Lance A. LaVergne

Chief Diversity Officer and SVP, Global Talent Acquisition

Lance LaVergne, Chief Diversity Officer & Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, is responsible for developing and implementing global strategies that enhance PVH’s ability to attract, develop and retain talent through the practices of talent acquisition, inclusion and diversity. His key areas of focus are further developing and deploying enterprise I&D targets, creating omni-channel recruitment strategies and leveraging data to develop initiatives that will continue to make PVH a great place to work.

LaVergne joined PVH from Wells Fargo, where he was Senior Vice President and head of the Enterprise Talent Acquisition’s Strategy and Practice group. He was responsible for leading and developing strategic plans, and ensuring the strategies for the delivery of talent acquisition services were aligned to current trends, practices, costs, and regulations. He also provided oversight for full cycle talent acquisition strategies, from candidate sourcing, including social media and branding, to selection and assessment. 

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, LaVergne was the director of talent acquisition for Alcoa, where he led all of the talent acquisition activity for the company.  He had oversight for the North America Recruiting Center of Expertise as well as the identification and sharing of global best practices in sourcing, hiring, and on-boarding top talent. 

Before that, LaVergne was vice president and chief diversity officer for New York Life Insurance Company where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s diversity program, including the implementation and execution of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy. He also served as a Vice President in the Human Capital Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was the global head of diversity recruiting. LaVergne has also held recruiting roles at McKinsey & Company, Arthur Anderson LLP, and Russell Reynolds Associates focusing on various aspects of the financial service industry including insurance, banking, capital markets and asset management. 

LaVergne holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU.


Lance A. LaVergne’s Session(s)

10:10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. PT —

Building a Successful Diversity Framework for Global Talent Acquisition

In an increasingly interconnected world, businesses are recognizing the value of a diverse workforce in driving innovation, creativity, and competitive advantage. Join us for an engaging discussion on the key components of a robust framework that can lead positive outcomes and greater diversity in your hiring process. By attending this panel discussion, you will gain actionable insights and practical strategies to develop and implement a diversity framework tailored to your organization's global talent acquisition needs.

We will share insights on:

  • Inclusive Recruitment Strategies: Discover innovative approaches to attract a diverse pool of candidates from various cultural, social, and professional backgrounds.
  • Diversity Metrics and Data-Driven Decisions: Learn how to leverage data analytics to measure diversity progress, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Integration: Explore strategies to foster effective communication and integration among a diverse workforce, promoting collaboration and cohesion.
  • Mitigating Unconscious Bias: Uncover techniques to recognize and address unconscious biases that may affect hiring decisions, ultimately creating a more inclusive workplace.
  • Global Legal and Compliance Considerations: Stay informed about legal frameworks and compliance requirements that impact global talent acquisition, ensuring adherence to best practices.

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