Meet the Faculty

Meet Patrick Niemann

Partner, Ernst & Young’s Center for Board Matters

Pat is a partner with Ernst & Young’s Center for Board Matters, where he leads the firm’s Audit Committee Forum across the Americas, supporting corporate boards and audit committees in support of their corporate oversight responsibilities. Previously, Pat served for ten years as the firm’s Managing Partner for Greater Los Angeles, leading a team of over 2,300 professionals and working with public and private companies of all sizes in various sectors. Pat also previously managed EY’s Greater Los Angeles audit practice in addition to other firm leadership roles.

During his thirty years with EY, Pat has always served clients, including nearly twenty years as an audit partner. Pat is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He is currently a member of the USC Marshall School of Business Corporate Advisory Board and is a past member of the Board of Advisors for USC Marshall School’s Leventhal School of Accounting. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the USC Leventhal School of Accounting.

In the community, Pat serves as a member of the boards of directors for the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, the Boy Scouts Western LA Council, and Los Angeles World Affairs Council / Town Hall. He is also the past chairman of the board for Children’s Bureau of Southern California and served for a decade on the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors.