Press release

Julie Boland appointed EY Vice Chair, Central Region Managing Partner

Chicago, January 17 2018

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  • Succeeds Kelly Grier, EY US Chairman and Managing Partner and EY Americas Area Managing Partner-Elect
  • Brings strong track record of growth, client service and passion for people and culture
  • Joins the US Executive Committee and the Americas Operating Executive

EY announces the appointment of Julie Boland to EY Vice Chair and Central Region Managing Partner, succeeding Kelly Grier, EY US Chairman and Managing Partner and EY Americas Area Managing Partner-Elect, effective 1 July 2018.

In her new role, Julie will be responsible for driving market leadership, developing and retaining talent, creating high-performing teams, and providing exceptional client service for a regional practice of 10,000 professionals spanning 15 states and 17 offices. She will also serve as a Senior Advisory Partner on several of the region’s largest clients and join the US Executive Committee and the Americas Operating Executive.

Kelly Grier says:

“The Central Region is one of EY’s largest regions and its strong position comes from our purpose of building a better working world. Julie has a passion for our people and culture having led Cleveland, the region’s second largest office, with outstanding growth, people engagement and recruiting results. During her 30-year career, she has served a variety of EY clients and is known for quality and integrity. Julie knows our region well and has the passion, mindset and experience to move it forward.”

Since 2014, Julie has served as EY’s Cleveland Office Managing Partner. She is the current Presiding Partner for EY’s Central Region Partner Forum and a member of the US Partner/Principal Council, Americas Advisory Council, Global Governance Council and Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council.

Julie shared that she is honored to succeed Kelly. “EY’s Central Region is known for its innovation, exceptional client service and its best-in-class execution of the talent agenda and people engagement. Under Kelly’s leadership, EY’s Central Region has built impressive momentum that I look forward to building upon.”

Julie began her career as a CPA in the audit practice of another Big Four firm. She then worked at J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs leading up to her CFO roles at publicly- and privately-held companies. Throughout her career, she’s worked in offices in London, New York, Chicago and Cleveland.

Current and past affiliations include current Vice Chair of Destination Cleveland, member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Board, immediate past chair of the Achievement Centers for Children, Treasurer of the United Way of Greater Cleveland, and founding member of In Counsel with Women. A graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2006, Julie’s been recognized as a YWCA Woman of Achievement and Crain’s 40 under 40.

Julie holds an MBA in finance and statistics from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and a B.S. in business and accounting from the University of Vermont. She’s a native of northeast Ohio.

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