NEW YORK — BCW has named Patricia Enright asits first chief people officer, to lead all its global workforce initiatives.

In the newly-created role, Enright is charged with growing and maintaining a cohesive workforce for the agency, regardless of geography. She is responsible for all aspects of BCW’s people function including culture, diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, development and retention, and training and coaching programs.

Enright also will oversee BCW’s regional human resources teams. She will report to global CEO Donna Imperato.

Enright brings more than 30 years' experience in agency’ HR, most recently serving as Concentric Health Experience’s chief talent officer. Earlier in her career, Enright spent 14 years at Publicis, also as chief talent officer, and 11 as Ogilvy & Mather’s senior VP of human resources.

Imperato said: “Patty is a consummate people leader, whose experience across disciplines will help us source a broad range of talent skilled in earned media, digital, data analytics and creative to ensure powerful integrated client work that really moves people.

“Patty will also work closely with Kristen Lisanti, our chief culture officer, and Carol Watson, our chief inclusion officer, to reinforce our open and growth-focused culture, one that connects to people development, accountability and the business at large.”

BCW also has hired Kelly Yeager as Imperato’s chief of staff, to help implement executive initiatives. Before joining BCW, Yeager spent 17 years with Ditech Holding Corporation in various roles, including project manager, chief of staff and chief administrative officer.