Maria Castañón Moats

Partner, PwC US

Maria Moats is a Vice Chair and PwC’s Assurance Leader for the US and Mexico. In this capacity, she serves as a member of both the U.S. Leadership Team and the Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team. Maria's leadership of the national Assurance practice encompasses business strategy, quality and regulatory relations, innovation, risk management, portfolio strategy and business development, and human capital.

Maria’s professional experience spans accounting, financial reporting, investigations and M&A. She has led audits of both public and private entities, initial and secondary public offerings, and private placement and public debt registrations.

Prior to her current role, Maria served as the Regional Assurance Leader for PwC’s East Region, after serving a 5- year term as PwC US’ Chief Diversity Officer where she led the strategy and execution of the firm's diversity and inclusion efforts.

Maria has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting.

Maria was named number three on Fortune’s inaugural 50 Most Powerful Latina’s List in 2018.