Ernst & Young LLP's Thear Suzuki recognized as Future Leader by Consulting Magazine

Oct 14, 2013, 09:00 ET from EY

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced that Thear Sy Suzuki, Principal in the firm's Advisory Services practice and IT Transformation Practice leader for the Southwest Region, has been named a winner of a 2013


magazine's "Women Leaders in Consulting" award. Suzuki was selected for a Future Leader award for her exceptional role in leading and delivering large and complex IT Transformation programs.

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"Thear is a visionary whose dedication to her clients and commitment to advancing women's leadership and mentorship has made an incredible difference at EY," said Bob Patton, the EY Americas Advisory Vice Chair. "Leaders like Thear instill in me great confidence as I consider the future of our profession and I am thrilled that she's being recognized by the industry."

Suzuki was among over 400 nominees considered by Consulting magazine. She was nominated by Carl Smith, EY Americas Advisory People Leader, who was honored by the publication for his leadership in 2013.

As the IT Transformation Practice leader for the Southwest Region of Ernst & Young LLP, Suzuki provides IT advisory services to Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Suzuki led Accenture's US Advanced Systems Delivery Practice, an organization of over 500 technologists focused on technology delivery.

Suzuki serves on the EY Americas Advisory Women's Leadership Steering Committee, a task force focused on the retention and advancement of women to the Executive Director and Partner level.

"I was humbled to have even been considered for this award and am honored by the unexpected recognition," said Suzuki. "This news comes at a pivotal moment and it has energized my desire to use my career to create positive change.  With EY I feel that I am part of something special and I am grateful to the individuals and clients who have invited me to join their teams."

Suzuki's involvement extends into her community, where she serves on the Dallas Women's Foundation Board of Directors, Back On My Feet Dallas Chapter Advisory Board and the National Association of Asian American Professionals-DFW Senior Advisory Council. A strong advocate of women's leadership and diversity initiatives, Suzuki has been recognized in, Working Mother's Magazine, The Little PINK Book, Diversity Inc, and NAAAP 100.  She has also been featured in a book by Anne Doyle called Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders

Suzuki is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and four sons.

The full list of award recipients and related stories appear in the November/December 2013 issue of Consulting magazine and is available at

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