Stephen Howe, Jr.

Area Managing Partner – Americas

As EY’s US Chairman and Americas Managing Partner, Steve leads our Americas Area, which is made up of more than 70,000 people in 30 countries. He also leads the US and Americas Executive Committees, represents EY in regulatory relationships and is Executive Sponsor for EY’s focus on diversity and inclusiveness. Steve is also on EY’s Global Executive.

Previous experience

Steve has been with EY for 35 years. Prior to his current role, Steve served as Managing Partner of the Financial Services Office. He has served as audit partner for various global financial institution clients and senior advisory partner for many of EY’s largest clients.

Credentials and community activities

Steve serves on the Board of Governors of the Center for Audit Quality, the Board of the Partnership for New York City, the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation and the Board of Trustees of Colgate University.

Steve has been honored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a Directorship 100 honoree. Accounting Today named Steve among their “Top 100 Most Influential People”. He has been recognized as one of the top “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector.

Steve was keynote speaker in 2017 when EY-US was named #1 by DiversityInc. He has also been recognized as a “diversity leader” by DiversityInc and honored with the John D. Kemp Leadership Award by USBLN for his commitment and leading disability inclusion practices. Steve is the 2016 recipient of the A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award.

Steve graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Mathematical Economics and from the Stern School at New York University with an MBA in Accounting and Finance.