Chief People Officer
With a dedicated focus on Westfield’s most important asset – the Westfield Team – Jennifer Palmieri joins the organization as Chief People Officer. In this new leadership role, Jennifer will advocate for employees and the company, ensuring employees are supported and empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of customers.
With more than 20 years of extensive human resources leadership experience, Jennifer is responsible for leading all aspects of Westfield’s talent management strategy, people related practices and the HR team. She will serve as a critical leader on the Enterprise Leadership Team, driving a tight integration between our business strategies and talent management capabilities, with a strong focus on building diversity across our workforce and ensuring an inclusive culture. Jennifer and her team will focus on strengthening the positive momentum we’ve established in HR and help Westfield attract, develop, inspire and reward the talented people across our company.
Jennifer spent nearly 18 years at Cigna, a global health services company with $140 B in revenue and 74K employees operating in over 30 countries. In her most recent role at Cigna, Jennifer served as the Vice President of HR with the global technology team. Early in her career at a boutique HR consulting firm, Jennifer delivered talent solutions across a variety of companies with a focus on the technology sector.
Her career experiences include:
- Building diverse high performing, highly engaged teams to support business objectives
- Developing comprehensive culture and talent strategies that create competitive differentiation
- Leading large-scale digital change management initiatives domestically and internationally
- Crafting strategic alliances and partnerships to meet in-demand skills and capabilities
- Integrating all aspects of human resources in complex acquisitions with benchmarked retention rates
Jennifer received a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University and a M.S. in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. She participated in executive HR strategy and organizational dynamics education at Cornell University and Insead University in Fontainebleau, France. She is also a Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional.
Jennifer is very active in the community. She has held board seats with the March of Dimes, she’s been an executive sponsor and advisor for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and Women in Technology. Jennifer enjoys traveling, horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her family.