Nereida (Neddy) Perez

VP, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Company: McCormick & Company, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter

Neddy Perez is vice president of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at McCormick & Company, Inc., and a global human capital leader known for implementing large-scale change management initiatives — whether working with Fortune 50 to 1000 companies coming out of M&As, dealing with corporate culture integration challenges, facing talent acquisition, meeting major litigation on workforce issues, or rapidly expanding into global markets. She is a recognized speaker on inclusion and diversity’s link to business growth, social/corporate responsibility, talent pipeline development, and STEM.

Neddy has a proven track record in developing and implementing communications and organizational change to drive diversity and talent management initiatives designed to support strategic business goals. She has strong ability in connecting organizational dots and helping businesses leverage their intellectual capital.

Her specialties include M&A business culture integration; multicultural workforce management; organizational change management; global business expansion; and class action lawsuit turnarounds.

Among Neddy’s specific skills and experience are Affirmative Action/EEO compliance; communications and change management; STEM workforce and talent development; human resources; employee relations; diversity and inclusion; multicultural business strategy development; supplier diversity management; corporate social responsibility; nonprofit board management; and diversity executive coaching.

She serves on various nonprofit boards including the Society of Human Resources Management Foundation Board, the National Utilities Diversity Council, and Asia Society Talent Diversity Council. She is a founding member of

Neddy has authored Diversity Basics monographs, several published articles, and chapters in many books.

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