Sam R. Johnson
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Sam R. Johnson

EY Americas Vice Chair - Accounts

Business leader and people champion. Community advocate. Running enthusiast. Dad.

Sam Johnson is EY’s Vice Chair of Accounts. In this role, he leads EY’s 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 EY, 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 for FY18.

Sam is a member of the firm’s US Executive Board and the EY Americas Operating Executive. His innovation and keen business insights will continue the growth of the 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 in-depth knowledge around risk management compliance and internal controls programs. He has also served as Accounts and Business Development Managing Partner, as well as Advisory Managing Partner for the EY Northeast Region.

As an advocate for early childhood education, Sam pursue his passion by contributing time to several community boards and mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sam and his wife, Stefanie, reside in Atlanta with their three children: Jordan, Justin and Jason.

How Sam is building a better working world

“I focus on maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture to better meet the needs of EY clients and people. This requires purposeful action in ensuring they have the resources, insights and experiences needed to grow.

The best way to navigate the current business climate is to develop people with different backgrounds, ideas and knowledge.”

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