Brian P. Anderson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baxter International from 1997 to 2004. He joined Baxter in 1991, as Vice President, Corporate Audit, became Corporate Controller in 1993 and then Vice President, Finance in 1997. He was also Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax from 2004-2005. Before joining Baxter, he spent 15 years with Deloitte in the Chicago and Washington, DC. Offices. He was an Audit Partner in the Washington, D.C. Office.
Mr. Anderson’s education includes a BS in Accounting (magna cum laude) from Howard University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting (cum laude) from Indiana University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of W. W. Grainger Inc., PulteGroup, James Hardie Industries plc, and the Nemours Foundation. He currently serves as Chairman of The Nemours Foundation and Chairman of the Audit Committees of James Hardie Industries plc and PulteGroup, and is the former Lead Director and Audit Committee Chairman of W. W. Grainger. Mr. Anderson was recently elected to The Governing Board of the Center for Audit Quality, and served on the Board of AM Castle from 2005 to 2016, as Audit Committee Chairman (2005-2010) and Chairman of the Board 2010-2016.
In 2002, Mr. Anderson was named to Fortune magazine’s “Top 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America” and was the inaugural recipient of the “Chief Financial Officer of the Year” awarded by the Chicago chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2003, Mr. Anderson was admitted to the Academy of Alumni Fellows of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Mr. Anderson is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and was a recipient of the Sells Award for his performance on the Uniform CPA Examination in 1977.