Sam R. Johnson

Sam R. Johnson

Americas Vice Chair - Ernst & Young LLP

Sam Johnson is the EY Americas Vice Chair of Markets and 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. He 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.

During his 26 years of experience with EY, 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.

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 the EY 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.