Deborah L. DeHaas

Vice Chairman and National Managing Partner, Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte 

Deb DeHaas is responsible for Deloitte’s boardroom programs that support corporate boards and directors in fulfilling their governance-related responsibilities. She recently completed a six-year term as the chief inclusion officer for Deloitte US, where she drove Deloitte’s strategy to recruit, develop, and promote a diverse workforce and foster an inclusive environment where leaders thrive. She was named to Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential” list in 2013 and 2014, and to the 2015, 2016, and 2017 NACD Directorship 100, which recognizes influential leaders in corporate governance. Deb is a noted community leader, serving as Trustee at Northwestern University, Trustee at University of Denver, Vice Chair for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and a Director for World Business Chicago. Deb serves as a Lead Client Service Partner or Advisory Partner on a number of Deloitte’s most significant clients. She previously served on the Deloitte LLP Board of Directors, represented the US Firms on the Deloitte Canada Board of Directors, was a member of the Deloitte US Executive Committee, and was Deloitte’s managing partner for the central region.Influential” list in 2013 and 2014, and to the 2015, 2016, and 2017 NACD Directorship 100, which recognizes influential leaders in corporate governance. Deb is a noted community leader, serving as Trustee at Northwestern University, Trustee at University of Denver, Vice Chair for United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and a Director for World Business Chicago. Deb serves as a Lead Client Service Partner or Advisory Partner on a number of Deloitte’s most significant clients. She previously served on the Deloitte LLP Board of Directors, represented the US Firms on the Deloitte Canada Board of Directors, was a member of the Deloitte US Executive Committee, and was Deloitte’s managing partner for the central region.