Carol Mays* is the Chief Operating Officer of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP. With over 20 years in strategic leadership in professional service organizations, Carol is responsible for all operational functions in BAL offices globally.  She is a member of the firm’s senior management team responsible for the leadership and long-term success of the firm. With a focus on integrating cross-functional operations teams, she has a passion for providing high-level strategies and operational initiatives that impact the bottom line.

Carol approaches her work with a “can do” attitude, which she learned from her father. In professional service firms where people are the “product,” she maximizes individual and team performance. She strongly believes in building diverse teams with unique perspectives to achieve the highest results.

Carol has an MBA from New York University and a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in areas of psychology and coaching.

*This Berry Appleman & Leiden professional is not licensed to practice law.

Education & Admissions

New York University, Master of Business Administration
Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Business Administration


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