JLL announces appointment of three women to Americas leadership roles across marketing, operations and HR

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JLL today announced the appointment of three women to advanced positions within the company. Tanya Earley has been appointed as JLL’s Head of Marketing, Americas. Katie McNaughton has been appointed to Chief Operating Officer, Americas Markets, and Katie Duncan has been appointed to the role of Head of Human Resources, Americas. The recent internal appointments reflect JLL’s ongoing strategic focus and commitment to developing and increasing the representation of women in senior leadership roles. 

As the Head of Marketing, Americas Earley is responsible for JLL’s overall marketing strategy in the Americas, which includes creating awareness, driving demand and building loyalty for JLL products and services. Based in Chicago, she reports to John Gates, Chief Executive Officer, Americas Markets and is a member of JLL’s Americas Executive Committee, which sets the direction and strategy for JLL in the region. Earley joined JLL in 2016 and most recently held the role of Head of U.S. Markets Marketing. During her tenure at JLL, Earley has held a variety of marketing leadership roles where she has made a significant impact reimaging how JLL delivers client value and has been instrumental in building JLL’s Sales Enablement Team. 

As the new Chief Operating Officer, Americas Markets, McNaughton works with JLL’s Markets business line and geography and operations leads to help drive and achieve cross-cutting strategic Markets priorities. Based in Chicago, she is responsible for leading the effort to share resources and drive efficiency across JLL’s Markets, Capital Markets and Work Dynamics businesses. In addition, she will partner with the Americas corporate function leaders to align on key priorities and ensure execution for JLL, clients and people. She reports to John Gates, Chief Executive Officer, Americas Markets and works closely with business line executive committees and the Markets Strategy Committee. McNaughton joined JLL in 2008, and most recently served as the Head of Human Resources for Americas Markets. 

“Tanya and Katie are proven leaders who have delivered strong results in their respective roles since they both joined JLL,” Gates said. “Their experience and valuable insights have us well positioned to take our marketing and operations to the next level.”  

In her role as Head of Human Resources, Americas, Duncan is responsible for JLL’s overall HR strategy, talent management, talent acquisition and employee engagement and corporate real estate in the Americas. Based in Chicago, Duncan works closely with the business CEOs and other leaders in the Americas. She reports to Mary Bilbrey, JLL’s Chief Human Resources Officer, and is a member of the company’s Americas Executive Committee and Global HR Leadership Team. Duncan joined JLL in 2016, and most recently served as JLL’s HR lead for Americas Work Dynamics. During her tenure, she has showcased her vast experience as an HR leader with a multi-disciplinary track record for developing, leading and executing initiatives to improve the employee experience and create diverse and inclusive cultures.

“Katie brings deep experience and a passion for creating a positive workplace experience and inclusive culture at JLL,” Bilbrey said. “Her experience and counsel will guide us as we continue to grow JLL as the employer of choice for the very best talent in our industry.”

JLL is continually focused on supporting gender equality as well as growing and retaining female talent. In 2020, women accounted for 50% of JLL’s promotions to executive leadership roles. In addition, the company’s Women’s Business Network and its new Parent and Caregivers Experience group provide platforms for diverse perspectives, foster connections between employees, and offer resources to navigate the workplace and career development. Third-party organizations have also recognized JLL’s commitment to gender equality. For the second consecutive year, JLL was named to Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index, which tracks the performance of public companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation and transparency.