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Lisa Sherhart Promoted to CHRO at Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services has promoted Lisa Sherhart to chief human resources officer, responsible for leading all aspects of human resources for the company’s 13,000 people, including talent acquisition, learning and development, retention and advancement, HR technology, and more.  

Sherhart steps in the role as Susann Bresnahan prepares to retire following an extraordinary 45-year career with Accenture Federal Services and Accenture. Bresnahan will remain a strategic advisor to the company through the end of the fiscal year. Sherhart’s promotion takes effect on Dec. 1, 2023.  

“I’m honored and thrilled to step into the chief human resources officer role,” Sherhart said. “Among my highest priorities will be ensuring Accenture Federal Services remains a top destination for the best people with the next-generation skills necessary to deliver mission success for our clients. I’m grateful to Sue Bresnahan for being an incredible leader, role model, and mentor. I wish her every happiness in retirement following her exceptional career with our organization.” 

Sherhart has serves as deputy human resources director since 2012 and has been instrumental to many aspects of the company’s human resources programs, including serving as executive sponsor of the company’s L&D function and overseeing the transition of people for the companies acquired by Accenture Federal Services.  

“I’m excited for Lisa Sherhart and can’t wait to see her reach new heights at our company in creating new programs, paths, and possibilities that empower our people to do their best work and be their best selves,” said John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services. “I extend by sincere gratitude to Sue Bresnahan for her leadership to our team, exemplifying a people-first mindset, and for creating an environment where our people can advance, grow, and thrive.”  

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