Amanda Schmidt

Chief People Officer

Amanda Schmidt is an accomplished talent and operations professional with a track record of delivering progressive and creative solutions that drive business growth. She has comprehensive experience leading every area of global human resources including strategic HR, recruitment, workforce planning, learning and development, comp and reward, and employee experience.

In her most recent role, she was the US Chief People Officer at Edelman where she led a large-scale business transformation project. Prior to that, she was Global Chief People and Culture officer at a digital tech and creative marketing agency owned by the Carlyle Group, where she helped grow the company by 48% and led the B-Corp Certification. She also served as the Global Chief People Officer of WPP’s Essence, where she created new reporting capabilities that ensured the same data-centric approach that informed client work and also informed business strategy and decision-making.

Amanda studied Human Resource Management and Development at New York University, Strategic Human Resources at Cornell University, and Psychology at Rio Salado College.