Leslie Patterson, Partner at EY
(Graduate of Hampton University – Bachelors of Accounting)
As the Southeast Talent Leader, Leslie Patterson oversees the development and career needs of 3,500 EY professionals across 15 offices, as well as a portion of the firm’s Caribbean practice.
In addition to leading people development and engagement for one of EY’s highest growing regions, Patterson also shares her passion for Diversity and Inclusiveness in communities as a speaker or panelists and in the market by assisting clients in developing their purpose and Talent and D&I needs.
Patterson is a Partner and has been with EY for 25 years, where she launched her career as a CPA in the firm’s Assurance practice. Over the years, she has served as the Americas Director of the Office of Diversity Strategy and Development, and has been a successful national recruiter, focusing primarily on the firm’s minority campus and experienced hire recruitment efforts. She is a member of EY’s Americas Talent Executive Committee and has served on multiple EY Global and Americas Task Forces and Advisory Councils.