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Ken Bouyer

EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting

Diversity and inclusion evangelist. Life goal is to inspire others. Born and raised NYer. Frequent D&I spokesperson. Husband and father. Golf enthusiast.

As EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, Ken develops and implements the recruiting strategy to build and attract diverse and inclusive talent pools for EY Americas member firms. Ken frequently serves as a spokesperson on diversity and recruiting trends.

Prior to his current role, Ken was a Director in the US firm’s Advisory Services practice, supporting various global internal audit clients.    

Ken is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and serves on the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College, North Carolina A&T’s Dean’s Advisory Council and Arizona State University’s Accounting Advisory Board. He is a current Corporate Advisory Board Member of the National Association of Black Accountants and Association of Latino Professionals For America, earning ALPFA’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Ken is also a Corporate Advisory Board Member of Ascend, which is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America.

Ken is the past Chair and current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion. Previously, Ken was a Board Member and International President of Beta Alpha Psi and a board member and Chair of the Audit Committee for the American Accounting Association.

He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Federation for the Schools of Accountancy (FSA). Ken is a recipient of the FSA's "Practitioner Service Award" for his distinguished service to the profession of accounting and accounting education. He was awarded the NABA’s Presidential Award for his extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in the accounting profession and his commitment to and support of NABA. Ken was also the recipient of the Harlem YMCA’s Black Achiever’s in Industry award, the Michigan Society of CPA’s Diversity and Inclusion leadership award and the New Jersey State Society D&I Leadership award. 

Ken earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Manhattan College. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

How Ken is building a better working world 

"I try to build a better, more inclusive working world every day. I challenge our clients to rethink their diversity strategies; I visit college campuses nationwide and meet with deans to help them make their campuses more inclusive; and I speak to young people regularly to inspire them to lead us into a future where all differences are valued and where all workplaces foster a sense of belonging."