Sam Johnson, Americas Vice Chair of Accounts at EY
(Graduate of Morehouse College – B.S. In Marketing and Accounting)
Sam Johnson is EY’s Americas 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 in 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 an in-depth knowledge around risk management compliance and internal control programs. He has also served as Accounts and Business Development Managing Partner, as well as Advisory Managing Partner for EY’s Northeast Region.
As an advocate for early childhood education, Sam pursues his passion by contributing time to several community boards and mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sam and his wife, Stefanie, reside in Atlanta and have three children: Jordan, Justin and Jason.