Jacqueline M. Welch is Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer. She is a member of the company’s senior operating committee and reports directly to CEO
Welch brings more than 20 years of experience in HR and inclusion and diversity strategy and execution to Freddie Mac. She partners with the senior team to mobilize and activate people to drive business results. As head of HR, Welch leads a team of experts in the optimal delivery of HR functions, such as talent management, compensation, total wellbeing and analytics and workforce technology, along with emerging business drivers, such as artificial intelligence. As Chief Diversity Officer, Welch leads Freddie Mac’s inclusion and diversity strategy, engaging employees, diverse suppliers and underserved communities and ensuring the compliance of diversity reporting requirements mandated by law and directed by Freddie Mac’s regulator and conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Prior to Freddie Mac, Welch served as Senior Vice President of International Human Resources for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta. She has also worked for organizations such as West Rock (formerly Rock-Tenn Company), Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), Willis Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin) and Lord & Taylor. Welch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from the Milano Graduate School.
She chairs Freddie Mac’s Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and she also serves on the boards of the HR Policy Association, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia and iRelaunch. Welch has been named a “CHRO of the Year” by HRO Today, a “Diversity Leader of the Year” and “Woman Worth Watching” by the Profiles in Diversity Journal and earned the “Breakaway Leadership Award” by Evanta, a Gartner Company.