Hanold Associates Assists The New York Times Co. in CHRO Search

March 4, 2021 –

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted The New York Times Co. in the recruitment of Jacqueline M. Welch as chief human resources officer (CHR0). She will report directly to president and CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and sit on the company’s executive committee as well as lead its talent and inclusion department.

“This search, from launch to offer decision, was about six weeks,” said Jason Hanold, CEO and managing director of the search firm. “Jacqui is a unique spirit. She lifts people up, brings them together, is a phenomenal relationship builder, and truly makes all around her better. She is also an experienced and dynamic executive

with a track record of success leading human resources work
and I’m so pleased she is coming to The Times to assume this critical leadership position,” said Ms. Levien. “Our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class talent, and to create the conditions for our people to do their best work, is paramount to the continued success of our mission and business. Jacqui will be an essential partner to me and the senior leadership team as we continue to transform the company and our culture with operational excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.”

Ms. Welch joins The Times Co. from Freddie Mac, where she has served as senior vice president, CHRO and chief diversity officer since 2016. In this role, she has led a team that improved and evolved all aspects of the human resources function, from equitable pay practices, talent acquisition, talent development, organizational development, performance enablement, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

In her new role, Ms. Welch will be a critical member of the leadership team, partnering with the CEO, publisher, executive editor, CFO, general counsel, and others in driving the business forward, said Hanold Associates. She will oversee the human resources function, developing a robust people strategy and capabilities that advance the company’s strategy.


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