Melinda WolfeChief Human Resources Officer, Pearson
In September 2013, Melinda Wolfe joined Pearson, becoming the company’s first Chief Human Resources Officer charged with renewing Pearson’s focus on its people at a time of major transformation of its education business. Over her career, she has led talent initiatives with a passionate focus on diversity at global companies including Bloomberg, American Express and Goldman Sachs. She began her career at Merrill Lynch, managing billions of dollars of project finance and public power transactions for public and private sector clients over a 14-year period.
Ms. Wolfe is a board member of Auburn Seminary, the Center for Talent Innovation, Planned Parenthood of New York City and ZanaAfrica. She previously served on advisory boards for several academic institutions including the Dalton School, Barnard’s Athena Center, Duke University, Washington University and the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia, where she also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subject of women’s global advancement and leadership.
Ms. Wolfe earned her undergraduate degree from Washington University and her graduate degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She resides in Manhattan with her husband, Ken Inadomi, and their daughter, Molly.