Jacqueline M. Welch

Jacqueline M. Welch

Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Diversity Officer, Freddie Mac

Jacqueline M. Welch is senior vice president, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer of Freddie Mac. She is a member of the company’s senior operating committee and reports directly to CEO David Brickman.
As chief human resources officer, Welch delivers business and subject matter leadership, strategy and execution to the senior leadership team on organizational design and development, change leadership and alignment of all HR functions such as performance management processes, compensation programs and learning and development. In her role as chief diversity officer, Welch leads Freddie Mac’s diversity and inclusion strategy of its workforce and supplier diversity programs, as well as across business activities. She is also responsible for the compliance of the diversity reporting requirements required by law and directed by Freddie Mac’s regulator and conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Welch also oversees the corporate community engagement program and our 10 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Welch brings to Freddie Mac more than 20 years of experience in HR strategy and execution, including most recently as senior vice president of international human resources for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta. Previously, Welch worked for organizations such as West Rock (formerly Rock-Tenn Company), Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and Willis Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin). Welch began her career as a merchant with Lord & Taylor, then a division of The May Department Stores.

Welch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Syracuse University in New York and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from the Milano Graduate School, also in New York.