DeHaas is in her current position since 2020. She retired from Deloitte as vice chairman and managing partner of the center for board effectiveness in September of 2020. She held numerous leadership roles during her 18 years of service to Deloitte, including as the firm's first chief inclusion officer and as regional managing partner for the Midwest and Central regions. She currently serves on the board of the Dover Corporation and on the board and executive committee of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation.
Deb was the Vice Chairman and Chief Inclusion Officer for Deloitte LLP, which includes 23 offices across 12 states. In this role, Deb leads the quality, client satisfaction, growth, marketplace, and human resource initiatives in the Central region. She also served as the lead client service partner or advisory partner on a number of Deloitte's most significant clients in the Chicago area. During her career, Deb has served a variety of clients, with an emphasis on those in the manufacturing, consumer products, and communications industries. Deb is a member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte LLP and is the U.S. Firms' representative on the Canadian Board of Directors. Prior to assuming her current role, Deb was the Vice Chairman and Midwest Regional Managing Partner overseeing 5,000 professionals in seven offices across five states. Deb has also served as the Regional Managing Partner of strategic clients for the Midwest. In this role, Deb led the management and development of the global strategic clients program for the region.
In addition to her responsibilities at Deloitte, Deb holds several significant positions in the community. She is the Board Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors for Executives' Club of Chicago and the Kellogg Center for Executive Women Steering Committee. She is also a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Board of Trustees at Northwestern University. Deb's community involvement and philanthropic efforts have led to her recognition by numerous local and national organizations, including the 2010 City Year Chicago Ripples of Hope Award. She was also recognized by the Chicago Sun-Times as one of seven influentials in Chicago and one of the 10 most powerful women in business.
Deb resides in Winnetka with her husband and three sons. She is a 2000 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.