MR. JAMES TURLEY

FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO, EY

RECIPIENT OF THE AMERICA COMPETES AWARD FOR CORPORATE LEADERSHIP, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

 

 

Mr. Turley’s leadership is creative, dynamic and down-to-earth. He leads by example. And, he led Ernst & Young through some of the most turbulent times imaginable. While he deserves commendation for reacting to crisis and leading the company forward, he truly shined when given the chance to create and reward creativity.

His work in guiding Ernst & Young (E&Y) through turbulent economic years and fostering a new mandate establishing E&Y as a trusted advocate for its clients is unparalleled. At the helm of one of the  “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and with a personal approval rating from his employees of over 95%, Mr. Turley’s leadership extended beyond promoting entrepreneurship and innovation as core competitiveness drivers to one that truly embraced the idea that people are a company’s most valuable asset.

 

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Through his participation with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, we have seen firsthand your engagement globally in emerging markets such as Brazil. Mr. Turley’s leadership on the Council’s U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative Steering Committee brought to light E&Y’s support for entrepreneurs across the country.

Mr. Turley’s work and dedication extends beyond the boardroom into the community. Working with the Boy Scouts of America to ensure that the benefits of scouting are extended to any young man who wishes to participate, he helped strengthen the character of our nation. From his position on the Board of Catalyst, he championed equality in the workplace.

Mr. Turley’s name has become synonymous with entrepreneurship exemplifying his passion that people are the key to innovation and economic growth. His strong support for young entrepreneurs and his leadership of the Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM Program at EY have set the standard for recognition of innovators and creators from all backgrounds

 


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