EY has named Leslie Patterson as EY Americas and US Diversity, equity and inclusiveness leader.
In her role, Patterson will be “responsible for driving the organization’s DEI strategy”.
She will lead the organization’s anti-racism commitments and efforts in the US, working with EY US leadership teams.
Having worked at the firm for 28 years, Patterson previously supported the formation of the first EY employee resource groups for racially and ethnically diverse professionals and worked on the task force to create the EY LGBT+ professional network.
Kelly Grier, EY US chair and managing partner and Americas managing partner, said: “Over the course of her career, Leslie has been dedicated to supporting an inclusive culture at EY. She is committed to creating lifelong relationships with our people and to providing them with opportunities and the tools they need to thrive both personally and professionally.
“Her work has not only driven meaningful change within EY but also in our communities.”
Patterson added: “In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in business, and to lead with empathy, honesty and action. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to further support EY’s long-standing commitment to cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.”