Title: Managing Partner
Company: Ernst and Young, LLP
Location: Northfield, Illinois, United States
John Schornack, Midwest Managing Partner of Ernst and Young, LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in accounting.
With more than 35 years of professional experience, Mr. Schornack served as the managing partner of the Midwest region and vice chair of Ernst and Young, LLP, (formerly Arthur Young and Company) from 1985 to 1991, also serving on the management committee. Prior to obtaining these roles, he held a number of other positions with the company, including managing partner of the Chicago office from 1976 to 1985, managing partner from 1972 to 1974, and assistant managing partner of the New York City office from 1971 to 1972. From 1966 to 1971, he was firm director of personnel, and from 1964 to 1991 he was a partner. He began his career as an accountant with the company in 1955.
Mr. Schornack first pursued an education with Loyola University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1951. He then joined the United States Navy, serving from 1952 to 1956. He subsequently returned to his education with Northwestern University, earning a Master of Business Administration in 1956. He later continued his studies with Harvard Business School, completing the Advanced Management Program in 1969.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Mr. Schornack has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the Illinois Society of CPAs. The former chair of the Midwest-Japan Association, he has been active with the Japan American Society, the Chicago Club, the Glen View Club, and the Little Club.
The former president of Chicago Youth Centers, Mr. Schornack has served on the boards of directors of the Chicago Symphony and the Metropolitan Planning Council. He is a trustee of the United Way, Kohl Children’s Museum, Lyric Opera, Catholic Charities Chicago, Catholic Theological Union, the Graham Foundation, Barat College, Night Ministry, and St. Francis Hospital.
Throughout his career, Mr. Schornack has been recognized for his contributions, including having received the Order of the Sacred Treasurer from the Emperor of Japan. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the Midwest.
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