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Steve Howe Receives National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2017 Directorship 100 Honors

New York, 29 November 2017

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Stephen R. Howe, Jr. has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) 2017 Directorship 100, a national list which annually recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Howe serves as the U.S. Chairman and Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP and EY Americas Managing Partner.

“It is a great honor to be recognized for the fourth year in a row by the NACD,” said Howe. “There is a growing demand from businesses and their boards for governance insights in the current transformative age marked by constant disruption and innovation. Through the EY Center for Board Matters, we are helping boards manage a growing agenda and a wide range of new risks and strategic opportunities.”

This year’s honorees will be recognized during a gala dinner at the tenth annual NACD Directorship 100 Gala tonight in New York City. The full list of the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 honorees can be found at

Mr. Howe has been with Ernst & Y for 35 years. In addition to his role as US Chairman and Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP and EY and Americas Managing Partner, he leads the US and EY Americas Executive Committees and is a member of the EY Global Executive Board. Howe previously served as Managing Partner of the Ernst & Young LLP Financial Services Office.

Howe represents EY and the US firm in regulatory relationships and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Center for Audit Quality. He also serves on the Board of the Partnership for New York City, the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and previously, the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation and the Board of Trustees of Colgate University.

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