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Deloitte Appoints Byron Spruell to Lead its Central Region and Chicago Office

Stacy Janiak named Central region managing partner of Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice

Chicago, July 09, 2013 – Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in Chicago, announced today the appointment of Byron Spruell as vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, Central region managing principal and Chicago office managing principal.

Spruell, 48, drives Deloitte’s national strategy for client and business growth and strategic positioning in the local markets across 17 states consisting of 31 offices and more than 14,000 Deloitte professionals, including nearly 4,000 professionals in Chicago.

He 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 fiscal year. The consolidation builds on Deloitte’s hallmark of exceptional, integrated client service.

“Chicago is a wonderful city with dynamic and diverse business and civic communities. It is a privilege to return to my deep roots here to lead our practice,” Spruell said. “Deb, Anne and Stacy are incomparable leaders and they have positioned Deloitte as one of the top professional services organizations in the region. I’m eager to build on their achievements and continue to develop our talent, provide high-quality service to our clients and drive social change in our communities.”

DeHaas continues to serve as vice chairman, chief inclusion officer, member of the board of directors of Deloitte LLP and the U.S. Firms’ representative on the Canadian Board of Directors. She remains based in Chicago and maintains her role as lead client service partner or advisory partner to a number of Deloitte’s significant clients in the Central region. Janiak serves as Central region managing partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice. She also remains based in Chicago and leads the overall management and profit and loss responsibility for the practice in the new region.

Taylor continues as managing partner of Deloitte’s Gulf Coast practice. Based in Houston, she continues to serve as lead client service partner or advisory partner to several significant clients in the area.

“Byron is an inspirational leader and mentor, qualities that make him ideal to serve our people and clients,” said DeHaas. “I’m delighted to welcome him back to Chicago and look forward to collaborating with him to strengthen our communities and further develop our inclusive workplace culture.”

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 LLP. Most recently, he was Global Managing Director of Financial Advisory for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and Managing Principal of Deloitte LLP, acting as chief of staff to Barry Salzberg, former U.S. CEO and current DTTL CEO. He has significant client experience across several industries, especially in the Oil & Gas sector, which he gained while spending seven years in the Houston office.

“Byron 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,” said Chet Wood, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP. “I’m confident that under his leadership, Deloitte will continue to reach new levels of success.”

Spruell is active in the community and serves on the board of directors of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Metropolitan Family Services Advisory Board. He received an undergraduate 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.

DeHaas was named Central region managing partner in 2011 and has served as chief inclusion officer since 2012. As chief inclusion officer, she drives Deloitte’s strategy to recruit, develop and promote a diverse workforce and foster an inclusive environment. In addition to her responsibilities at Deloitte, DeHaas holds several significant positions in the Chicago communities. Currently, she serves on a number of boards of directors and is the immediate past board chair of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the board vice chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.

Taylor has more than 25 years of experience as a management consultant. She previously served as chief strategy officer for Deloitte & Touche LLP and on the board of directors of Deloitte LLP. She serves on the boards of directors of several nonprofits in the Houston area, including the Greater Houston Partnership, United Way of Greater Houston, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Central Houston and the Center for Houston’s Future.

Janiak has spent her entire 21-year career with Deloitte. She has served in various leadership roles, including U.S. retail practice leader. She serves on the Board of Trustees of DePaul University’s College of Commerce and the boards of directors of Boys and Girls Club Chicago and Leadership Greater Chicago.

Deloitte’s Central region is comprised of the following local offices and states:

State Central Region Offices
Arkansas Little Rock
Colorado Denver
Illinois Chicago
Indiana Indianapolis
Iowa Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines
Kentucky Louisville
Louisiana New Orleans
Michigan Detroit, Grand Rapids, Midland
Minnesota Minneapolis
Missouri Kansas city, St. Louis
Nebraska Omaha
New York Buffalo, Rochester
Ohio Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton
Oklahoma Tulsa
Pennsylvania* Camp Hill, Pittsburgh
*Philadelphia and Glen Mills offices located in East region
Texas Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
Wisconsin Milwaukee

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.


Clay Perschall
Deloitte LLP
Job Title:
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