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Cushman & Wakefield Hires Holly Tyson as Chief People Officer


CHICAGO - Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), a leading global real estate services firm, has appointed Holly Tyson as Chief People Officer, effective May 10. 

In this role, Tyson will be responsible for leading Cushman & Wakefield’s human resources function and developing and implementing a customer-centric and results-focused people strategy for the firm’s 50,000 employees globally. She will be a member of the firm’s Global Management Team. 

“We are pleased to welcome Holly to Cushman & Wakefield as her proven success leading through change and focus on organizational effectiveness make her a great fit for ensuring our firm remains efficient and agile while also fostering an inclusive culture that serves our people,” said Michelle MacKay, Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Operating Officer. “Holly joins us during an important time for the firm as we re-envision the employee experience in the workplace post-COVID-19.”

Tyson is a data-led business leader with a particular focus on transformation and over 20 years public company HR leadership. She brings deep expertise in strategic talent management, succession planning, compensation, organizational effectiveness, culture change, inclusion and diversity. She joins Cushman & Wakefield from Zebra Technologies, a $4.5 billion hardware and software technology company, where she notably led the cultural integration of a major acquisition and managed COVID-19 challenges across the globe as CHRO. Prior to that, Tyson was CHRO at DICK’S Sporting Goods, and before that, held the same role at The Brink’s Company. 

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Cushman & Wakefield and look forward to leading bold and innovative human resource initiatives that develop and empower the firm’s employees to deliver their best work,” said Tyson. 

Tyson serves as a member of the board of directors and treasurer of the Cancer Support Community, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing navigation, support, and community to all people impacted by cancer. 

She holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary. 

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global commercial real estate services firm for property owners and occupiers with approximately 52,000 employees in nearly 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2023, the firm reported revenue of $9.5 billion across its core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, and valuation and other services. It also receives numerous industry and business accolades for its award-winning culture and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), sustainability and more. For additional information, visit



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