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Dean's Advisory Council: Ray J. Groves

Mr. Groves was with Ernst & Young for 37 years, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the last 17 years until his retirement in 1994. Mr. Groves was Chairman of Legg Mason Merchant Banking, Inc. from 1995 to 2001. He was President, Chairman and Senior Advisor of Marsh Inc. in 2001-2005. He served as the Ombudsman for Standard & Poor’s from January, 2009 to June, 2011. 

Mr. Groves has served on the board of directors of more than ten SEC-registered companies, including Gillette, Nabisco, EDS, American Water Works, Boston Scientific, and Consolidated Natural Gas, as well as a number of private companies. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Physicians Insurance Company and Group Ark Insurance Holdings Limited. Mr. Groves is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

He is a member and former Chair of the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Foundation and he is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Fisher College of Business. He is a former member of the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and served as the Chairman of its Center for the Study of the Service Sector. 

Mr. Groves is an Advisory Director of The Metropolitan Opera Association. He is an Honorary Director of The Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Connecticut