North Highland Announces Mary Slaughter as Chief People Officer

November 1, 2016

November 2, 2016 (ATLANTA) – Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Mary Slaughter has joined the firm as Chief People Officer. In this role, Slaughter will oversee training and development, performance management and talent retention.

“Mary brings a deep background in human capital and a passion for developing talent to North Highland. Her strong track record of success in balancing strategic planning with operational excellence will be an asset to our firm as we continue to invest in our people and grow our presence in the coming years,” said North Highland CEO Dan Reardon.

Slaughter has more than 25 years of successful human resources experience in complex, global organizations. She has led large scale cultural transformation efforts, talent retention and global training operations across several continents, with in-depth experience in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining North Highland, Slaughter spent five years as the Chief Talent Officer for SunTrust before moving into the consulting space, engaging with c-suite clients to better align talent strategies and business priorities.

“I’m thrilled to join the North Highland team. The firm’s vision of ‘Unleashing Potential Together’ illustrates a focus on relationships and people and I look forward to helping to achieve this vision through further developing our greatest asset – our employee-owners,” said Slaughter.  

In addition to her in-depth human capital knowledge and financial services industry background, Slaughter also brings previous experience in the telecom and technology industries, having served in global sales and human capital leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T.

Slaughter has spoken at numerous conferences around the country on the topics of talent management, leadership development and training, in addition to being a featured thought leader in her space by several publications, including Training Magazine, T+D Magazine and Selling Power. She’s served on executive boards for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), The Conference Board, as well as a non-profit arts organization, the Atlanta Master Chorale. Slaughter holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Arts in Communication and Public Relations from Georgia State University.

About North Highland

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, and transformation. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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