Pamela Culpepper Joins Golin as New Chief People Officer

Pamela-Culpepper_6-18-14-770x513Generation W speaker Pamela Culpepper has been appointed as the new chief people officer for Golin, a global communications firm.   In this newly created role, she will lead the agency’s human resources organization and oversee talent, development, performance, diversity and inclusion, recruitment and employee engagement initiatives. A veteran HR executive, Culpepper joins Golin from PepsiCo, where she was most recently the company’s global diversity and inclusion officer. She will report to CEO Fred Cook and operate as a member of the agency’s Executive Leadership Committee.

“In Pamela, we’re welcoming a seasoned people leader, an experienced diversity and inclusion executive and an enthusiastic advocate for employees,” says Cook. “As we evolve our brand and double down on our g4 model, we’re committed to the success of our people more than ever. Pamela’s appointment is a testament to that commitment.”

The appointment of Culpepper comes at a pivotal time for Golin. Just last week, the 58-year-old agency announced its official name change from GolinHarris to Golin, as the next step in its ongoing transformation process.

Culpepper has held various leadership roles within PepsiCo for more than 13 years, including vice president, human resources for Quaker Foods and Snacks; vice president, human resources for PepsiCo’s Americas Beverages Supply Chain; and vice president, talent management and diversity for Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade. Before PepsiCo, Culpepper worked for McKessonHBOC, Inc., Clorox and Wells Fargo.

“Golin is disrupting the industry in so many ways,” says Culpepper. “I’m thrilled to be joining an organization with such a talented team of creative and visionary people who are rewriting the rule book as they go.”

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