NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Linda Keene Solomon, a leading strategy and operations principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, was honored at a gala awards dinner on June 17 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City in recognition of her selection as one of the Top 25 Consultants in 2010 by Consulting magazine.
Solomon, who is based in Washington, D.C. and leads Deloitte Consulting's Homeland Security segment, was selected from more than 400 nominations – the largest-ever field of candidates nominated for one of the consulting profession's most prestigious recognitions.
Each year, Consulting magazine picks elite consultants who have had a significant impact on their clients and within their firms. With Solomon's selection, Deloitte has now earned a spot on the elite list for 10 consecutive years. Previous Deloitte Top 25 Consultant honorees include current Deloitte Consulting LLP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Punit Renjen; Doug Lattner, who previously served as Deloitte Consulting Chairman and CEO; and Robin Lineberger, CEO of Deloitte's Federal Government Services.
"Linda's recognition as a Top 25 consultant is a well-deserved honor," said Renjen. "She exemplifies what leadership and exceptional client service mean at Deloitte. By delivering tangible and meaningful results, building eminence and contributing to the community, Linda is a role model for our practice and our profession. I am proud to be her colleague."
Solomon was recognized for demonstrating excellence in the public sector. She was one of the original principals to form Deloitte's federal practice, established in 2002, and she began serving the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Since 2004, she has led the consulting arm of Deloitte's Homeland Security (DHS) practice.
One of Solomon's most significant accomplishments with DHS includes implementing a highly effective financial transformation program at Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She and her team have helped to identify more than $300 million in surplus funding to be redirected towards security enhancements.
"I truly love what I do, so to be recognized for doing it, and to be included with such talented consulting professionals from all over the country, is a great personal and professional honor," said Solomon. "Deloitte has created a wonderful culture and environment that has allowed me to grow and develop my career. The ultimate goal is always to serve clients with distinction."
"Each year, the Top 25 nominations set higher standards for the consulting industry, and this year is no exception" said Consulting Editor-in-Chief, Joe Kornik. "In a time when clients needed trusted advisors more than ever, these consultants rose to the occasion, providing stellar service to clients despite a difficult economy."
Throughout the year, Solomon has received additional recognition for her work in the technology and public sector fields. She and her team received the DHS's CFO Partnership Award. Recently, Solomon was featured in Women in Technology's debut book, "No One Path," and spoke at its public sector forum.
Solomon is also an exemplary role model for Deloitte's unique commitment to community involvement, which emphasizes skilled volunteerism. She actively supports the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), which is the central repository for food sourcing, food distribution and nutrition education in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Through direct service and a network of 700 nonprofit partners, the CAFB distributed 25 million pounds of food last year, including 8.8 million pounds of fresh produce.
For the past four years, Solomon has volunteered with the leadership and staff of CAFB, helping to build the capacity of the organization, from serving on its board of directors to overseeing Deloitte's contribution of professional services throughout the year. As a board member, Solomon leads the strategy subcommittee.
At Deloitte's 11th Annual IMPACT Day on June 11 – a celebration that symbolizes the organization's year-round commitment to service – Solomon participated in a Deloitte-hosted workshop with the CAFB in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. At the workshop, the results of a recently completed pro bono engagement assessing the areas where hunger is high and access to affordable food is low were presented. Deloitte's study, called the "Strategic Hunger Analysis and Response Plan," will help CAFB leaders determine the most effective ways to increase food distribution to areas in need and other relevant challenges.
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SOURCE Deloitte Consulting LLP