Katy Hollister, Chief Strategy Officer for Deloitte Tax LLP
A passion for change leads to a seat on the board
In 1984, Katy Hollister graduated from law school and launched a career at Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Today, she is the Chief Strategy Officer for Deloitte Tax LLP and she leads the US Business Tax practice. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for both Deloitte LLP (US board) and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (global board). Along the way, she has been a pioneer for workplace flexibility and, in 1995, was the first partner admitted while on a reduced work schedule.
Deloitte’s consensus-driven, people and partnership culture and seven core beliefs are foundations on which Katy has built her career. A passion for change, new challenges, and working outside of her comfort zone are among the contributors to her success.
“Change for me is like oxygen, and I like building things or taking existing projects in new directions. Deloitte is a place where there is a constant availability of opportunities to stretch, expand horizons, and grow personally and professionally,” says Katy. “There is a tagline hanging on the walls at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. It is ‘Where leaders thrive and ideas prosper.’ This commitment to people and the chance to work with extraordinary colleagues helping clients to develop solutions for some of the world’s most complex business issues have made Deloitte too good to give up for almost 3 decades!”