This article accompanies Investing in the Future.
Category: Organizations with 7,500 or more employees
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief
Human Resources, Brand and Enterprise
Company: Lincoln Financial Group, Radnor, Pa.
Key HR Challenges: To help the organization create a more digitally oriented customer and employee experience; to implement a talent-management and succession planning strategy that would help the company navigate the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis; and to make Lincoln a more diverse company throughout its ranks.
Key HR Accomplishments: Serving as the executive sponsor for Project Ambition, a six-month initiative that would lead to a three-year roadmap for Lincoln's digital growth; helping the organization meet and surpass industry benchmarks with regard to female and minority employees (including company officers); and leading the effort that resulted in a new career framework resource that would help Lincoln employees acquire the skills and experience needed to continue their development with the organization.