City of Hope’s National Insurance Industry Council will honor Anthony “Tony” Anderson, retired vice chairman and Midwest managing partner of Ernst & Young LLP, with its 2012 Spirit of Life Award.
The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, presented annually to an insurance industry leader who has demonstrated professional and philanthropic leadership.
Anderson will receive the award on October 27 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“I’m a big believer in the critical role business leaders play in the community,” Anderson said. “A city will never reach its full potential without the active, hands-on support of the business community. That’s why I’ve made it my personal mission to give back in a meaningful way. City of Hope’s commitment to medical research and philanthropy impacts communities around the world.”
While based in Chicago, Anderson managed a practice of more than 4,000 assurance, tax, advisory and transaction professionals serving clients across a 12-state region. During his 35-year career, Anderson also served as Ernst & Young’s Pacific Southwest managing partner from 2000 until 2006 and was based in Los Angeles. His background includes leading the firm’s Pacific Southwest insurance practice from 1996 to 2000. Anderson began his career at Ernst & Young in 1977 as an audit staffer in Chicago. He was admitted to the partnership in 1989.
The National Insurance Industry Council was founded in 1978 by a group of insurance industry executives and is composed of property/casualty companies, law firms, brokers, accounting firms, reinsurers, executive placement firms and actuaries in the insurance industry. To date, the NIIC has raised $19 million for City of Hope, a research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.