NEW YORK—Hill & Knowlton has named Robert Gemignani as senior vice president and chief talent officer for the U.S. Gemignani will report to Paul Taaffe, president of the U.S. company and chairman and CEO of the firm and will be based in New York.
In his new role, Gemignani will drive the human resources function in the U.S., including recruiting and talent, benefits, policy, and employee development and will liaise with Ruth Clark, global chief talent director.
During his career, Gemignani has been involved in talent acquisition, organizational development, employee relations, diversity, training and development and compensation and benefits. He was most recently at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield where he was responsible for employee relations and supporting all divisional HR activity. Prior to that, he held vice president of human resources positions for College Sports Television and Vivendi Universal Entertainment.