August 02, 2017

Accenture to Build NYC Innovation Hub as Destination for Clients and Accenture People to Co-Create Industry Solutions for the Digital Economy

NEW YORK; Aug. 2, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will expand its New York City Innovation Hub with a move to the brand-new Hudson Yards district in 2020.  The hub will be a destination for Accenture people and clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch transformative ideas that meet the demands of today’s fast-changing digital world. 
June 23, 2017

Accenture Reduces U.S. Pension Obligations by $1.6 Billion Through Previously Announced Plan Termination, Following Asset Transfer to AIG and MassMutual

NEW YORK; June 23, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the termination of its U.S. Pension Plan (the “Plan”), which was previously announced in March 2016, by entering into agreements with American General Life Insurance Company (AGL) – a subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) – and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual). Under these agreements, the Plan has transferred pension assets to AGL and MassMutual to settle approximately $1.0 billion of outstanding pension obligations. The annuity settlement is part of Accenture’s three-step strategy to reduce its pension obligations, as follows:
May 17, 2017

Accenture Launches Virtual ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’ in Ireland to Equip 10,000 Young People with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

DUBLIN; May 17, 2017 – Accenture today launched its ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’, which aims to equip 10,000 young people by helping them gain the skills to get a job or build a business. Launched in partnership with the Department of Social Protection, the Academy is a free, interactive online training programme, developed to give those aged 15-24 the skills and confidence to own their career development.
April 20, 2017

Accenture Selects UM as Strategic Media Buying and Planning Partner

NEW YORK; Apr. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has selected UM, a division of IPG Mediabrands, as its strategic media planning and buying partner to further enhance Accenture’s digital- and mobile-first strategy and commitment to innovation.  
March 14, 2017

Accenture Expands Capabilities in Oregon; Opens Portland Area Office

PORTLAND, Ore.; Mar. 14, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced an expansion of its capabilities in Oregon, including a new office that is now home to 100 Accenture employees who work with clients in Washington County. Accenture will focus on serving clients across the retail, information technology, hospitality and government sectors – leveraging capabilities including artificial intelligence, analytics and cloud to help them grow, compete and transform in the digital economy. 
February 17, 2017

Accenture is Accelerating Innovation Investment in the U.S.

NEW YORK; Feb. 17, 2017 – By the end of 2020, Accenture will open 10 new innovation hubs in key cities in the U.S. and expand its regional network of technology delivery centers. Additionally, Accenture will invest $1.4 billion in training to ensure its people have leading-edge capabilities to serve its clients, while creating 15,000 highly skilled new jobs in the U.S.
February 01, 2017

Accenture Hires Madeleine Chenette as Office Managing Director, Montreal

MONTREAL; Feb. 1, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Madeleine Chenette as office managing director for Montreal, effective immediately.  In this role Chenette will be responsible for expanding Accenture’s business presence in Quebec, focusing on bringing innovation to clients, attracting top talent and strengthening the company’s impact in the Quebec community. She will also lead Accenture’s retail, consumer goods and transport industry practices in Quebec. 
January 19, 2017

Accenture Appoints Wayne Hull as Managing Director of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Sahara Africa

JOHANNESBURG; Jan. 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa.
January 17, 2017

Accenture Interactive Hires Digital Marketing Veteran Tammy Soares

SAN FRANCISCO; Jan. 17, 2017 – Accenture has hired Tammy Soares as managing director to lead Accenture Interactive’s West region in North America. In her new role, she will will be responsible for overseeing Accenture Interactive’s business in eight states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Based in San Francisco, she will focus on driving growth, bringing innovation to clients and strengthening the digital agency’s impact in the region. 
October 26, 2016

Accenture Hires Brigitte Gwyn as Managing Director, Government Relations

WASHINGTON; Oct. 26 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Brigitte Gwyn as a managing director of government relations, effective Nov. 7. Gwyn will be responsible for the company’s government relations activities in North America as well as key growth markets, including Latin America. In this role, she will help strategically position the company, build deep relationships in government and effectively advocate for public policy outcomes.