RESTON, Va.; Jan. 14, 2010 – Jerry Friedman is joining Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) human services practice as director of strategic initiatives after serving as the American Public Human Services Association’s (APHSA) executive director since 2001.
“Human services agencies face unprecedented pressure to meet increasing demands for citizen services at a time when budgets continue to decline,” said Steve Rohleder, group chief executive of Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group. “Jerry’s highly respected expertise gives us a unique understanding of the challenges facing human services leaders. This makes him ideally suited to drive our strategic initiatives addressing the industry’s most pressing needs.”
“Jerry brings tremendous vision and a special passion for human services to Accenture,” said David McCurley, global managing director of Accenture’s human services practice. “His close alignment with our family-first vision for the future will help us deliver innovative solutions to human services organizations around the world.”
Family-first is the Accenture framework designed to help human services agencies deliver more efficient and effective services that respond to the holistic needs of an individual or family.
Mr. Friedman has more than three decades of experience in human services. Prior to joining APHSA he was executive deputy commissioner of the Texas Department of Human Services. Before that he was assistant secretary of Washington state’s Economic Services Administration in the Department of Social and Health Services. He also previously served as deputy secretary, Office of Income Maintenance, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; as director, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Bureau of State Children and Youth Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; and as director of Human Services for Dauphin County and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He began his public service career as a probation and parole officer in Pennsylvania in 1970.
Mr. Friedman holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves on the board of the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, the board of the Rural Assistance Center of the University of North Dakota, and is a member of the American Medical Association-sponsored Health Sector Assembly.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 176,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009. Its home page is www.accenture.com
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