Beth is responsible for shaping Ernst & Young’s positions on public policy. She engages with regulators, policy makers, business leaders, investors and other key stakeholders around the world to address the critical issues facing the profession and global capital markets. Through her outreach, Beth has become one of the profession’s most prominent voices in the public-policy arena.
She is also Ernst & Young’s global sponsor of our Diversity and Inclusiveness efforts and a prominent advocate in the world for the benefits of inclusive leadership and inclusive growth.
Beth is regularly named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.
Beth joined Ernst & Young in 1981. She has held a number of leadership roles including US National Director of Tax Advisory Services and Global and Americas Vice Chair for Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement. Over the course of her career with Ernst & Young, Beth has served some of the largest companies in the insurance, financial services and healthcare industries.
Beth worked in the US Department of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration, where she was responsible for all tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care. She played important roles in the healthcare reform and Superfund efforts.
Beth is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow, Life Management Institute. She has a B.S. degree from Purdue University where she played women’s intercollegiate basketball. Beth is a member of the inaugural class of the Henry Crown Fellows of The Aspen Institute and serves on its Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Committee of 200, which connects successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
She also serves on the Boards of many other organizations committed to entrepreneurship and economic growth and to the advancement of women’s leadership and public service. She chairs the Board of The White House Project.