Maria Moats

Maria Castañón Moats is the leader of PwC’s Governance Insights Center, which strives to strengthen the connection between directors, executive teams and investors by helping them navigate the evolving governance landscape.

With more than 25 years of experience at PwC, Maria is an audit partner and has previously held important PwC leadership roles within the U.S. firm. From 2011 to 2016 Maria served as PwC’s Chief Diversity Officer. After that role, and before becoming the leader of the Governance Insights Center, Maria served as Vice-Chair, Mexico and U.S. Assurance Leader. In this capacity she oversaw PwC’s national Assurance practice. Maria has served as the lead audit engagement partner for a number of public companies and she is currently the Senior Relationship Partner on several companies across various industries.

Maria brings extensive knowledge in governance, technical accounting, SEC and financial reporting matters to organizations and has a strong background in diversity and inclusion. She has held board roles with the March of Dimes (Dallas and Northern New Jersey) and currently serves on the Advisory Boards of The University of Texas at El Paso – College of Business Administration and Donors Choose.

Maria is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in Texas, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts), is fluent in Spanish and is a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso with a BBA in Accounting.

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