Grant Thornton recruits former VA CIO, LaVerne Council

“Grant Thornton LLP has named LaVerne H. Council as the firm’s national managing principal for Enterprise Digital Strategy and Innovation.

Council boasts broad private and public sector experience. She previously served as a senior vice president and general manager at Mitre Corporation; chief information officer (CIO) and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs; and corporate vice president and global CIO at Johnson & Johnson.

In her new role at Grant Thornton, Council will focus on helping CIOs solve their most challenging issues through the firm’s innovative enterprise digital and technology strategies and offerings…” Source: BusinessWire- Read full Press Release Here

G2X TAKE: Looking to leverage a broad set of experiences gained as a top IT leader at VA and in the commercial sector, this $1.7 billion consultancy who specializes in helping government leaders maximize performance and efficiency has added a new exec to help lead Enterprise Digital Strategy and Innovation efforts.

Grant Thornton is best known for their audit, tax and advisory services capabilities, but their public services group also brings a long history of supporting VA on a number of Program Management and IT initiatives as both a prime and a sub, to include serving as a key team member for a recent 156M FSC Program Management Support Services contract awarded to prime B3 Group.

If you are looking for a bit more insight into how and where this group might play, included here is some recent testimony by Sharif Ambrose, principal of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Healthcare Practice, provided to the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health during a hearing on clinical productivity and efficiency in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.

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