LaChonne Walton SPHR

LaChonne Walton SPHR

Vice President, Work Life & Culture

LaChonne is the vice president for work life and culture at ITHAKA. She has over 25 years of human resources experience in premier institutions in the not-for-profit sector. Most recently, she was the vice president for human resources and administration for Jazz at Lincoln Center. In that role, she guided the organization through a variety of leadership transitions, shaped organizational culture, and helped to realize the organization’s strategic priorities, including those for technology, over a seven year period.

 

 LaChonne is also a steering committee member for the New York Cultural Institutions Human Resources Group. Prior to joining Jazz at Lincoln Center, she was the first US human resources executive for Amnesty International, USA. While at AIUSA, she developed the strategic vision for the human resources function, which had impact in five cities, including Washington, DC. LaChonne is a former board member for Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility in New York.

 

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Long Island University in Psychology and is certified by the Society for Human Resources Management as well as the Management Research Group for Strategic Leadership Development.