Stites & Harbison names chief talent officer

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, has created a new position, Chief Talent Officer (CTO), which will oversee the firm’s efforts to attract and retain top legal talent in our nine offices throughout the Southeastern U.S.  The CTO will oversee all firm recruiting, professional development and diversity efforts of the firm. The CTO will also work closely with Chairman Ken Sagan, to align all the firm’s talent management efforts with the firm’s strategic plan.

Shannon Antle Hamilton, an employment law attorney with Stites & Harbison since 1988, has been named as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer.  Her accolades include being listed in the following legal honor directories: Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  In her new role, Hamilton will continue her duties and role as Co-Chair of the Employment Law Service Group and will also practice as a Member of the firm. She will report directly to Chairman Ken Sagan.

“I look forward to 2013 being a great year for Stites & Harbison, especially with the help of one of our strong leaders, Shannon Hamilton, as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer,” said Chairman Ken Sagan.  “By selecting top legal talent and building attorney competencies to meet market needs, we will achieve the firm’s strategic goals to provide value to our clients as well as superior client service.”

Hamilton is uniquely qualified for her new role.  Beyond her employment law forte, she spearheaded and is former chair of the firm’s women’s initiative, Stites Women Investing in our Future Together (SWIFT).  Hamilton is a current member and the first chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and was instrumental in the drafting and adoption of the firm’s Diversity Plan.  Hamilton also previously served on the Recruiting Committee, personally interviewing candidates for summer, associate and lateral positions.

“I am pleased to assume this new role,” said Shannon Antle Hamilton.  “By using my prior experience with recruiting, diversity and SWIFT, I will be reviewing and assessing the programming of the past, and determining areas that need to be streamlined, expanded or changed to support the firm’s strategic plans and attorney growth for the future.”


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