David Hansell Joins KPMG

Michelle Remo, “Big 4″ observer
January 24, 2012 /

Former US Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary, David Hansell, has been appointed as head of KPMG’s global Human/Social Services practice.

Mr. Hansell most recently led the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), serving as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.

In that capacity, he was responsible for a broad range of programs including economic support and workforce engagement, child welfare, early childhood development, and social support for vulnerable populations. In addition to his management responsibilities, Mr. Hansell provided policy guidance to the US Secretary of HHS on policy issues relating to programs under the direction of ACF.

“As government action to address human and social services continues to be an important issue for many of our clients around the world, we’re extremely pleased to have David help lead our efforts in this key role as head of our global Human/Social Service practice,” said John Herhalt, Global Chair of the KPMG Government & Infrastructure practice.

“David’s extensive experience in the administration and reform of social services including childcare, family programs, disability services and healthcare brings an extraordinary level of knowledge and expertise to the practice.”

Lynne M. Doughtie, KPMG LLP (US) vice chair – Advisory, said, “David is an exceptional leader recognized for having led transformational change in human services at the local, state and national level.

“This deep understanding of current and future HHS trends provides KPMG member firm clients with an exceptional lens to help navigate the legislative and regulatory changes impacting their organizations.”

Prior to his work with the US HHS, Mr. Hansell served as Commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and previously was the Chief of Staff for the City of New York’s Human Resource Administration.

“Governments across the globe are challenged as never before to meet the complex social support needs of their citizens in the most cost-effective manner,” said Mr. Hansell.

“KPMG has long been a leader in this area, and I look forward to bringing my experience to bear to help expand KPMG’s relationships with government and corporate leaders across the social services domain.”

Mr. Hansell is the recipient of numerous awards for his work in government. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School and a B.A. in psychology from Haverford College.


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