Cathy Moy Named Chief People Officer, Donna Comerford Named Chief Human Resource Officer at BDO USA

July 2014

Jerry Walsh
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Chicago, IL - BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation's leading professional service firms, is proud to announce that Cathy Moy, assurance managing partner for the firm's Boston practice, has been named to the newly created role of Chief People Officer (CPO) and Donna Comerford, formerly with Deloitte Consulting, will be joining the firm as Chief Human Resource Officer. These appointments are effective immediately.

“The new CPO position is a critical role that will align our core values to the firm's strategies and how we operate on a day-to-day basis. We believe Cathy Moy is uniquely qualified for this new role. Cathy understands BDO, knows our professionals, and truly believes and lives our ‘People First’ values,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. “We are equally fortunate to have Donna Comerford join us to head our human resource strategies. Donna's experience over the course of her career will help us take BDO's HR function to the next level, and just as important, help us meet the increasing human resource demands of our growing firm. Cathy and Donna will work together closely to achieve the goals of our firm.”

As CPO, Cathy Moy will report directly to Wayne Berson and will work with the firm's leadership team to continue to build a culture focused on supporting professionals and providing an environment where employees can thrive. She will focus much of her efforts on the firm's strategies to attract and retain the best people. In 2012, Cathy was recognized by Working Mother magazine as a “Working Mother of the Year” for her leadership in promoting diversity and work+life fit at BDO. A graduate of Boston College, Ms. Moy will continue to serve as the assurance managing partner for the firm's Boston practice, but will reduce her client service responsibilities to ensure time for her new role.

Donna Comerford joins BDO from Deloitte Consulting where she served as national human resources leader for the firm's technology service area since 2008. She has more than 25 years of experience in professional services working in employee relations, performance management, workforce planning, recruiting, deployment, international mobility, succession planning and compensation. At BDO, Ms. Comerford will be responsible for the technical areas of HR, focusing her efforts on programs, processes and the firm's five HR centers of excellence – Total Rewards, Training & Development, Talent Acquisition, HR Operations and HR Information Systems. She will report directly to Cathy Moy. Donna received her BS in business from Northern Illinois University and her MBA from DePaul University.


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