Derrick Burks - Class of '74
CPA/businessman and managing partner of Ernst and Young's
Indianapolis office, the largest public accounting firm in Indiana and one of the largest professional service firms in the world, he
was the first African-American promoted to partner by one of the major Indiana CPA firms (Arthur Anderson) in 1991.
In 2000, he again made history when he was named managing partner, the first African-American to ever hold this position in the history of the then-74-year-old company.
He has received the Achievement Award from both the National Association of Black Accountants and the Center for Leadership Development and serves on many boards including Goodwill Industries, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, and as Treasurer of Super Bowl 2012 Committee.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, the American Institute of CPAs, the Indiana CPA Society, and the National Association of Black Accountants.