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Emmett S. Harrington In an age of specialization the versatile man, like Emmett S. Harrington, Executive Office partner, rates particular notice. He plays golf left-handed and has an eight handicap. But he writes with his right hand, having been born in an era when left-handers were switched, and withal his penmanship is better than that of most busy men. Soon after he joined Haskins & Sells as a partner in the 1952 merger with McLaren, Goode, West & Co., the prominent and prestigious West Coast firm where his concern had been with the technical aspects of the practice, Mr. Harrington moved to the EO to assist in general administration. One of his first jobs there was to help expand the Firm's national recruitment program, in conjunction with Lawrence M. Walsh, now a partner in our Philadelphia Office. Then his responsibilities broadened to include personnel policies in general. Robert L. Steele, who now coordinates our South American practice and who was closely associated with Mr. Harrington at that time, recalls that "Emmett has always had an intuitive feeling for people and a genuine interest in their welfare." Staff training, salaries, insurance and pension plans soon all fell within his purview. He then became absorbed with long-range planning and later with practice office coordination, which is now Malcolm Devore's responsibility. As expansion occurred in the Canadian practice of DPH&S, Mr. Harrington was made responsible for liaison with the partners in Canada. Regular attendance at the Canadian partners' meetings led to a continuing close relationship. For three years Mr. Harrington supervised the General Motors engagement and traveled more than 50,000 miles through Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand to observe GM's far-flung installations. Then in the space of a few months, the Firm lost the Copyrighted -- License from Black Star
People in H&S: Emmett S. Harrington
Emmett S. Harrington
McLaren, Goode, West & Co.
Harrington, Emmett S.
Walsh, Lawrence M.
Steele, Robert L.
Harrington, Emmett S.
Haskins & Sells. Executive Office
Haskins & Sells. Philadelphia Office
H&S Reports, Vol. 05, (1968 spring), p. 02-03
|Source||Originally published by: Haskins & Sells|
|Rights||Copyright and permission to republish held by: Deloitte; Photograph by Leo Choplin, Black Star|
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|Digital Publisher||University of Mississippi Library. Accounting Collection|