Deloitte has appointed Mark Price to the role of vice chairman and U.S. public sector and state government leader. Price was already a principal at Deloitte.
In his new position, Price will guide Deloitte’s U.S. State Government offerings— one of the company’s largest industry practices with more than 3,700 employees. The company maintains practice areas in health and human services, finance and administration, cybersecurity, transportation, motor vehicles, workforce and higher education.
Price succeeds Jessica Blume, who is retiring after a 26-year career.
Price will operate out of Deloitte’s Boston office.
The appointment comes as the company recently announced a partnership with energy utility company Exelon, to protect the reliability of the Bulk Electric System with the implementation of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Version 5 standards.
Together, the companies will meet regulatory obligations, and develop and deploy processes, procedures and controls that meet the objectives of NERC CIP v5 standards. The partnership could have significant ramifications for electric utilities throughout the US.