Kelly Grier is the Chicago Office Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. In her leadership role, Grier oversees more than 2,000 professionals and helps spearhead market opportunities, quality client service, community engagement and experiential programmes for the office. She is a 20-year veteran of Ernst & Young and has an extensive background in serving Fortune 500 companies across the retail, consumer products and industrial products industries. From 2000 to 2004, Grier lived in Munich, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland, as a global client service partner. Today, she is active in the Chicago community and serves on the board of the Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Finance Exchange and Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois. Grier is also a member of The Chicago Network. She received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.