Dean's CEO Speaker Series: Jimmy Etheredge, CEO North America, Accenture
Please join Dean Maryam Alavi and her guest Jimmy Etheredge, CEO North America for Accenture, for the next session of the Dean's CEO Speaker Series.
Wednesday, November 9
Presentation: 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Reception: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Scheller College of Business
800 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Jimmy Etheredge is CEO of Accenture North America, the global company’s largest geographic market, generating $29B in revenues in FY22. He leads nearly 80,000 people to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity for Accenture’s people, its clients and its communities.
Jimmy continuously strives to create a workplace where everyone can be who they are, feel respected and experience a sense of belonging. His commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has helped the company earn numerous top rankings as a great place to work and a DEI leader. He is a trained mental health ally, a champion of Accenture’s mental health and wellness programs and a passionate supporter of Accenture's earn-and-learn apprenticeship program.
Since becoming CEO of Accenture North America in 2019, Jimmy helped steer the organization and its clients through the pandemic. His growth strategy expanded the breadth and depth of the services Accenture North America provides to 13 industry groups, numerous Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest organizations in the U.S. federal government.
Jimmy joined Accenture in 1985. He became a partner in 1997 and executive partner in 2011. His career included leading the teams responsible for many of the company’s largest clients and overseeing practices in both North America and Europe. While directing Accenture’s business across 10 U.S. states in the Southeast, Jimmy extended Accenture's innovation hub network by creating an innovation incubator at Georgia Institute of Technology and expanding Accenture's hub in metro Washington D.C.
He sits on the boards of TechBridge National, the Global Apprenticeship Network (a Switzerland-based coalition) and several Atlanta organizations.
Jimmy has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he currently serves as a trustee and is a member of the university’s Hill Society.
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.