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Westfield Announces Jennifer Palmieri as Chief People Officer

WESTFIELD CENTER, OH - August 18, 2020 - With a dedicated focus on Westfield’s most important asset – the Westfield Team – Jennifer Palmieri joins Westfield 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, Palmieri is leading all aspects of Westfield’s talent management strategy, people related practices and the HR team. She serves as a critical leader on the Enterprise Leadership Team, driving a tight integration between Westfield’s business strategies and talent management capabilities, with a strong focus on building diversity across the workforce and ensuring an inclusive culture.

“In this fast-paced, ever changing world, our Chief People Officer will ensure that the Westfield team is empowered and well-positioned to meet the needs of our customers and respond to market challenges and opportunities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield CEO, President and Board Chair.  “Jennifer’s leadership will help us continue building a diverse team of talented and engaged people.  She recognizes diversity and inclusion as a business imperative and how company culture is a competitive advantage.  We are excited to have Jennifer join our organization.” 

Prior to joining Westfield, Palmieri spent nearly 18 years at Cigna, a global health services company, where she most recently served as 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.
“Westfield has a tremendous reputation in the market, and I am excited to join a well-established company,” said Jennifer Palmieri. “As CPO, I will maintain a dedicated focus on attracting, developing, inspiring and rewarding all of our employees with fulfilling jobs and meaningful careers.”

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.

About Westfield
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to making a positive difference in our customers’ lives. Learn more about Westfield at www.westfieldinsurance.com.