Out Leadership today announced that Richard Jeanneret, Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Vice Chair, East Region Managing Partner, has joined its Global Advisory Board.
As the East Region Managing Partner and a member of the EY Americas Operating Executive and United States Executive Committee at EY, Rich leads more than 12,000 professionals across all business units and sectors in more than 27 offices stretching from Boston to Richmond. As the EY Americas Executive Sponsor of the firm’s LGBT+ affinity network, Unity, Rich is an active ally for the LGBT+ community and frequently speaks at political, business and media events advocating equality for all , including at Out Leadership’s U.S. Summit and OutNEXT Global Summit in 2018.
“I’m thrilled to join Out Leadership’s Global Advisory Board,” Jeanneret said. “Although the world’s smartest companies now recognize that diverse teams are more effective, there’s still a lot of work to be done to ensure that LGBT+ people have the opportunity to participate openly in the economy and reach their highest potential. I’m honored to join a group of leaders committed to helping Out Leadership do that work.”
Out Leadership Founder and Principal Todd Sears said: “We’re sincerely grateful that Rich has agreed to join our Board. When I think of effective Allies to LGBT+ people in the global business community, he’s one of the very first people who comes to mind. He sees the big picture and the small details, understanding both why LGBT+ inclusion matters to corporate bottom lines and why equality is so incredibly personal to LGBT+ individuals and their loved ones.”
Jeanneret joins 13 other influential LGBT+ and Ally global leaders who currently or have previously sat on Out Leadership’s Global Advisory Board, including: