Deb is the vice chairman, Central region managing partner and chief inclusion officer for Deloitte LLP. As Central region managing partner, Deb leads the quality, client satisfaction, growth, marketplace, and human resource initiatives for 23 offices comprising over 9,000 professionals, making it the largest Big Four organization in the Central region.
As chief inclusion officer, Deb drives Deloitte’s strategy to recruit, develop, and promote a diverse workforce and foster an inclusive environment where all leaders thrive, a constant passion and focus of Deloitte for the last 20 years.
Deb serves as the lead client service partner or advisory partner on a number of Deloitte’s most significant clients in the Chicago area. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte LLP and is the U.S. Firms’ representative on the Canadian Board of Directors.
“Follow the Golden Rule: Treat everyone fairly and with dignity and respect.”
Deb’s community involvement and philanthropic efforts have led to her recognition by numerous local and national organizations. She has received the 2010 City Year Chicago Ripples of Hope Award, Gerald J. Roper Business Professional of the Year Award, the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago 2008 Heritage Award, and the YWCA’s 2006 Outstanding Women’s Leaders Award for Community Leadership. She was the first Chicago recipient of the 2005 Athena Award. She was the recipient of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 2004 Daniel H. Burnham Award, the Anti-Defamation League 2004 Women of Achievement Award, and the 2003 United Way Campaign Chair Award.
Deb was named one of the “100 Most Powerful Chicagoans” in 2012 by Chicago magazine as well as one of the “100 Women Making a Difference 2011” by Today’s Chicago Woman. She is annually included in Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Who’s Who in Chicago Business.”
Deb graduated from Duke University with a BS in Management Science and Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of several state and national professional societies, including the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.
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