Hearst has named Rachel Kay as senior vice president and chief people officer, effective immediately.
Kay will leading companywide strategy, programs and human capital management support.
“The role of the chief people officer could not be more important today, where the focus on attracting and retaining talent and providing an inclusive workplace is a major priority,”states new Chief Operating Officer Jordan Wertlieb.
Kay joined Hearst in 2019, and served as the vice president of talent. Prior to that, Kay worked at McKinsey & Company for 15 years, first as a consultant, then in management roles.
CEO Steven R. Swartz thanked Eve Burton executive vice president and chief legal officer for “helping craft this new chief people officer role at our company.”