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Grant Thornton names Enterprise Digital Strategy and Innovation leader

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Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP has named LaVerne H. Council as the firm’s national managing principal for Enterprise Digital Strategy and Innovation. Council is based in Alexandria and will report to  Srikant Sastry, the firm’s national managing principal of advisory services.

Her past experience includes serving as senior vice president and general manager at Mitre Corp.; chief information officer (CIO) and assistant secretary for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs and corporate vice president and global CIO at Johnson & Johnson.

In her new role, Council will focus on helping CIOs solve issues through the firm’s digital and technology strategies and offerings. These include new approaches in digital delivery, technology management, effectiveness and efficiency and data strategy and solutions.

Council is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the Executive Board Symposium and the Corporate Executive Board.

She received a doctorate in business administration from Drexel University, a master’s of business administration degree from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Western Illinois University.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, an audit, tax and advisory firm. The company has more than $1.7 billion in revenues and operates 59 offices.

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