Hess Corporation Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Search


CHICAGO (Mar. 3, 2021) – Hess Corporation, a leading independent energy company, has retained Hanold Associates for its Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) search. Keri Gavin and Katrina Prospero are leading the search for this Houston-based role.

The Director of DEI will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive DEI strategy for Hess, continuously enhancing the “Life at Hess” culture for the entire workforce. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Andrew Slentz, this leader will serve as a critical member of the HR leadership team and have accountability to Hess’ Board of Directors. Further, this person will work closely with the External Affairs and Communications team on community outreach programs and play a key role in representing Hess in multiple forums on diversity and culture.

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company’s primary onshore developments are in the Bakkan Shale in the northern US. Offshore oil production developments are in the Gulf of Mexico and Denmark, and the company produces offshore natural gas in Malaysia and Thailand. Hess is also involved in offshore exploration and production near Guyana, as well as various midstream activities.

Today, Hess has 1,650 employees and revenues of $6.5 billion. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HES, with a market cap of nearly $20 billion. With its corporate headquarters in New York City, Hess has its operational center in Houston, Texas and additional presences near its sites internationally.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, Allstate, American Airlines, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Biogen, Blackstone, Carnival Corp., ClubCorp, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s Pizza, eBay, Electronic Arts, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Fossil, Gucci, Kellogg, Kohler, L Catterton, Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, Moderna, National Football League, The New York Times, Nike, Northwestern University, Patagonia, REI, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, SC Johnson, Tom Brady’s TB12, TPG, Under Armour, Vail Resorts, Wikimedia and Zoom, among others.