Ellen is the Executive Director of the EY Foundation and Director of University Relations, EY Americas. In addition, she supports a variety of initiatives within the Office of Public Policy. Formerly, Ellen was the EY Americas Director of Campus Recruiting. She is also an Executive Coach who focuses on transition.
Ellen is the past Chair and current member of the Board of Directors for the Graduate Management Admission Council, the Leventhal School of Accounting Board of Advisors, and Brigham Young University’s School of Accounting Board of Advisors. She was a Commissioner for the profession’s Pathways in Accounting initiatives. She is Past-Chair of the Forte Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to “inspiring women business leaders.” She is also a past Board member of AACSB, the AAA Executive Committee, the Ross School at the University of Michigan, the APLG (twice), the AICPA Education committee, the Center for the Public Trust, Gina Gibney Dance Company, T-Zone (Tyra Banks’s charity supporting women and girls) and the University of North Carolina School of Accoutancy Program.
Prior to joining the EY organization, Ellen was a development officer, raising private money for several universities. She has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
How Ellen is building a better working world
“Building a better working world starts with preparing students to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. As the Executive Director of the Foundation, I work with institutions of higher education across the country to stimulate and support excellence, organize programs with a focus on diversity and inclusiveness, and help create pipelines to careers in professional services.”