Karole Lloyd is vice chair and managing partner of the Southeast for Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, advisory services and strategic growth markets. Lloyd has been the vice chair of knowledge and industry and a member of the Americas Operations Group since 2005. She has served as the area industry leader for the Financial Services Industry practice in the Southeast, and as the office managing partner for the Birmingham, Ala., office. Lloyd is a CPA licensed in Alabama and has more than 30 years of experience serving various clients in the financial services industry. She is active in various civic organizations and educational institutions throughout the U.S.