Photo of Clint McDonnoughLeadership & board

Clint McDonnough

Clint McDonnough is the Dallas Office Managing Partner (OMP) for Ernst & Young LLP. In this role, he is responsible for leading all day-to-day practice operations in one of the firm's largest markets. This includes overseeing delivery of the highest levels of quality client service to EY's numerous Dallas-based clients, as well as working with various leaders to provide a positive work environment for the firm's more than 1,200 employees.

As OMP, Clint also serves as EY's "face and voice" in the Dallas community. He is the firm's spokesperson on a variety of topics with local professional organizations and at numerous community events that support the firm's commitment to education and mentoring.

Clint began his 34-year career with Ernst & Young in 1977 in the St. Louis office. Prior to his current responsibilities, Clint served as the firm’s Managing Partner of Assurance & Advisory Business Services (AABS) for the Southwest Area practice, which included North Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. In this capacity Clint was responsible for the overall client focus, people initiatives and operational performance of the Area’s AABS practice, which encompassed core audit and assurance, employee benefit plan, internal audit, transaction support and IT assurance services.

Clint also served as the firm’s National Director of Real Estate Advisory Services. In this role, he created a unified national real estate consulting practice and focused on development and implementation of new services. Clint was also previously the Managing Partner for Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group in Texas and the coordinating partner for a number of the firm’s clients.

Clint is personally committed to supporting the Greater Dallas community in achieving its’ potential. He is an active member of many organizations, serving both as a board member and as a champion of a wide range of initiatives in the community. Clint is the current chair for the Dallas Education Foundation Board, he serves on the Board of the Dallas Citizens Council, the Dallas Regional Chamber and Education Committee, the Development Board for the University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas Community College Board. He served two years as the General Campaign Chairman for the United Way and is on the Executive Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Clint will be the 2012 Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber, a role no other Big 4 has held.

As the Managing Partner of the Ernst & Young Dallas office, Clint is known for the constant inspiration he provides to the Dallas professionals in their endeavors to give back to the community in which they live and work. He has been honored with several awards within the community: 2008 Ebby Halliday Executive’s Excellence Award from Executive Women International; 2009 Chairman’s Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber; 2009 Flame of Honor Award for Distinguished Community Service from the Southwest Jewish Congress; was honored by The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. as a 2010 Dallas Local Hero, part of their Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, and was named 2010 Executive of the Year by Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Business for inspiring lives and transforming business.

Ernst & Young transferred Clint and his wife Deb to Dallas in 1986 where they raised three children and became an integral part of Ernst & Young and the Dallas Community