She will assume her new post on Dec. 1 and succeed retiring CHRO Susann Bresnahan, who will remain a strategic adviser to Accenture Federal Services through the end of the fiscal year, the company said in an email to GovCon Wire.
Sherhart will oversee the company’s overall HR functions, including inclusion and diversity, retention and advancement, learning and development, HR technology and talent acquisition.
The 30-year industry veteran has been deputy HR director at Accenture Federal Services since 2012. In this role, Sherhart has supported the company’s I&D function and oversaw workforce transition for acquired companies.
“I’m excited for Lisa Sherhart and can’t wait to see her reach new heights at our company in creating the 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 and a six-time Wash100 awardee.