Accenture Appoints Julie Spellman Sweet Group Chief Exec for North America

AccentureJulie Spellman Sweet — general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer at Accenture (NYSE: ACN) — will take the role of group chief executive for the company’s North American business on June 1.

Accenture said Monday Sweet will continue as a member of the global management committee and succeed Stephen Rohleder, who will retire from the company by the end of August.

“[Sweet] has made a significant contribution to our business strategy and our investment strategy, as well as to our Capital Committee, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to our clients and our people, ” said Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO of Accenture.

Sweet was a partner at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore before joining Accenture in 2010.

Chad Jerdee,  deputy general counsel for sales and delivery, will succeed Sweet as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Joel Unruch, associate general counsel for mergers and acquisitions, governance and corporate matters, will take the additional role of corporate secretary.

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