ACT Appoints New Chief Talent Officer

Posted August 29, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT, Inc. has hired Jennifer Yi as chief talent officer and vice president of workplace excellence. Yi will focus on learning and leadership development, talent acquisition and retention, performance management, and rewards, recognition and compensation systems. Photo of  Jennifer Yi, chief talent officer and vice president of workplace excellenceShe is also joining the career development project and will be implementing opportunities to engage ACT employees in charting successful careers at the organization.

“Jennifer will lead efforts to ensure the workplace culture of ACT reflects our values, mission and objectives and supports our aspirations of becoming an even greater place to work,” said Jon Whitmore, ACT CEO.

Yi has held similar positions in numerous industries including manufacturing, financial services and hospitality. She comes to ACT from Diversey, Inc, where she served as vice president of global talent strategies. Prior to that, Yi built effective talent strategies while working for CIT, AllianceBernstein, Citi, Hilton and Sheraton.

Yi holds a master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She and her family live in Coralville.