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(ALL) Centennial Speaker Series: In Conversation with Michael Inserra and Kelly Grier

April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for a fireside chat with Michael Inserra and Kelly Grier, two Ernst & Young senior executives, as they discuss the future of work, leadership lessons learned during the pandemic, key aspects of corporate culture—including DEI and ESG —and why EY’s long-standing partnership with Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business is strategically important.


6 p.m.: Welcome remarks and speaker introductions: Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business

6:05 p.m.: Fireside chat: Michael Inserra and Kelly Grier

6:45 p.m.: Audience Q&A

7 p.m.: Closing remarks: Dean Rapaccioli

About the Speakers
As EY Americas deputy managing partner, Inserra oversees the Americas markets and growth agendas, as well as strategy execution and operations across all industries and service lines in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Mexico, South America, and Israel. He also is a member of the U.S. Executive Board and the Americas Executive Board. Previously, he served as the vice chair and regional managing partner of the EY Financial Services Organization (FSO) and managing partner of the FSO Assurance practice. He also served as a member of the board of directors and the chief administrative officer of a leading global investment management firm.

Inserra holds a B.S. in public accounting from Fordham University. He is a member of the Gabelli School of Business Advisory Board and the board of directors of BritishAmerican Business.

Kelly Grier is EY’s U.S. chair and managing partner and Americas managing partner, leading more than 80,000 people in 31 countries, with annual revenue of $17.2 billion. She chairs the U.S. Executive Committee and Americas Operating Executive, and represents EY in regulatory relationships. Her leadership portfolio includes membership in EY’s Global Executive and Global Practice Group. She serves as executive sponsor for EY’s focus on diversity and inclusiveness.

During her 29-year tenure at EY, Grier has had extensive experience working around the globe as a client service partner and senior advisor on Fortune 500, auditing and consulting clients. Grier is now a senior consulting partner on several of EY’s largest accounts. Previously, she was vice chair and central regional managing partner, where she led 10,000 professionals across 15 states and 17 offices. Grier also served as Americas vice chair of talent, where she focused on creating an exceptional experience for all EY people in the Americas, and served on the Global Talent Executive.

She was named to the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list in 2018, 2019, and 2020; 2019 Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York list; and the 2019 and 2020 Most Powerful Women in the Accounting Profession list by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CPA Practice Advisor magazine. Additionally, she has been recognized as an Anti-Defamation League’s “Woman of Achievement,” as well as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Outside of EY, Grier is the Board of Governors chair for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). She also serves on the boards for Carnegie Hall, Catalyst, Partnership for New York City, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Ravinia Festival. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Chicago Network. She received a B.A. in accounting from Saint Mary’s College.

This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.


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Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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