New York Life Insurance Co. named Katherine O’Brien chief human resources officer. She assumes responsibility for talent development, talent acquisition, the HR services unit, compensation and benefits, employee relations and the HR business partners function. O’Brien was previously senior vice president and chief corporate counsel. She joined New York Life in 1995 after working with several law firms.
Workday Inc. has appointed Ashley Goldsmith as the company’s chief human resources officer with global responsibility for human resources, internal communications and the Workday Foundation. She will report to co-CEO Aneel Bhusri. Before joining Workday, Goldsmith was CHRO and executive vice president at Polycom.
HR People & Strategy, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, announced that Lisa Connell has been named executive director. The SHRM-HRPS alliance was developed to serve HR professionals throughout their careers. Connell is SHRM’s former vice president for education.