Sue McPartlin’s recruiting the best of the best at PwC Cincinnati & retaining a multi-generational workforce


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The McPartlin File

Name: Sue McPartlin
Title: Market managing partner
Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers Cincinnati office

Born: Mount Clemens, Mich.

Education: Attended Walsh College and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

What was your first job, and what did you learn from it? I ran a 20-ton plastic injection molding press. I worked in a factory all summer long making plastic car parts and refrigerator parts. It was really hard working in a factory and it was really hot because you were working with plastic and injection molding. It was good money as a college student, but it made me realize this wasn’t what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and that I wanted to finish college and get my education.

Who do you admire in the business world? There are a number of client company executives that I have looked up to over the years. I also just read the book, “American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company.” Based on that book, Alan Mulally is obviously a very inspirational leader.

What are you excited about at PwC? Specific to Cincinnati, I think we have a lot of future growth opportunities here. That excites me as the leader of this marketplace. From a broader perspective, we are very focused on delivering the best both to our people and to our clients, and I see that as being impactful and exciting.