C. Scott Green
C. Scott Green ’85 is an accountant, author, educator and business executive who has gained international recognition for his accomplishments. He currently is executive director of WilmerHale, one of the world’s largest law firms.
Green earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Idaho. While on campus, he was active in student government and elected ASUI president. He worked as an auditor for Boise Cascade Corp. before earning a master of business education (MBA) degree with an emphasis in finance from Harvard Business School in 1989.
New York City provided opportunities for Green, and he progressed in his career from auditor and financial analyst to executive director. He first joined Deloitte & Touche as part of their accelerated career program, and then served in various management roles for Goldman Sachs, ING Barings, and the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. In 2007, he joined the law firm of WilmerHale. As executive director of the firm, he oversees the business operation that includes 1,400 employees at 10 offices in five countries. The firm generates annual revenues of $1 billion.
“I believe Scott exemplifies the personal and professional values that are needed to restore confidence in U.S. corporate governance practices,” wrote one colleague in support of Green’s nomination. “There are many successful people who only talk about making a broader contribution; Scott has successfully and vigorously acted on this intent from an early professional age.”
Green also has been an adjunct instructor in finance and banking at Hofstra University. He is the author of two important professional books on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and has written numerous articles for academic and professional journals and magazines. In 2006, he was elected to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Business and Industry Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the accounting industry.
Green remains an active and engaged Vandal. He is past president of the Alumni Association, participated in the College of Business and Economics’ Executive Speaker Series, and hosted Idaho students during visits to the New York City financial district. In 2006, he received the Alumni Association’s Silver and Gold Award. Scott and his wife, Gabriella, also have established a scholarship endowment fund to benefit College of Business and Economics students.
The Green’s have two children, Nicolas and Christina.
Interview with Scott Green