Carol Carlson, who was elected to the Board in 2016, is a retired partner from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP, where she served for over 36 years as an audit and accounting specialist working with companies in the insurance industry. Her clients included many of the largest life and annuity writers in the world, as well as many of the largest global property and casualty insurers. While with the firm she advised insurers on their strategic transactions – acquisitions, dispositions and IPOs. In addition, she advised companies on the impacts of new and developing accounting and financial reporting guidance. She serves on several committees of The Boston Club, including the Not-for-Profit Board Committee. She has always had a special interest in gender-equity and inclusiveness and led EY’s efforts on these initiatives for a number of years. She was a past member of EY’s Partner Advisory Council and is frequent speaker at insurance industry technical conferences. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Iowa.