NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte announced today that Alison Paul has been appointed leader of the retail practice in the United States and elected a vice chairman, effective immediately. Paul succeeds Stacy Janiak, who will continue to provide audit, internal control, merger and acquisition and other specialized services to Deloitte's Fortune 500 consumer business clients.
"Alison brings an impressive record of outstanding service to many of Deloitte's retail clients, and her extensive experience and relationships in the industry have distinguished Alison throughout her career. I am thrilled that she will be taking on this new role and am confident that she will continue to elevate our retail practice," said Bill Freda, Deloitte's U.S. managing partner for clients and markets.
Paul will be responsible for overseeing one of the largest industry practices at Deloitte, which includes more than 1,400 professionals. She will lead the development and oversee the implementation of key retail sector initiatives as well as work with senior management of the organizations' leading clients. Paul is based in Chicago.
"Over the past few years, the retail industry has experienced a dramatic shift in consumer values and priorities," said Paul. "While retailers renew their relationship with the American consumer, they will also look to master efficiencies, secure greater market share and increase profitability. I am excited to guide the Deloitte retail team as we work with clients to help them navigate this new retail environment and target opportunities for growth."
Paul joined Deloitte in 2002 with more than 20 years of experience in the consumer products and retail industries. At Deloitte, Paul has led a variety of global retail client engagements, most recently serving as a principal in Deloitte's strategic relationship management function.
Paul currently serves as the president of the Network of Executive Women (NEW), an organization focused on attracting, retaining and advancing women and a diverse workforce in the retail and consumer products industries. Previously, Paul served on NEW's executive committee as sponsorship chair where she helped to double the number of the organization's national sponsors. She was also a co-chair and founder of the organization's Chicago chapter.
For more information about Deloitte's retail sector, please visit www.deloitte.com/us/retail.
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