Blog | 05.18.2023

NWN Carousel Announces Promotion of Andrea Morrison to Chief People Officer

With over 20 years of world-class employee success expertise and military leadership, the advancement aims to further grow NWN Carousel’s culture of excellence

Less than one year into Andrea Morrison’s role as SVP of Human Resources, she’s proven to make impactful business decisions by driving innovation and creating a new culture around core values to spearheading Inclusion and Diversity initiatives.

Andrea Morrison was Named to the 2023 “Women of the Channel Awards” list

Andrea Morrison’s promotion to Chief People Officer at NWN Carousel demonstrates the company’s commitment to building a world-class culture that embraces teamwork and promotes development for all employees.

In this newly created role, Andrea will continue to progress the company’s people and operations strategy as a member of the C-suite, driving cultural initiatives and ensuring both the organization and its employees thrive through NWN Carousel’s next phase of growth. 

Andrea has a long history of helping organizations build agile, high-performing teams as demonstrated in her progressive roles at United Technologies; as an active-duty Army Officer, and with the MA National Guard. She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources from Indiana Wesleyan University.

NWN Carousel achieved double-digit YoY revenue growth to over $200M and pipeline growth to $1.7B, in Q1, marking a significant milestone in the company’s history. Andrea’s promotion reflects the company’s commitment to recruiting top talent, advancing a position as an employer of choice, and leading the HR team with plans to foster a #HybridMakesUsStronger company culture.

Why Diversity Matters – Females in Leadership Roles

With the goal of bolstering the presence of women in the technology industry, her aim is to elevate NWN Carousel’s hiring practices, transitioning from a 30% female workforce to a more equitable 50%. Her continued aspirations to promote an Inclusive and Diverse workforce are reflected in upcoming professional development programs, such as the Women of the Channel Leadership Summits East and West, as well as participation at the Society for Women Engineers’ WE23 conference, the world’s largest conference for women in engineering and technology.

“By bringing together women in the technology field at these events in a supportive and uplifting atmosphere will facilitate impactful and motivational discussions. My aspiration is for attendees to return with these valuable insights and share them with their colleagues, spreading the positive influence further,” said Andrea Morrison.

It’s a vision closely aligned with economic drivers happening now in the tech sector. As part of the 2023 SelectUSA Summit, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted a discussion on uplifting women in the workforce, ensuring equal pay, and providing women with the resources needed to be successful.

Veterans as a Vital Component of a Hiring Practice

In addition to her HR leadership, Andrea brings a wealth of experience in veteran advocacy to her new role as Chief People Officer. Recently, NWN Carousel has partnered with Massachusetts Fallen Heroes to sponsor 2023 Patriots Week, a program designed to honor the service and sacrifice of military veterans and their families. She has also led the partnership with Hiring Our Heroes program, aimed at recruiting and supporting veterans in the workplace. 

Building an Inclusive Culture of #HybridInnovators

Andrea and her team have developed a Cultural Values Program that prioritizes the establishment of an inclusive Hybrid Work environment, anchored in the core values of Customer-Focus, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation, and Integrity.

Inspirational speakers are scheduled to present to NWN Carousel employees around each of the core cultural pillars. Presenters include  Deena Baker-Nel, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, at Avery Dennison focused on the topic of “Integrity.” Also scheduled to speak is Hise Gibson, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, focused on ”Leadership and Accountability.” 

🎧 Listen for More For insights into Andrea’s background and her fundamental belief systems, tune in to the Woman of the Week Podcast where she shares invaluable wisdom on navigating gender-related obstacles, mentoring, and overcoming challenges.