Ernst & Young LLP's San Jose office announces new leadership promotions New partners, executive director and director named

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ernst & Young LLP recently announced promotions of professionals based in its San Jose office. "All of our partners, executive directors and directors have a crucial role to play in helping to build a better working world for our clients, people and the communities in which we work," commented Kailesh Karavadra, San Jose Office Managing Principal. "These outstanding women demonstrate leadership, integrity, dedication and a commitment to quality client service on a daily basis. We congratulate them on this significant achievement."

Wendy Drummond Craig was promoted to partner from senior manager. Craig is a member of Ernst & Young LLP's Assurance practice where she provides audit services to large, multi-location SEC registrants, as well as entrepreneurial, high-growth clients in the technology and media & entertainment sectors. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Craig is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in California and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Tatyana Kovalchuk was promoted to partner from senior manager. Kovalchuk is a member of Ernst & Young LLP's Tax practice where she provides global mobility tax services to multinational companies in the areas of international assignment planning, global tax compliance, global risk management and cost reduction strategies. She received a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kovalchuk is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in California and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Ye Wang was promoted to partner from senior manager. Wang is a member of Ernst & Young LLP's Assurance practice where she provides audit services to a variety of clients, including large multinational SEC registrants and start-ups in the technology sector. She received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wang is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in California and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Irine Dibowitz was promoted to executive director from senior manager. Dibowitz is a member of Ernst & Young LLP's Tax practice where she provides domestic and international income tax planning and analysis for clients in the technology and life sciences sectors. She received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Dibowitz is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in California and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Ame Cruz Ponce was promoted to director from associate director. Ponce is a member of EY's Americas Talent Team where she serves as the recruiting leader for the West Coast as well as the national recruiting leader for the Assurance practice. She received a bachelor's degree in Education from San Jose State University.

About Ernst & Young LLP's Bay Area practice

Ernst & Young LLP has more than 1,900 people in its San Francisco, San Jose and Redwood Shores offices who serve a diverse client base of innovative and entrepreneurial companies spanning the technology, real estate, consumer products, asset management and insurance, banking and capital markets, health care and social media industries. Ernst & Young LLP is a market leader in the Bay Area, serving more than 60% of the region's companies listed on the Silicon Valley 150, Russell 3000 and Fortune 1000.

The firm celebrates the successes of Northern California's entrepreneurs through its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program, founded in 1986. Ernst & Young LLP's San Jose office is also home to EY's Global Technology Center, which brings together worldwide teams of professionals with deep technical and industry knowledge.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

This news release has been issued by Ernst & Young LLP, member firm of EY serving clients in the US.

Media Contact: Linda Whalen, Ernst & Young LLP, + 1 213 977 3919, linda.whalen@ey.com

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