Kelly Grier is EY’s US Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, leading more than 72,000 people in 31 countries, with annual revenue of $15.6 billion.
She chairs the US Executive Committee and Americas Operating Executive and represents EY in regulatory relationships. Her leadership portfolio includes membership on EY’s Global Executive and Global Practice Group. She serves as Executive Sponsor for EY’s focus on diversity and inclusiveness.
During her 28-year tenure at EY, Kelly has had extensive experience working around the globe as a client service partner and senior advisor on Fortune 500 Audit and Advisory clients. Kelly is now a senior advisory partner on several of EY’s largest accounts. Previously, she was Vice Chair, Central Regional Managing Partner, where she led 10,000 professionals across 15 states and 17 offices.
Kelly also served as Americas Vice Chair, Talent, where she focused on creating an exceptional experience for all EY people in the Americas, and served on the Global Talent Executive.
Recognized for her work, she was named to the 2019 Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York list and the 2019 AICPA and CPA Powerful Women in the Accounting Profession. Additionally, she has been named to Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” list and recognized as an Anti-Defamation League’s “Woman of Achievement,” as well as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Outside of EY, Kelly serves on boards for the Center for Audit Quality, Council of Foreign Relations, Carnegie Hall, Catalyst, Partnership for New York City, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Ravinia Festival and the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. She received a BA in Accounting from Saint Mary’s College.
How Kelly is building a better working world
“I am honored and humbled to lead an innovative, dynamic and fast-paced organization at an exciting time with an unrelenting focus on helping clients address their toughest challenges and realize their greatest ambitions. At EY, through high-performance teaming and inclusive leadership, we seize the opportunities of our changing world as we keep asking better questions to fulfill our purpose of building a better working world.”