The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has announced that Laura Giovacco has been elected to its board of directors. The unanimous vote came at NOD’s most recent board meeting. Giovacco is a partner in the Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young LLP (No. 3 on the DivesityInc Top 50 Companies list). In addition to lending her talents to the NOD board, Giovacco was instrumental in the firm joining the National Organization on Disability’s Corporate Leadership Council at the President’s Circle level.
“Laura has helped leading global financial institutions solve complex business challenges for more than 25 years,” said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. “She’s expressed a desire to bring that same passion and creativity to NOD so that we can work together with corporate America to find more employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Ernst & Young LLP is an example of an organization that has already made that a leading priority. That is why I am delighted not only to welcome Laura and her considerable talents to NOD, but also EY as the latest member of our Corporate Leadership Council.”
Membership in the Corporate Leadership Council provides an opportunity for national and global companies to learn from NOD’s experts and corporate peers about leading practices and common challenges in disability employment – and to be recognized for their commitment to disability inclusion.
Laura has over 25 years of experience working with senior management and boards of leading global financial institutions to support their strategy and solve complex business issues. Laura’s expertise spans banking and capital markets, risk management, regulatory compliance, internal control, and accounting change.
Laura is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Economics. She is a member of the AICPA and New York State Society of CPAs.
“I am honored to join the Board of Directors as we seek to activate change and create more employment opportunities for individuals with diverse abilities,” said Giovacco. “At EY, we believe that people with a variety of abilities help us to be more innovative, productive and effective which is why I am committed to working with my peers to not only identify existing challenges, but implement meaningful disability inclusion programs that benefit individuals around the world.”
EY is also a winner of the inaugural 2016 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™. The Seal is awarded annually to the companies with the highest performance on NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker™,a free and confidential disability employment assessment.