Byron Spruell was appointed vice-chairman of Deloitte LLP, managing principal of the organization's Central region and managing principal of Deloitte's Chicago office in July 2013. Spruell helps drive Deloitte's national strategy for client and business growth, as well as the firm's strategic positioning in local markets across 17 states in the Central region.
Previously, Mr. Spruell served as Global Managing Director of the Financial Advisory practice for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), and also 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, Mr. Spruell was involved in operations, communications, strategy, regulatory/policy, talent, and clients/markets matters for the U.S. member firm.
With nearly a quarter century of experience in professional services, Mr. Spruell also 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, Mr. Spruell provides expert witness testimony and expert related services in litigation, arbitration and mediation matters across a number of industries.
While at Notre Dame, Spruell earned four monograms in football from 1984-87 as an offensive lineman, serving as co-captain of the 1987 team under head coach Lou Holtz. During his career, Spruell received several forms of recognition for his on the field and off the field performance. He was a two-time winner of the Toyota Leadership Award (1986, 1987), garnered Academic All-American honorable mention accolades in 1987, and earned a Ford Foundation post-graduate scholarship in 1988.
Spruell received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University in 1987 and became a Double Domer after earning his MBA from Notre Dame in 1989.
He has written several articles and often speaks on topics regarding business disputes and the quantification of economic damages. He also serves as a speaker at numerous industry conferences, firm recruiting events and diversity functions. He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and the National Black MBA Association.
It was announced May 15, 2015, that Spruell had been elected to Notre Dame's Board of Trustees.
Byron has served on a number of boards and committees in the communities in which he and his family have resided 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. He currently serves on the boards of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago and the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York. He is also active in various organizations and charity events including the United Way, Junior Achievement and College Summit.
Byron and his wife Sedra reside in Warren, N.J., and have two children: Devyn and Aleah.