NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen R. Howe, Jr., EY's U.S. Chairman and Americas Managing Partner, was honored last night as a National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) 2015 Directorship 100 honoree during the NACD's annual awards gala in New York City. The NACD Directorship list annually recognizes the 100 most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community.
"It is an honor to be recognized by NACD and to be included with such an esteemed group of dedicated corporate directors and corporate governance leaders," said Howe. "I look forward to continuing EY's commitment to the highest principles of board leadership, as today's corporate boards face expanding agendas that include shifting global economic conditions, rapid technological change, and market and industry challenges and complexity."
"As the advocate for the profession of directorship, NACD is honored to recognize these leaders for their commitment to excellence and insights both in and around the boardroom. Corporate directors and governance leaders are strategic assets of the enterprise, and stakeholders rely upon their stewardship to create and sustain long-term economic value," said NACD President and CEO Ken Daly. "The characteristics and values that the NACD Directorship 100 honorees are reflective of those that all directors should strive to emulate as they carry out their fiduciary duties."
The full list of the 2015 NACD Directorship 100 honorees can be found at www.NACDonline.org/D100.
In addition to his role as U.S. Chairman and Americas Managing Partner, Howe leads the U.S. and Americas Executive Committees and represents EY in U.S. regulatory relationships. He also directly serves as Executive Sponsor for the EY organization's focus on diversity and inclusiveness. He has been with EY for over 33 years.
Prior to his current role, Howe served as Managing Partner of the EY Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young LLP. He also served as an audit partner for various global financial institution clients and as senior advisory partner on many of the firm's largest clients.
Over the past several years, Howe has been honored by other organizations, including Accounting Today, which named him to their "Top 100 Most Influential People" list of thought leaders and visionaries shaping the accounting profession. Howe has also been recognized as one of the top "100 CEO Leaders in STEM" by STEMconnector.
Howe graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Mathematical Economics and from the Stern School at New York University with an MBA in Accounting and Finance.
Howe is a member of the Board of Governors of the Center for Audit Quality, the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation, the Board of Trustees of Colgate University, and the Board of the Partnership for New York City and the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall. Howe also serves as the Corporate Chairman for the Liberty Science Center Genius Gala. Howe and his wife, Kate, are active supporters of a number of charities and he is actively involved in the development and support of EY's Corporate Responsibility initiatives.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) helps more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD aspires to a world where businesses are sustainable, profitable, and respected, and where stakeholders trust directors to develop strategies that create long-term value and provide effective oversight. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and governance stakeholders, NACD has been shaping the future of board leadership for more than 35 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at Join@NACDonline.org or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your Concierge at Concierge@NACDonline.org to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.
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