The University of Notre Dame announced Friday [May 15, 2015] its newly-elected Board of Trustees members and current Monogram Club advisor Byron Spruell (MBA '89, '87) is one of three additions.
Spruell is a vice chairman of Deloitte LLP where he serves as managing principal of the Central region and leader of the organization's Chicago office. He oversees Deloitte's national strategy for client and business growth and strategic positioning in various markets. He has held a number of leadership positions at Deloitte, including managing director of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited's Global Financial Advisory practice; and chief of staff to the U.S. chief executive officer. He also is a member of the College of Engineering's Advisory Council.
While at Notre Dame, Spruell earned four monograms in football from 1984-87 as an offensive lineman, serving as co-captain of the 1987 team under head coach Lou Holtz. During his career, Spruell received several forms of recognition for his on the field and off the field performance. He was a two-time winner of the Toyota Leadership Award (1986, 1987), garnered Academic All-America honorable mention accolades in 1987, and earned a Ford Foundation post-graduate scholarship in 1988.
Spruell received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University in 1987 and became a Double Domer after earning his MBA from Notre Dame in 1989.
He has written several articles and often speaks on topics regarding business disputes and the quantification of economic damages. He also serves as a speaker at numerous industry conferences, firm recruiting events and diversity functions. He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and the National Black MBA Association.
Spruell has served on a number of boards and committees in the communities in which he and his family have resided including The Salvation Army, the Center for Houston's Future, Houston 2012 Foundation, the Notre Dame Club of Houston and the Houston Center Club's Athletic Committee. He currently serves on the boards of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago and the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York. He is also active in various organizations and charity events including the United Way, Junior Achievement and College Summit.
Spruell and his wife, Sedra, reside in Warren, New Jersey, and have two children: Devyn and Aleah.