Lance LaVergne, Chief Diversity Officer & Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Associate Experience, is responsible for developing and implementing global strategies that enhance PVH’s ability to attract, develop and retain talent through the practices of talent acquisition, inclusion and diversity and associate experience. His key areas of focus are further developing and deploying enterprise I&D targets, creating omni-channel recruitment strategies and leveraging data to develop initiatives that will continue to make PVH a great place to work.
LaVergne joined PVH from Wells Fargo, where he was Senior Vice President and head of the Enterprise Talent Acquisition’s Strategy and Practice group. He was responsible for leading and developing strategic plans, and ensuring the strategies for the delivery of talent acquisition services were aligned to current trends, practices, costs, and regulations. He also provided oversight for full cycle talent acquisition strategies, from candidate sourcing, including social media and branding, to selection and assessment.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, LaVergne was the director of talent acquisition for Alcoa, where he led all of the talent acquisition activity for the company. He had oversight for the North America Recruiting Center of Expertise as well as the identification and sharing of global best practices in sourcing, hiring, and on-boarding top talent.
Before that, LaVergne was vice president and chief diversity officer for New York Life Insurance Company where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s diversity program, including the implementation and execution of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy. He also served as a Vice President in the Human Capital Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was the global head of diversity recruiting. LaVergne has also held recruiting roles at McKinsey & Company, Arthur Anderson LLP, and Russell Reynolds Associates focusing on various aspects of the financial service industry including insurance, banking, capital markets and asset management.
LaVergne holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU.
Day 1: Mar 3, 2020
Fireside Chat: Diversity & Inclusion
DEI: A Moment or a Movement?
Day 2: Mar 4, 2020