Kohler Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Culture, Inclusion and Engagement Search


CHICAGO (Dec. 10, 2020) ― Kohler, a household name in kitchen and bath products, has retained Hanold Associates for its Head of Culture, Inclusion and Engagement search. Keri Gavin and Ashley Schiele are leading the search for this role based in Kohler, Wisconsin.

The Head of Culture, Inclusion and Engagement will take the lead in developing and implementing a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy for Kohler. Reporting to the Vice President of Talent and Diversity, this leader will shape an inclusive culture that fosters a sense of belonging and helps employees become better each day. This leader will also guide Kohler’s DE&I Council, as well as maintain oversight of the company’s Business Resource Groups.

Kohler is a market leader in kitchen and bath products, engines and generators, decorative products and world-class resorts and golf courses. For over 140 years, the company has led the industries it serves in innovation and design. It employs more than 38,000 associates with 48 manufacturing plants, 30 brands and operations in more than 50 countries.

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 the National Football League, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, among others.