Malinda Gentry - Ernst & Young, Principal - Transaction Advisory Services

No group of people have been more supportive of Dancing With Chicago Celebrities than the people of Ernst & Young in Chicago. Carrying the mantle this year is the remarkable Malinda Gentry, whose role at EY is as Principal with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice.

At Ernst & Young, Malinda is the leader of the TAS Analytics practice in the Americas. She is responsible for helping clients transform their businesses, reduce risk and accelerate time to value by leveraging complex data analytics across the transaction, capital allocation and corporate finance functions. With all this expertise, the basic steps of a ballroom dance don't sound like they will be all that challenging, but despite all of this, Malinda says she is nervous as she takes to the dance floor. She enthusiastically signed up to dance but asked us for "a very patient partner." She's in good hands at the Arthur Murray downtown studio!

In her own words, Malinda told us: “I am dancing first and foremost to do my part in supporting my family, friends and colleagues that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and to pay tribute to those that have lost their lives to this disease. While there is on-going progress in finding a cure, there is so much more we can doing be doing to help those who are fighting this disease. For me, putting on my dancing shoes is just one more little step I can take to advance the cause for the cure.”

In her spare time, Malinda enjoys traveling, reading, scuba diving, all things Chicago and spending time with family and friends. Anyone who's danced with us knows that for the next couple months she might be doing a little less of that as she trains for her pursuit of our glittering championship.

If you'd like to help Malinda in her efforts, please come cheer her on in person. 
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