Wiley names new chief people officer

Hoboken-based John Wiley & Sons Inc., a research and learning company, announced Wednesday that Danielle McMahan has been named the company’s new chief people officer.

McMahan will report to Brian Napack, CEO and president, and be responsible for overseeing the company’s human resources operations and people strategy.

“Danielle is an exceptional leader with an impressive and proven track record developing strategies that foster a culture of innovation and deliver solutions that drive organizational excellence,” Napack said. “Her guidance and strategic thinking will ensure our dedicated colleagues around the world have the resources they need to drive the success of our customers and partners every day. Danielle is joining our team during a pivotal time of growth and transformation at Wiley. Her goal is to fuel our momentum as we work to maximize the potential of our greatest asset—our people.”

Prior to Wiley, McMahan most recently served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for York Risk. Before that, she served in a variety of human resources, leadership development, talent management and employee engagement roles at American Express, ADP and Citibank. She began her career at Goldman Sachs.

“I look forward to leading this exceptional team and shaping a strategic cultural framework that drives the success of our business and empowers our people to do their best work and have meaningful careers,” McMahan said.