An accomplished policy strategist, Les is EY Americas Vice Chair for Public Policy. He leads the formulation of our position and perspective on public policy matters and oversees coordination of related stakeholder management and communications.
In coordination with his global counterparts, Les fosters consistency in perspectives and messaging across the EY public policy and regulatory network. He also works strategically across practices and service lines to assess public policy implications on new business development.
Before joining EY in 1997, Les worked in the US Senate for 13 years with Senator Don Nickles (R-OK), serving as Chief of Staff.
He holds a BS in Journalism from Oklahoma State University.
How Les is building a better working world
“In my work with EY leadership, policymakers, regulators and stakeholders, I seek to balance sensible policy and regulation with opportunities for growth, improvement and innovation. Effective public policy is the foundation of our efforts to enhance financial reporting, help protect investors and meet the quickly evolving needs of the marketplace.”