Anne M. Lang is chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Foley & Lardner LLP. She is responsible for leading an integrated talent management organization that supports the attraction, development and retention of the highest caliber legal and administrative talent for the firm. In this capacity, she oversees legal and staff recruiting, professional development, benefits, staff compensation, employee relations and HR systems and payroll.
Before becoming CHRO with Foley, Ms. Lang was CHRO and principal of Grant Thornton LLP where she was responsible for HR strategy, including attracting, engaging and retaining talent to the firm. She was instrumental in defining and enhancing the Grant Thornton Experience which has become the basis of the firm’s culture. Under her leadership, Grant Thornton was named to the lists of Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies,” Pink Magazine’s “Top Companies for Women,” and BusinessWeek’s “Best Places to Launch a Career.” She also spent more than 20 years at Arthur Andersen LLP where she was a partner and director of human resources for the U.S. and North America and helped Andersen win the Catalyst Award and achieve recognition on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. She directed the firm’s wind-down of human resource operations across the U.S.
Ms. Lang has testified to the Treasury Advisory Committee on the auditing profession, has been a guest speaker at a variety of conferences, and authored a chapter for “Inside the Minds – Achieving Success as an HR Executive,” published by Aspatore Books.
Ms. Lang is active in various civic and charitable organizations. She currently serves on the Finance Council of Holy Name Cathedral, is a board member of the House of the Good Shepherd, and is an advisory board member for Catholic Charities. Ms. Lang was recently named to the American Management Association Human Resources Council. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts.