New Man at E&Y's Helm

James S. Turley, 46, is the new global chairman of Ernst & Young, succeeding Phillip A. Laskawy.

Mr. Turley has spent his entire professional career at E&Y, starting with the firm in 1977 after graduating with a bachelor's and master's degree from Rice University. Ten years later Mr. Turley became a partner in the firm.

Mr. Turley's executive-level posts at E&Y have included U.S. National Director of Client Services and Business Development (1987-1990), Coordinating Partner on major accounts (1991-1993), Area Director of Entrepreneurial Services (1993-1994), Midwest Area Managing Partner (1994-1998), and Metropolitan New York Area Managing Partner (1998-2000).

Commenting on his successor, Mr. Laskawy said, "I look forward to Jim Turley's leadership. He represents the experience, energy, and dedication that will carry Ernst & Young forward to continued growth and success."