Business 100 - 2010

Thomas W. Codd/PwC

Thomas W. Codd is north Texas managing partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and an elected member of PwC’s Board of Partners. He has spent his entire career serving manufacturing and distribution companies, including public and private equity-owned companies ranging in size from multi-location 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 Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He earned a BSc in management from Purdue University. Tom is a second-generation Irish American whose paternal grandparents were born in counties Carlow and Sligo. On his Irish heritage he remarks, “I attribute my fundamental values of work ethic, loyalty, fortitude, humor and grace in large part to my ancestry. Also, Irish heritage enables a connection to an Irish community that stretches around and across the globe.” He and his wife Shelly have four children: Tommy, Kevin, Mike and Kaitlin.