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Jim Turley

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Full Name  James S. Turley
Spouse  Lynne Turley
Successor  Mark Weinberger

Role  Executive
Name  Jim Turley
Alma mater  Rice University
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Occupation  Former Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young
Board member of  Citigroup, Emerson Electric, Intrexon Corp, Boy Scouts of America, Catalyst

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James S. Turley is an American business executive. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Ernst & Young from 2001 to 2013.


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Early life

He received a B.A. and an M.A. from Rice University.


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He joined Ernst & Young in 1977 in the US firm's Houston office and served as chairman and CEO from July 2001 to June 2013.

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He co-chairs the Russia Foreign Investment Advisory Council. He is also on the board of directors of the Citigroup, Emerson Electric, Intrexon, Northrup Grumman Corporation, Boy Scouts of America, Catalyst, the National Corporate Theater Fund, and on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Rice University.

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He is a member of the Business Roundtable, International Business Leaders' Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai and Transatlantic Business Dialogue. Turley was the chair of the governing board of the U.S. Center for Audit Quality in 2007–2011. In 2010, he was appointed by Barack Obama to the President's Export Council.

Turley is a popular business leader. In 2013, Turley was the 4th highest-rated CEO, with an approval rating of 96% as calculated by Glassdoor.

Personal life

He is married to Lynne Turley, and they have a grown son. He plays tennis and golf.

Upon Turley's retirement, Rice University’s Jones School announced the launch of the James S. Turley-Ernst & Young Leadership Development Initiative that focusses on accounting education. In conjunction with this, the university received a $2.5 million gift that includes $1 million from Turley, $500,000 from Ernst & Young and $1 million from Ernst & Young Rice alumni and various partner donations in honor of Turley.


In 2012, Turley was the first member of the Boy Scouts of America Executive Board to come out in public disapproval of its policy of excluding gays. The following year, the policy was reversed, allowing gay youths to join the organisation.


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