A long-serving leader of a midstate accounting and advisory firm is stepping down at the start of the new year.
Terry Harris, who held the title of managing partner of McKonly & Asbury LLP for 14 years, plans to pass leadership of the firm to Kurt Trimarchi on Jan. 1. The move is the culmination of a transition plan that started two years ago when the firm promoted Trimarchi to co-managing partner.
Harris, who has served the Hampden Township, Cumberland County-based firm for much of its 43-year history, will continue as a principal with McKonly & Asbury and an adviser for its affordable housing clients.
He will also continue in his role of chairman of the board at McKonly & Asbury’s affiliate, Bridgeford Trust Co.
“I am so proud to have been a part of McKonly & Asbury for 40 years, and I am just as proud to pass on the reins to Kurt,” Harris said in an announcement on the firm’s website. “I have complete faith and confidence in him as the firm’s next leader and am honored to have been able to work aside him during our times together here.”
Trimarchi joined the firm 13 years ago as director of tax services before becoming partner-in-charge of the firm’s tax practice. He has more than 20 years of domestic and international tax experience.
He is also a member of the corporate board of directors for Junior Achievement of Central PA, Vistage International and Elizabethtown Family Business Center’s Sponsor’s Board, as well as co-facilitator of the center’s leadership development program, Generation Next.
“The McKonly & Asbury team is embracing this change, and along with our new ideas, we will never lose sight of our founding commitment to superior client service and building purpose through profits, using our firm’s strengths and resources to make giving back an integral part of who we are,” Trimarchi said.
McKonly & Asbury has offices in Hampden Township and Lancaster. The firm and its affiliates employ about 80 people.
McKonly & Asbury is not the only midstate accounting group going through a leadership transition. Lancaster County-based Trout, Ebersole & Groff announced last month that Todd Harrington stepped into the role of managing partner after his predecessor, Donald Johnson Jr., retired.