Byron O. Spruell (Since 2009)

Byron SpruellByron is the vice chairman, Central region managing principal, and Chicago managing principal for Deloitte LLP. As Central region managing principal, he drives Deloitte's national strategy for client and business growth and strategic positioning in the local markets across 22 states consisting of 31 offices and more than 14,000 Deloitte professionals, including nearly 4,000 professionals in Chicago. As Chicago managing principal, Byron also oversees talent and community involvement initiatives in the local office.

With more than 24 years of experience in professional services, Byron has served as the lead client service partner, advisory partner, or lead functional partner on a number of Deloitte’s most significant clients in the region.

Prior to assuming his current roles, Byron served as managing director of the Global Financial Advisory practice for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). In that role, he chaired the Global Financial Advisory Executive Committee and was a member of the DTTL leadership team. Byron was responsible for leading the 10,000-person practice across nearly 150 countries, which provides highly specialized advisory solutions for companies facing critical business events where significant value is at stake.

Byron also has served as a managing principal of Deloitte LLP, acting as chief of staff to the former U.S. CEO and current global CEO Barry Salzberg. In this capacity, he was involved in operations, communications, strategy, regulatory/policy, talent, global, and clients/markets matters for the Deloitte U.S. member firm.

Byron also has held the role of Midwest regional managing principal for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. He specializes in dispute/litigation consulting, business insurance consulting and complex damage claims analysis. As such, Byron provides expert witness testimony and expert related services in litigation, arbitration and mediation matters across a number of industries including energy and resources, manufacturing, real estate, and financial services.

An active member of the communities in which he and his family have resided, Byron has served on a number of charitable boards and committees, including The Salvation Army, the Center for Houston's Future, Houston 2012 Foundation, the Notre Dame Club of Houston, and the Houston Center Club's Athletic Committee. In addition to being on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Byron also serves on the boards of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago and the Notre Dame Monogram Club Association. He is also active in various nonprofit organizations and charity events, including the United Way, Junior Achievement, and College Summit.

Byron received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and master’s degree in Business Administration with honors from the University of Notre Dame.