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Distinguished Alumni Award

Lucia Capozzoli '83

Lucia Capozzoli ’83 is a principal in Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory practice. Her primary role is to advise Deloitte’s largest and most complex global financial services clients on business, risk management, security and controls, and other financial and organizational challenges. As the lead client service principal for a number of Deloitte’s clients in the insurance sector, Lucia is responsible for driving account strategy, managing financial performance, developing and sustaining senior executive relationships, managing risk, and overseeing account teams and work delivered.

In addition to serving clients, she also serves as the chief talent officer for Deloitte’s U.S. Client Experience and Marketing Organizations. In this role she is responsible for developing and implementing talent strategies related to employee performance management, learning and development, and well-being for approximately 2,000 Deloitte employees. She also more recently served as the client relationship executive community leader. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing a group of professionals focused on driving key client executive relationships.

Lucia has held a wide range of leadership positions throughout her nearly 30-year career at Deloitte. Prior to assuming her role as lead client service principal, she served as secretary to the U.S. Board of Directors of Deloitte LLP. As secretary, in addition to serving as the chairman’s primary liaison on governance, risk and regulatory issues, Lucia teamed with key stakeholders to support the Board’s oversight of U.S. and global strategic priorities, succession activities and scenario planning. She has also served as the Control Assurance service line leader of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Enterprise Risk Services practice. Lucia previously served as Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Northeast Women’s Initiative Leader and Diversity Champion and led Deloitte LLP’s Northeast Regional Women’s Initiative program.

Her many honors include, recipient of Catalina magazine’s “Inspirational Leader Award.” She was also recognized by the New Jersey Fund as one of the “Top 30 Women of Influence in Finance” (2007) and named by NJBiz as one of the “Top 50 Woman in Business.” She has been featured in Working Mother magazine “Got a Mentor?” and honored by the Executive Women of New Jersey in their “Salute to the Policy Makers.” Lucia has been a frequent speaker on business and women’s workplace issues.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Lucia was employed as an internal auditor with Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co.

Lucia received her BS in Accounting from Montclair State University in 1983 and is a certified information systems auditor. Lucia resides in New Jersey with her husband, Matt, and their three sons.