EisnerAmper inks chief people officer, head of Philadelphia office

EisnerAmper, an accounting and tax advisory firm, announced Wednesday it has named Lori F. Reiner to the newly-created role of chief people officer.

Prior to her role as chief people officer, Reiner was partner-in-charge of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

In her new role, she will be responsible for designing and implementing human resource strategies.

Reiner, who has more than 30 years of leadership experience, is currently a member of the firm’s executive committee, board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, the Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs and the Abramson Center for Jewish Life as well as a past president of The Forum of Executive Women.

“Our people are by far our greatest resource, so it’s tremendously exciting, as well as a great responsibility, being at the nexus of where staff development meets client service,” Reiner said. “In my new role, I will be focusing my efforts on maintaining a supportive culture for employees, building new avenues of career development at all levels, and further enhancing the overall employee experience.”

EisnerAmper also announced Paul Dougherty is taking over the role as partner-in charge of the firm’s Philadelphia office.

He will oversee the growth of the practice, engagement in the local community and talent acquisition.

Dougherty was previously the national leader of the firm’s Corporate Tax Group.

“I welcome the chance to build upon Lori’s tremendous legacy at the Philadelphia office,” Dougherty said. “And I look forward to working with staff, clients, business leaders and local organizations in the greater Philadelphia area to continue EisnerAmper’s growth and its role as a valuable member of the community.”

“This strategic move allows us to embrace and respond to the rapid marketplace changes at the client service, talent, geographic, technological and other levels,” EisnerAmper CEO Charly Weinstein said. “I can’t think of anyone better than Lori and Paul—each with their unique and varied skill sets — to disrupt the status quo and take a fresh approach to staff development and client service. We know they’ll thrive in their respective new roles, and we’re thrilled for them, the firm and our clients.”