International accounting firm KPMG LLP has named Cathy Pomanti as the new managing partner of its Harrisburg office.
The move is effective Friday. Pomanti replaces Michael McDonald, who has transferred to New York to serve in KPMG’s department of professional practice.
In her new role, Pomanti will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the office. She will continue to serve as a principal in KPMG’s advisory services practice serving state and local government clients.
“Cathy is an experienced leader and her longstanding relationships within the Central Pennsylvania business community will serve her well in her new role,” said Robert Arning, KPMG’s vice chairman of market development.
Pomanti started in KPMG’s Philadelphia office in 1981 after graduating from Penn State with a computer science degree. She made partner in 1993. She left KPMG in 2001 to take a position at consulting firm BearingPoint, but came back to KPMG’s Harrisburg office in 2010.
McDonald had been the office’s managing partner since 2009 and previously had been the managing partner for the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
“I am looking forward to working with them to help clients navigate the fast-moving regulatory and technology landscape that affects every business and government agency,” Pomanti said. “We’re also going to continue to give back to the Harrisburg area through volunteerism and philanthropy. It’s a core value of our firm.”
KPMG’s downtown Harrisburg location on Third Street is its only office in the midstate and one of four Pennsylvania offices.