Newly Added Role will Oversee Renamed People & Culture Team for all FIRST Global Offices
FIRST, a leading global events agency operating out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Singapore and Hong Kong, announced today that Jeanelle R. Beach, has been promoted to Chief People Officer, a new role created to oversee the People & Culture human resource management function within FIRST globally.
During her five years with FIRST, Jeanelle has played an integral role in introducing key people programs, best practices, policies, benefits & rewards, recruitment strategies and trainings, and has been vital in the setup and transition of many implanted client teams.
“Jeanelle has become a key member of the Executive Leadership Team in the Americas, and now will officially serve our global offices in a formal capacity. She truly cares about each individual at FIRST and our agency culture, which benefits our entire network of clients,” said Maureen Ryan Fable, Group CEO & CEO Americas.
In this new capacity, Jeanelle will work closely with regional executive leadership teams and the Board of Directors to drive FIRST’s human resources department, now operating under the new name, “People & Culture.” The new team name better reflects the agency’s vision for human resource management and aligns with its creative industry. People and agency culture are a true focus for FIRST, and it’s this aspect of the business, driving key people programs, practices and initiatives, that continue to propel the business forward and make FIRST a best place to work.
FIRST has been recognized by Event Marketer Magazine among their “Top 100 Event Agencies” for 2018, as well as one of 2017’s “Best Places to Work in Events.” Crain’s New York Business also recognized FIRST as one of the Top 100 “Best Places to Work in NYC” for 2018, while FIRST came in 14th place in the top 100 Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work in the UK.
“As a company, we are passionate about what we do; we are committed to delivering excellence and recognize the focus needed to support our biggest asset, our people,” Maureen added.
FIRST provides world-class Strategy, Creative and Design, Venue Sourcing, Event Technology, Planning, Production, and Data and Analytics solutions to a wide range of global brands, through FIRST Events, FIRST Experiential and FIRST Solutions. The company has over 360+ employees based out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Singapore and Hong Kong. FIRST clients span many industries including financial services, aerospace, consumer electronics, technology, medical and healthcare, automotive, media and the non-profit sector. Event Marketer Magazine listed FIRST among their “Top 100 Event Agencies” for 2018, as well as one of 2017’s “Best Places to Work in Events.” Crain’s New York Business also recognized FIRST as one of the Top 100 “Best Places to Work in NYC” for 2018, while FIRST came in 14th place in the top 100 Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work in the UK. For more information, please visit www.firstagency.com.