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Joe Welter named managing partner of Deloitte’s New Jersey practice

Jack McFadden
Deloitte
Public Relations
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Parsippany, New Jersey, January 28, 2014 — Deloitte has named Joe Welter as the successor to the managing partner role of its New Jersey practice, effective immediately. Welter replaces Ron Rickles, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, who is retiring.

Welter, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, will oversee more than 1,200 employees and be responsible for the strategy and direction of Deloitte activities in New Jersey. He will also continue to serve as the lead client service partner for several key clients and continue his leadership role in the commercial audit practice.

"Our New Jersey practice will continue to focus on providing high-quality service to our clients, developing and retaining  the best talent, and giving back to the communities in which we live and work," said Henry Phillips, East regional managing partner, Deloitte LLP. "Under Joe's leadership, the New Jersey practice will see continued success."

"My career at Deloitte has been anchored here in New Jersey. It's an honor to lead our practice here and have the opportunity to advance relationships in the community." said Welter. "Ron's leadership over the last several years was influential not only with clients and our people, but with the local community. I hope to build on his successes and enhance our brand in the New Jersey marketplace."

Welter joined Deloitte more than 35 years ago, serving some of the organization's largest and most complex clients in its Consumer & Industrial Products practice.

Welter earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Montclair University and is active in the community, serving as a board member and Treasurer for the Metro New Jersey Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

About Deloitte's New Jersey Practice
 Deloitte's New Jersey practice, including offices in Jersey City, Parsippany and Princeton, supports Deloitte's East region with more than 2,000 professionals specialized in four key business areas: accounting, tax, financial advisory and consulting. Serving many of the area's leading organizations, Deloitte is proud to be considered a top choice for public and private clients located in the area.

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