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Rodney Jones-Tyson, Global Chief Human Resources Officer 

A member of the Baird team for more than 20 years, Rodney Jones-Tyson is the first gay person as well as the first African American to serve on Baird’s Executive Committee.

In early 2022, Rodney was named Baird’s Global Chief Human Resources Officer. In this position, he directs more than 100 individuals in offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, overseeing Human Resources, Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Solutions, Corporate Travel and assisting with the administration of the Baird Foundation.

Rodney recently spoke with WorldatWork’s Evolve magazine about his unique career journey. In the article “Career Twists and Turns,” he reflects on his time in investment banking, his role as Chief Risk Officer, his leadership of Baird’s inclusion and diversity programs and his transition to Global Chief Human Resources Officer:

“I have a full seat at that table, and that is exciting. I used to be a consumer of HR services. Now, I get to lead the team that delivers expert HR services and solutions. The experience of living in both worlds gives me a unique lens.”

Read the Full WorldatWork Article

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