Steve Howe is EY’s U.S. Chairman and Americas Managing Partner. In the Americas, EY member firms operate in 30 countries. Steve leads the U.S. and Americas Executive Boards and represents EY in regulatory relationships. Steve is also on EY’s Global Executive Board. He serves as Executive Sponsor for the Firm’s focus on diversity and inclusiveness and has been with EY for 35 years. Prior to his role as U.S. Chairman and Americas Managing Partner, Steve served as Managing Partner of the Financial Services Office and led EY’s client service teams for a number of global financial institutions.
Steve has been honored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a Directorship 100 honoree, recognizing him as one of the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Accounting Today named Steve to their “Top 100 Most Influential People” list of the thought leaders and visionaries shaping the accounting profession. He has been recognized as one of the top “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector. Steve was the keynote speaker in 2017 when EY-US was named #1 by DiversityInc and is the 2016 recipient of the A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award, recognizing exemplary leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He was also honored with the John D. Kemp Leadership Award by USBLN for his commitment and leading disability inclusion practices.
Steve graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Mathematical Economics and from the Stern School at New York University with an MBA in Accounting and Finance. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Center for Audit Quality, 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. Steve and his wife Kate are active supporters of a number of charities and Steve is actively involved in the development and support of EY’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives.
Steve and Kate have four children and reside in Pleasantville, NY.