Stephen Klemash

Job Title Partner, Americas Leader, Center for Board Matters
Country USA
Current Employer EY

Steve leads the EY Center for Board Matters (CBM) in the Americas and regularly engages with board and committee members to understand their views, exchange ideas and discuss boardroom issues. 

Effective corporate governance is an important element in building a better working world. Under Steve’s leadership, the CBM supports boards, committees and directors in their oversight role by providing content, insights and education to help them address complex boardroom issues. Using our professional competencies, relationships and proprietary corporate governance database, we are able to identify trends and emerging governance issues. This allows us to deliver timely and balanced insights, data-rich content, and practical tools and analysis for directors, institutional investors and other governance stakeholders

Steve is himself a board member. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Robert Morris University. He is a past board member of numerous other non-profit organizations.  

Prior to his role with the CBM, Steve served as the Managing Partner -Accounts for the Central Region of EY. In this role, he managed $2.4 billion of revenue and was responsible for the execution of the firm’s go-to-market objectives through the integration of services within the Assurance, Tax, Transaction Advisory Services and Advisory service lines for accounts within the Central Region.

Steve began his career with EY in 1984 as a staff accountant and spent time in the Assurance service line before being admitted to the Partnership in 1997. During this time, Steve performed financial statement audits on public and private companies, globally and nationally. 

Steve’s leadership roles at EY have been varied and include leading large regional practices, serving as the Pittsburgh Office’s Managing Partner and as a Regional Managing Partner for EY’s largest service lines – both Assurance and Advisory. 

Steve obtained a BSBA from Robert Morris University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also has top security clearance with the federal government.