June 1, 2021 – Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the placement of Cassandra Lammers as senior vice president, total rewards for The New York Times. Partners Kile Hanold and Mayank Parikh spearheaded the assignment for the search firm. “As we continue to promote fairness and equality at The Times, how we reward our employees — ranging from compensation to benefits — remains a key component in achieving and sustaining that vision,” said Jacqueline Welch, chief HR officer for The New York Times, in a note on the company website. “To that end, we launched an extensive search for the best person to oversee this critical function within HR. I am delighted to share that we have found our person. Please join me in welcoming Cassandra Lammers, our new SVP of total rewards.”
Ms. Lammers most recently worked for Audible Inc. where she served as vice president, total rewards, and people analytics. She also brings years of experience from Samsung, G.E. and Lucent Technologies. Ms. Lammers is a pay equity-focused compensation leader who has designed, implemented, and administered broad-based, incentive and equity compensation programs. Alongside that work, she maintains a hands-on approach to market-competitive compensation programs and has developed and implemented global best-in-class job architecture and career path frameworks to drive business goals.
In addition to strategic total rewards work, Ms. Lammers will also play a significant role in The New York Times Co.’s diversity, equity and inclusion work, standing up strategies and standards to ensure the company continues to consistently and clearly reward its employees. She will report to Ms. Welch and oversee the entire total rewards function, leading broad-based and executive compensation, short- and long-term incentives, salary and hourly reviews, health, welfare, savings and pension plans, and global mobility. This role is expected to help deliver creative strategies to bring top talent to the newspaper.
With more than 160 years of history, The New York Times is one of the most well respected news sources in the world. Based in New York City, The Times’ 4,500 employees are located around the globe to serve its large and growing audience through an increasingly digital platform. Publicly traded on the NYSE as NYT, the company is undergoing a transformation into a truly tech enabled multimedia company that continues to seek the truth and help people understand the world in the digital age. The New York Times was founded in 1851 as the New York Daily Times. The newspaper has won 130 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper company. It has more than 50 websites and publishes 18 newspapers.
Hanold Associates also assisted The New York Times Co. in the recruitment of Ms. Welch as CHRO. “This search, from launch to offer decision, took 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.”
Hanold Associates is a boutique executive search firm focused on HR and diversity and inclusion officers. Its client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything the firm does. Its clients include the National Football League, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Co., among others.
Kile Hanold focuses on recruiting and building out the team of direct reports to HR officers including talent acquisition, talent management and total rewards leaders. Prior to joining Hanold Associates, Mr. Hanold was with Federal Program Management, a consulting firm that specializes in federal government contracts. Some of his clients included BlueScope Steel of Australia, Deere & Company, Siemens of Germany and Saab Barracuda. Before that, he was director of operations for 1iota Productions in Los Angeles.
Mr. Parikh focuses on recruiting world-class HR leadership talent to organizations undergoing significant transformations. He’s held progressive roles within the firm, having first joined the firm as a summer intern while a student at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Hanold Associates, he interned for Mission Measurement, a consulting firm that specializes in advisory for non-profits and corporate social responsibility departments at major companies. Before that, he was a research fellow for the Institute for Policy Research where he worked on one of the world’s premiere early childhood education studies.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media