Rene Salas, CPA

Rene is a senior business executive with over 35 years of experience in accounting and advisory services, specializing within healthcare and technology industries. He currently serves as a board member of Intra-Cellular Therapies (ITCI) and Embody, Inc. and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Rene retired from EY where he was a senior client service partner and regional leader of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic biotech practice. In addition to his client service roles while at EY, Rene developed a successful record of guiding national and regional diversity, equity and inclusiveness programs to broaden representation in leadership positions and impact culture change. He also served as the firm’s regional representative for the Association of Latino Professionals for America.

Rene has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations, including serving as the Board Chair of several regional organizations. These organizations focus on education, early childhood health and development, housing and immigration legal services and serve diverse clients, most of whom live in poverty.

Rene, a first-generation college graduate, attended the University of Texas at San Antonio.