Business 100 – 2014

Thomas W. Codd/PwC

Thomas W. Codd is vice chairman at PwC and leader of U.S. Human Capital. He joined PwC in 1982 and has spent his entire career serving manufacturing and distribution companies, ranging  from private companies to multinational corporations. 

Tom is a director of The American Ireland Fund, a member of the North American Advisory Board of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a member of the New York City Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He earned a B.Sc. in management from Purdue University. He also serves on many civic boards in Dallas, including the Catholic Foundation, World Affairs Council of Dallas-Ft. Worth, SMU Cox School of Business, SMU Athletic Forum,  Dallas Theater Center, University of Dallas,  Circle 10 Council/Boy Scouts of America, Dallas Regional Chamber and Dallas Citizens Council.

Tom, who is a second-generation Irish American – his paternal grandparents were born in counties Wexford and Sligo – says, “I attribute my fundamental values of work ethic, loyalty, fortitude, charity, humor, and humility in large part to my ancestry.” He and his wife, Shelly, live in Dallas, Texas with their four children: Tommy, Kevin, Mike, and Kaitlin.