Caroline, who will report to Chairman and CEO Mike Freno, has a distinguished record as a global HR leader in the financial services industry, having served with TIAA/Nuveen, The Hartford Financial Services, MassMutual Financial Group, Retail Brand Alliance, Hamilton Sundstrand Federal Credit Union and Eagle Group. She has deep expertise in talent management, succession planning, talent development and organizational effectiveness.
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“I am pleased to officially name these highly qualified leaders to two very important positions at Barings,” said Mike Freno, Barings Chairman and CEO. “Caroline, as our new CHRO, is entrusted with driving our high performance, collaborative culture and ensuring full engagement of our teammates. Her deep and relevant experience in our industry made her the ideal choice for the role.”
“We created the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer role to further our progress towards being a firm that recruits, recognizes and retains a diverse global team, and also behaves as an exemplary corporate citizen on all matters of racial equality and justice,” said Mike. “Chasity will bring a level of passion and professionalism to the role that I am confident will help Barings increase our positioning as an enlightened employer.”
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Chasity, who will report to the new CHRO, is a legal scholar, with deep experience driving diversity strategies and fostering inclusion initiatives across a number of industries and organizations, including prior employers Heitman LLC, a real estate investment management firm, and global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. As Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Chasity is tasked with ensuring Barings grows and scales with a DE&I mindset. She will focus on global initiatives that will bring more diversity and a culture of inclusion to Barings, including developing and executing DE&I strategies, processes, and programs that help attract and develop top talent resulting in a more diverse and inclusive workforce