Colleen Connors, a thoughtful, creative and transformational people and talent management leader, has joined Purple Strategies as its first Chief People Officer. She brings extensive experience leading organizations through growth and ensuring people and business strategies align.
“What makes Purple such a special place to work on some of the world’s toughest challenges is the people – I would choose this team every time – which is why we’re so excited to have Colleen here with us and creating this new role,” said Kristen Morgante, Purple Managing Partner and COO. “Her passion for the employee experience and skill at developing strong teams and leaders makes her a perfect addition to Purple at this stage in our journey and an asset to each and every one of us at Purple.”
Colleen joined Purple from The ONE Campaign, a global campaigning organization to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, where she was the Chief Talent Officer and worked with colleagues across nine countries. Prior to ONE, Colleen served as the Executive Vice President, Global Talent, for Porter Novelli, a public relations agency, where she integrated talent functions to deliver more efficient HR solutions, aligned with the organizational structure.
A former communications director and human rights campaigner, Colleen holds a BA in Political Communication from The George Washington University.
“It is a privilege to join Purple Strategies, especially at this important and exciting time of rapid growth,” Connors said. “I was immediately struck by the abundance of talent, collaboration and innovation across every team, and I’m energized by the opportunity to help shape how we center, support and empower our people through their careers.”