Accenture taps new head of North America business

Accenture has named Julie Sweet group chief executive of North America, succeeding Stephen Rohleder, who is retiring from the company in August 2015.

In addition to Sweet, the company tapped Chad Jerdee as general counsel and chief compliance officer and Joel Unruch as corporate secretary.

Sweet will continue to serve as general counsel and chief compliance officer until her official appointment in August. In her new role, Sweet will head up the company’s North American business including Accenture Federal Services.

Before joining Accenture in 2010, Sweet was a partner in the corporate department of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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