EY Americas Vice Chair, Sam Johnson succeeds Chick-Fil-A President/COO, Tim Tassopoulos, in advising Atlanta’s largest youth-development non-profit

By Sam R. Johnson | Trustee Chair, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta | Americas Vice Chair of Markets and Accounts, EY

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has proclaimed 2023 the Year of the Youth, calling upon the community to rally around young people who are most in need. Sam Johnson, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta new Trustee Chair, shares his story on how giving back pushes us forward, and why he encourages corporate leaders to help provide more for our young people. 

Every time I enter a Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), I am reminded of my own childhood. A young man raised in a single-parent household with no male role models, who could have been one decision away from becoming a statistic on the street  

The Boys & Girls Club played an important role in my life. As a result, I am humbled to be named the new BGCMA Trustee Chair and look forward to collaborating with the community to address issues affecting our youth now and in the future. BGCMA is working with civic and business partners to help the 25 Club locations across ten metro Atlanta counties increase program access to students ages 6 to 18 by 2025. How can you help us achieve this goal?

Consider being a mentor, volunteering on a board for youth development, sponsoring a BGCMA summer camp, donating time or financial support to a worthy cause, or encouraging your company to collaborate with a nonprofit that supports children. Your contribution could be a critical game changer in helping us reach more kids, more opportunities, and more volunteers for great impact.

Visit www.bgcma.org to find out more about Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, to make a bigger difference, and to support our mission.

Learn more on Sam Johnson

Sam is the EY Americas Vice Chair of Markets and Accounts, motivating 72,000 people to drive top-line growth and provide exceptional client service. He is a Certified Public Accountant, previously named in Savoy Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential blacks in Corporate America. A graduate of Morehouse College, Sam and his wife, Stefanie, reside in Atlanta and have three children: Jordan, Justin, and Jason. In addition to his role as BGCMA trustee chair, his current and previous affiliations include Grady Memorial Hospital Corporate Board of Directors, Metro Atlanta Chamber Board of Directors, Morehouse College Board of Trustees, and Metro Atlanta Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor to his Little, Malik. Visit LinkedIn and ey.com to learn more.


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