World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) will host its inaugural Prosperity Through Trade luncheon Thursday, May 9, 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 W Bay St. Chief Operating Officer of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Network Carol Sawdye will be the keynote speaker.

Sawdye is Chief Operating Officer for the PwC Network, leading Network Operations and driving the budgeting, financial planning and investments processes throughout the Network and collaborates with the global leadership team on Network transformation. Prior to her current role, Carol was Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PwC US.

Carol rejoined PwC in November 2012 after working for the National Basketball Association (NBA), where she served as the Executive Vice President and CFO.

Carol also spent eight years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, initially as CFO and later also assuming responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer.

Carol began her career at PwC, and spent her first 17 years (the last six as a partner) mostly serving Fortune 500 public clients, primarily focused on the media and entertainment industry.

Carol is a CPA, licensed to practice in NY. She received her B.S. in accounting from the University of Virginia and her MBA, with specialization in international business and corporate finance, from Columbia Business School. She and her husband live in New York and Savannah, Georgia.

World Trade Center Savannah will also present the 2019 World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award to a regional company demonstrating excellence in international trade. For more information, contact LeAndrea Mikell at