Kathy Scherer

Chicago Office Managing Partner & Central Region Marketplace Leader



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Kathy Scherer has more than 30 years of experience in delivering exceptional client service, complemented by the ability to develop, lead, and motivate large engagement teams to excel.

Kathy is the Managing Partner for Deloitte’s Chicago office, which includes more than 5,800 professionals. Prior to becoming Managing Partner for Chicago, Kathy led the Global Business Tax (BT) service line and the U.S. Business Tax Services practice. In addition, Kathy led the U.S. Central Region for Deloitte Tax, where her keen understanding of the tax business helped lead this region to a position of prominence.

Kathy’s in-depth understanding, innovative perspective, and collaborative approach to solving clients’ complex business issues distinguish her in her leadership role, as well as in her lead client service roles.

Additionally, Kathy serves as the Lead Client Service Partner and Advisory Partner on a number of large Chicago-based clients. In this role, she is responsible for directing the teams serving these accounts and coordinating resources, bringing the breadth of Deloitte to help clients lead with confidence in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Kathy began her career at Arthur Andersen and was admitted as partner in 1998. She is passionate about the advancement of women in the workplace and committed to making an impact that matters, both as a leader in Deloitte’s Women’s Initiative and in the Chicago business community. Kathy was recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago 2019 Notable Women Executives Over 50. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Illinois CPA Society’s Women to Watch Award in the Experienced Leader category. Kathy is married with two children and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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