Kelly Grier is EY’s US Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, leading more than 81,000 people in 31 countries, with annual revenue of $21.2 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 30-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 Consulting clients. Kelly is now a senior consulting 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 Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list in 2018, 2019, and 2020; 2019 Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York list; and the 2019 and 2020 Most Powerful Women in the Accounting Profession list by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CPA Practice Advisor magazine. Additionally, she has been recognized as an Anti-Defamation League’s “Woman of Achievement,” as well as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Kelly was also named to the Forbes 2021 CEO Next list of leaders and visionaries.
Outside of EY, Kelly is the Board of Governors Chair for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). She co-chairs the Trilateral Task Force on Global Capitalism in Transition, an international task force on the future of capitalism, and serves on the CEO Action for Racial Equality Governing Committee. Kelly also serves on the boards for CECP, Carnegie Hall, Catalyst, Partnership for New York City, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Ravinia Festival. She is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Chicago Network. Kelly 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.”