PwC’s Brad Hopton Joins National Organization on Disability Board of Directors
The National Organization on Disability yesterday announced that Brad Hopton has been elected to its Board of Directors. The unanimous vote came at NOD’s Board of Directors meeting, during which DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti was voted vice chairman, replacing Charles Dey, who is retiring.
Participation in NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker is required to eligible for consideration in the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People with Disabilities list.
Hopton is a Partner in Corporate Tax Advisory Services at PwC, where he helped to create the Ability Reveals Itself initiative that is helping to attract talented people with disabilities to the PwC workforce.
“Brad has not only distinguished himself as a leading tax consultant, he has spearheaded efforts inside PwC to create a culture that is laser focused on identifying and hiring skilled employees with disabilities,” said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. “As the parent of a 10-year-old son with Down Syndrome, Brad knows it is critical that companies like PwC create opportunities for talented men and women with disabilities to shine. Brad will play an invaluable role in helping to shape NOD’s agenda and we are delighted to welcome him to our Board.”
Brad leads high-performing, multidimensional teams that are intensely focused on driving value and delivering quality service to some of PwC’s largest multinational clients. His overall responsibilities include the delivery of tax-related consulting, compliance and advisory services, primarily focused on the Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences and Industrial Products industry sectors. He is a published author and speaker on tax issues affecting multinational companies and has organized innovative and thought-provoking roundtables with senior industry executives.
In addition to his client responsibilities, Brad is PwC’s Tax Operations Leader for the New York Metro region, as well as a key partner champion of the Firm’s talent and acquisition strategy under the Ability Reveals Itself initiative that seeks to match talented people with disabilities to job opportunities within PwC.
“When I first learned about the National Organization on Disability and its focus on finding employment opportunities for people with disabilities, I knew I wanted to be a part of that effort,” Hopton said. “At PwC, we are all about identifying and placing talent to better serve our clients. Through that process, we learned just how many people with disabilities already work at PwC and have worked hard to maximize their experience. It has been tremendously rewarding. I am honored to join such a distinguished board and welcome the chance to share my personal and work experiences with others who share my passion for this issue.”