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Donna M. Richer

Chief Talent Officer

Donna Richer brings business leadership and extensive human resources expertise to AAFCPAs’ senior leadership team.  As the firm’s Chief Talent Officer, she leads the firm’s efforts to attract and retain the best and the brightest CPAs and consultants in the industry.  We compete for talent every day in a thriving marketplace and Donna’s proven expertise in the business discipline of effectively managing talent provides strategic insight to the firm’s partner team.

Donna’s efforts help us maintain AAFCPAs’ unique and authentic company culture—one that genuinely cares for the individual, expects honesty and high moral character, and sustains employee enthusiasm with positive energy. She focuses on appealing to go-getters driven to deliver excellence in service, and those who are motivated to contribute to a thriving organization that generously gives back to the community and make a positive impact through their work. In her multi-faceted role, she provides thought leadership, champions morale, mentoring, training and professional development coaching, and facilitates solutions to promote teamwork, collaboration and communication across the firm.  Donna develops policies, programs and reward systems designed to enhance the development and advancement of the firm’s talent. She is a hands-on, results-driven professional committed to the success of AAFCPAs.

Donna has over 25 years of experience, and a background featuring diverse leadership roles, including: human resource specialist, compensation and benefits consultant, policy and compliance specialist and trainer.  Her expertise spans a variety of industries, including: professional services, financial services, healthcare, non-profit, energy efficiency and technology.


  • Wheaton College, Norton, MA, BA, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Associations

  • Human Resources Leadership Forum
  • Society for Human Resource Management


  • Family Promise Metrowest – Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • Most Precious Blood Parish – Volunteer Coordinator and Eucharistic Minister
  • Youville Lifecare, Inc. – Past Board of Directors and Vice Chair
  • Town of Norfolk – Past School Committee Vice Chair and PTA Board of Directors