Chief People Officer,
Ronnie Felder is the Chief People Officer at VMLY&R. Ronnie is responsible for preserving the unique culture, employee experience and talent engagement commitments for VMLY&R's global employee footprint. His team manages benefits, compensation, engagement, hiring, HR compliance, onboarding, performance management, retention and training for VMLY&R's 3,000 employees in 33 locations around the globe.
Ronnie is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce. He is passionate about ensuring VMLY&R is the best place to work for all employees.
In 2017, Ronnie helped lead VMLY&R to recognition as one of the first 3% certified agencies by the 3% movement. The certification notes VMLY&R's progress and benchmark in inclusion and diversity as a company and was based on self-reported data, in-person interviews, and external research.
Under Ronnie's leadership, VMLY&R's adoption benefits were ranked in the Top 100 of all U.S. companies and No. 1 as the best of any advertising, marketing and public relations agency by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. VMLY&R was also presented with the Silver Cradle Award from The Cradle Foundation, marking the agency's commitment to providing top-quality adoption assistance to employees.
Formerly, Ronnie was the director of human resources at Kaplan Test Prep, and has also worked for Kaplan K12 Learning Services, Dynamic Logic, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Staffmark and Meredith Corporation.