Desiree Dancy


Desiree Dancy is a recognized HR leader credited with influencing and galvanizing thinking at the senior executive level to drive the integration of Diversity and Inclusion, talent acquisition and talent management strategies aligned with business goals and objectives.

Most recently, Ms. Dancy was a Senior Director at TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 50 financial services organization. In this role, Desiree led Diversity and Inclusion initiatives by providing strategic and tactical leadership with respect to broadening the scope of the companywide diversity and inclusion effort for individual businesses within the organization.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ms. Dancy was the Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Corporate Human Resources for the New York Times Company. During her seven year tenure, she led diversity and inclusion across multiple newspapers and business functions, oversaw The New York Times College Scholarship and Neediest Cases programs and served as the HR Business Partner for corporate human resources.

Before joining The Times Company, Ms. Dancy held various roles in corporate diversity with major financial services firms in New York, including Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs.

Ms. Dancy received a B.A. degree from Audrey Cohen College in 1994 and a M.S. degree in Human Resources Management from The New School University’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy in 1998.

Ms.Dancy is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) and American Conference on Diversity (Central NJ Region).

Desiree resides in Central New Jersey.