November 13-17, 2019
Palm Springs, California

Sam Johnson

EY Americas Vice Chair – Accounts


Sam Johnson is the EY Americas Vice Chair – Accounts. In this role, he leads the EY Americas growth strategy by engaging and motivating 71,000 people to drive top-line growth and propel the EY brand in the market. With more than 25 years of experience, Sam has served in various positions, successfully growing and transforming the business of EY.

Most recently, Sam was Vice Chair and Southeast Region Managing Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where he oversaw more than 5,000 professionals across six US states, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Under his leadership, the Southeast Region led the Americas in growth in FY18.

Sam is a member of the EY US Executive Board and the EY Americas Operating Executive. His innovation and keen business insights will continue the growth of the US firm’s capabilities and support the global organization’s ambition of becoming the leading global professional services provider by 2020.

From his tenure as EY Americas Risk Management and Internal Controls Services Leader, Sam has an in-depth knowledge around risk management compliance and internal control programs. He has also served as Accounts and Business Development Managing Partner, as well as Advisory Managing Partner for the Northeast Region.

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