Brent Jones, the senior vice president of training, culture and community at Dow Jones and editor of culture, training and outreach at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following to the staff:
Great news: Juan Herrera joins my team on March 20 as Vice President of Training, Culture & Community for Commercial, helping us to drive and support greater understanding, inclusion and opportunities that value diverse skills, perspectives and experiences across the business. Juan will also oversee Dow Jones’s enterprise onboarding experience for new hires; functional training, in partnership with business stakeholders; inclusive resource groups; and outreach and community programming for teams that support the company’s business operations.
He will partner closely with Robin Turner, Vice President of Training, Culture & Community for Dow Jones editorial operations, as they build out a comprehensive global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Both are experienced DE&I practitioners who understand intimately how we do our jobs, and they’ll work together on helping us reach three important journey goals:
- Bringing to life DE&I best practices with a practical understanding of our business.
- Partnering with editorial and commercial colleagues to develop intentional, bespoke solutions.
- Helping all of us to embed DE&I understanding in everything we do.
Juan comes with more than 20 years experience in corporate, government and nonprofit sectors, including a variety of roles in Human Resources, DE&I and communications. His most recent role was serving as senior vice president in the Office of Global Inclusion at ViacomCBS. Efforts he’s initiated and led across media, entertainment and reinsurance have focused on putting leaders front and center of inclusion outcomes; up-skilling managers with cultural competency skills to help them lead during challenging times; leading diverse teams; and launching best-practice initiatives focused on recruiting, developing and retaining top talent.
Prior to entering the private sector, Juan served in senior leadership roles with Latino educational nonprofits in Washington, D.C. — most notably the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, where he managed relationships with Fortune 500 companies, community organizations, Congressional offices and government agencies.
He has also held positions on several nonprofit boards, including the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Housing Works, where he served as board chair for its $18 million thrift retail subsidiary.
Juan earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and completed UCLA’s Anderson School of Management-NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program.
He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Matt, and their terrier-mix dog, Tobey.
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Juan as he helps us to guide and support our global network on this important mission.