Baker Tilly Names Deanna Merryfield Managing Partner of Global Workforce Strategy

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) announces the appointment of Deanna Merryfield as managing partner – global workforce strategy. She is the first executive in this global role.

Merryfield will drive the optimization of Baker Tilly’s complementary workforce and resource management, empowering team members and bolstering client service capabilities.

“I am fueled by the pursuit of process enhancement, proactively identifying challenges, and offering a comprehensive toolkit for facilitating transformations,” Merryfield said. “It is a privilege to be guiding our exceptional teams to strategically deploy resources, enhance our people’s experiences and further align our business strategies to serve our clients.”

Having served as regional assurance leader for Baker Tilly’s Central U.S. region, Merryfield has played a pivotal role in spearheading major firm initiatives including Baker Tilly’s joint venture, BT Pierian. Now under Merryfield’s leadership, this joint venture is paired with internal Baker Tilly service centers and third-party vendors to comprise the firm’s complementary workforce, enabling the timely scaling of service delivery capabilities with the right talent.

“Deanna’s journey within Baker Tilly has been marked by her outstanding contributions and innovative approach to aligning strategy with operational excellence,” said Chuck Droege, Baker Tilly chief operating officer. “Her leadership of our global workforce strategy will further elevate our service capabilities.”

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