Newell Brands Retains Hanold Associates for Global Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Search

Newell Brands

CHICAGO (Feb. 18, 2021) ― Newell Brands, a Fortune 500 manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial products, has retained Hanold Associates for its Global Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (DI&B) search. Katrina Prospero, Sandra Peña and Neela Seenandan are leading the search for this Atlanta-based role.

With top talent, market-leading brands and a sharp focus on innovation, Newell is well positioned to become a transformative consumer goods company. As Newell continues to evolve, the Global Director, DI&B will be pivotal in ensuring the organization cultivates a diverse and inclusive culture.

Building on the company’s existing foundation, this leader will transition DI&B strategy to its next phase, embedding and integrating it into all talent programs and seamlessly weaving it into the Newell culture. Reporting to both CEO Ravi Saligram and SVP, Talent and Culture Samantha Charleston, this leader will build and maintain a multiethnic and gender diverse global workforce at Newell, influencing and advising senior leaders while working together to create and promote DI&B throughout the company.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, Paper Mate, Sharpie, Elmer’s, Coleman, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco and Yankee Candle, among others. Newell sells its products in nearly 200 countries around the world. The company has operations on the ground in nearly half of those countries, with 30,000 total employees globally. Newell is operated from its global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and has sales of nearly $10 billion annually.

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.