Fall 2017| Posse New York Quarterly

  

EY Executive Supports Posse Program

Gerry Dixon of Ernst and Young (EY) has been a member of the Posse New York Advisory Board since 2015.

As EY’s managing partner of accounts in the northeast region, Gerry is responsible for growth, quality and resources provided to accounts located in 16 offices including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. Gerry joined EY in 1990 and has served the firm in six different geographic offices and four national offices.

When EY’s community engagement team brought Posse to Gerry’s attention, he immediately connected with the mission. He grew up in a small town in western Kansas and felt intimidated when he arrived on campus at the University of Kansas. He credits the support network of a circle of friends as the reason he had a meaningful college experience.

“I always find that people, young and old, are much more successful and thrive when they are surrounded by a small group of people supporting them,” says Gerry. “Posse encourages those connections and creates an environment for people to thrive.”

Since joining the board, Gerry has encouraged his EY colleagues to get involved by volunteering for the Dynamic Assessment Process to select Posse Scholars, or with career, writing and resume coaching.

EY also provides financial support to Posse, donates space for events and directly supports the Posse Veterans Program.

Gerry has a passion for inclusion and providing platforms for talented young people to achieve their leadership potential. He is involved with a number of programs such as the Pan-Asian Professionals network and the Professional Women’s network to encourage young professionals to lead and engage. He is also a board member at the University of Kansas Business School, where he speaks to students about expanding horizons by looking for careers outside of the Midwest, just like he did.

His advice to all Posse Scholars is to stretch.

“I want them all to consider their potential, consider their ambition, and then double their expectations,” says Gerry. “There is no limit to what they can achieve.”

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