Six months after The Richards Group was rocked by a racist remark by its now-departed founder, the agency has hired Nikki Wilson to fill what CEO Glenn Dady says may be "the most important position we've created since the founding of the agency." Wilson will serve as the shop's first-ever chief talent and culture officer.
Wilson, an 18-year veteran of General Motors, where she led human resources strategy in Arlington, Texas, will spearhead "the workforce plan vision for the agency's changing culture and ongoing rebuild," the shop said in a statement. She will also oversee leadership training.
"Nikki's valuable experience in human resources, labor relations and DEI make her a crucial asset as your agency continues to rebuild—for now and for years to come," said Dady in the statement.