Anderson, 57, joins the Avery Dennison board after a 35-year career with Ernst & Young LLP, the global assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services firm, from which he retired in April as vice chairperson and managing partner of the firm’s Midwest region.
“Tony Anderson’s deep financial expertise and extensive experience advising multinational businesses will serve Avery Dennison well,” says Dean Scarborough, Avery Dennison chairman, president and CEO. “He is also a highly effective business leader, and we welcome his perspective.”
In addition to leading the Midwest region, Anderson’s Ernst & Young career includes six years in the Los Angeles area as managing partner of the firm’s Pacific Southwest region. He also served as the firm’s worldwide engagement partner for a number of large multinational companies and leader of the firm’s insurance and financial services industry practices.
A former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Anderson currently serves on the boards of directors of AAR Corporation and First American Financial Corporation. An active civic leader, he is also a director of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, World Business Chicago and the Chicago Urban League, of which he is chairman of the board. In addition, he is a member of the boards of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Field Museum of Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In Los Angeles, he has served as chairman of Town Hall Los Angeles, the Children's Bureau of Southern California, and the California Science Center.
Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Chicago State University. He is a member of the American, California and Illinois Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.