Russell Reynolds Associates Names Chief People Officer

Russell Reynolds Associates has appointed Renée Bell as Chief People Officer. She is based in Chicago and will serve on the firm’s senior leadership team. Most recently, Ms. Bell was Chief Talent Officer at Cornerstone Research, where she managed a global team responsible for talent and development. Earlier in her career, she spent nearly a decade at Russell Reynolds Associates as the Global Head of Learning and Development and was instrumental in leading the firm’s professional development programs, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, apprenticeship, and more.

“Renée returns to us with her deep background in human resources management and broad focus on developing talent,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, CEO of Russell Reynolds Associates. “She is an accomplished leader who will help us further strengthen the diversity of our talent bench to fuel our continued growth, emphasizing how we develop and reward our people while attracting new talent. These are critical pillars for our firm’s continued success.”

“I am thrilled to rejoin Russell Reynolds Associates and be a part of the firm’s next chapter of growth and development under Constantine’s leadership,” said Bell. “Our organization’s success depends on the strength and energy of our people. I am committed to deepening our culture of inclusivity, innovation and purpose which generates a lot of pride in our colleagues but also energizes them to take the firm and their own careers to greater heights.”