Deborah DeHaas

Center for Board Effectiveness

Vice Chairman and National Managing Partner

Deborah DeHaas

111 S. Wacker Drive

Suite 1800​



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Deb is vice chairman and national managing partner of the Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte. She 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, 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 also previously served the US firms of Deloitte as a member of the Board of Directors, as their representative on the Deloitte Canada Board of Directors, as a member of the Executive Committee, and the managing partner for the central region.

Deborah DeHaas