Deborah L. DeHaas
Deb is Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer and National Managing Partner of the Center for Board Effectiveness for Deloitte US. As Chief Inclusion Officer, Deb drives Deloitte’s strategy to recruit, develop, and promote a diverse workforce and foster an inclusive environment where leaders thrive, a constant passion and focus of Deloitte for more than 20 years. Deb is also responsible for Deloitte’s boardroom programs that support corporate boards and directors in fulfilling their governance-related responsibilities.
Deb serves as the lead client service partner or advisory partner on a number of Deloitte’s most significant clients and is a member of the Deloitte U.S. Executive Committee. She previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte from 2008-2015 and as the U.S. Firms’ representative on the Deloitte Canada Board of Directors.
Prior to assuming her current role, Deb was the Central Region Managing Partner, leading the quality, client satisfaction, growth, marketplace, and human resource initiatives for 22 offices comprising 9,000 professionals (at the time), making it the largest Big Four organization in the Central region.
Deb was named to Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential” list in 2013 and 2014.
She was included in the 2015, 2016, and the 2017 NACD Directorship 100 which recognizes influential leaders in corporate governance.