Chicago Business Journal by Lewis Lazarre

Deloitte said today it has named Byron Spruell to three new positions — vice-chairman of Deloitte LLP, managing principal of the organization's Central region and managing principal of Deloitte's Chicago office, the largest professional services organization in the city.

In his new roles, Spruell, 48, will help drive Deloitte's national strategy for client and business growth, as well as the firm's strategic positioning in local markets across 17 states in the Central region. That region is comprised of 31 offices with 14,000 employees. Of that 14,000, some 4,000 work in Deloitte's Chicago office.

In his new roles, Spruell succeeds Deborah L. DeHaas as Central region managing partner, Anne Taylor as Mid-America region managing partner and Stacy Janiak as Chicago office managing partner. Deloitte combined its Mid-America and existing Central regions on June 2, the start of its new fiscal year.

Spruell has 24 years of professional services experience — the last 17 with Deloitte. He was previously based in Chicago for four years as a leader and principal in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. Most recently, he was global managing director of financial advisory for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and managing principal of Deloitte, acting as chief of staff to Barry Salzberg, former United States CEO and current DTTL CEO.

Noted Chet Wood, vice chairman of Deloitte: "Byron (Spruell) brings a global perspective, as well as strong talent development and relationship-building skills, to his new role that will help spur ongoing growth in our Central region."

DeHaas will continue on as chief inclusion officer for the Central region, a role she assumed last year. Taylor has 25 years of experience as a management consultant. And Janiak has spent her entire 21-year career with Deloitte. She has served in various leadership roles, including U.S. retail practice leader.

Spruell serves on the board of directors of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Metropolitan Family Services Advisory Board. He received a degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, where he also played football for the Fighting Irish.

(NOTE:  6'5", 279#, two-year starter at Right Tackle……..Co-Captain his senior year, 1987)

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