Laurie Rosenfield is the global Chief People Officer at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s leading public relations firms, where she leads the firm’s global human capital strategy across a network spanning 77 offices in 43 countries worldwide. A media industry veteran, Laurie is a respected human resources executive, strategic advisor and partner to CEOs and boards, with a substantial track record accelerating business transformation, improving employee experience, and enabling profitable growth.
Prior to Hill+Knowlton, Laurie was most recently at CBS Corporation, where she served as the company’s first Chief People Officer. In this role, she was responsible for leading a people-focused change initiative centered on rebuilding trust as the company worked through a high-profile controversy and establishing a culture of learning, agility, transparency, personal accountability, and collaboration. Reporting to the CEO and the Board of Directors, Laurie led a team of more than 160 people to transform the human resources function to better support the business as the company expanded its digital strategy, improving the employee experience and launching a robust talent development strategy. Specific areas of progress included leadership development programs, DEI initiatives, talent acquisition and retention policies. Additionally, she guided key strategic and operational matters through the CBS merger with Viacom in 2019.
Before CBS, Laurie was the Managing Director, Talent Practice at MediaLink Worldwide Incorporated, a strategic digital media advisory firm working in the marketing, advertising, entertainment, and technology sectors. Reporting to the founder and CEO, she was responsible for building and leading the talent practice as a competitive alternative to larger executive search and boutique consulting firms in the digital media space.
Previously, she was Global Director, Executive Search at Wolters Kluwer, where she built an in-house, senior-level executive search capability. She also held positions with TiVo, United Artists, and Twentieth Century Fox, with responsibilities in executive search, sales, marketing, and content development.
Laurie currently serves as an advisor to Modern Health, a start-up providing unique mental health care for companies to offer employees, and The Forem, a seed-funded career development platform for women and the BIPOC community that is addressing barriers to advancement. She is a Board Member of STRIVE, a workforce development organization focused on equity through employment. During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, she founded the New Haven Chapter of Frontline Foods/World Central Kitchen, which supported local restaurants and served 27,000 meals to frontline workers at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Laurie is an alumna of Dartmouth College and has received professional certifications as a Master Coach and Executive and Personal Coach.