Barb Loughran

Audit Committee Chair

Armstrong World Industries and Jacobs Solutions

Current public company boards: Jacobs Solutions, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Executive Experience: Barb is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) partner, having advised Fortune 5 C-Suite executives and audit committees across a broad spectrum of issues. She has been at the helm of the global audit relationship as these companies addressed strategic and operational opportunities and challenges. Many of these have been transformational, such as pursuing growth organically and through acquisitions, refocusing through divestitures and restructurings and investing in information technology and the customer experience.

Barb brings strategic acumen and an operational perspective, leveraging her many leadership roles. As the industrial products market leader for NY Metro, Barb had P&L responsibility, driving the performance of the partners and staff serving clients across a broad range of sub-industries.  She also led business development for the retail & consumer business unit in NY Metro, developing the overall strategic direction and driving teams to expand relationships to enable clients to address growth opportunities, minimize risks and reduce costs. 

Additionally, Barb worked directly with the SEC and the PCAOB during her tenure at PwC’s national office, allowing her to provide unique insights into successfully navigating interactions with regulators, including preparing for IPOs and raising capital. 

Additional information: Barb earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania – Wharton. Barb is a CPA in New Jersey.