Monique Jefferson

Monique Jefferson is the Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer (CPO) at the Community Preservation Corporation. Jefferson serves as a key member of the company’s leadership team and is responsible for crafting and executing CPC’s long-term strategic vision for its greatest resource: its people.

As CPO, Jefferson holds a critical dual-role as both a leader of human resources and as a senior business advisor contributing to the company’s strategy, priorities, and growth plans through the people function. Specifically, she is responsible for implementing programs, policies and initiatives that advance CPCs’ people, passion, and growth-centric culture. This includes an intentional focus on building a talent pool that reflects the diversity of the communities CPC serves through employee enrichment programs, a comprehensive approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), career development, and mentorship programs.

Before joining CPC, Jefferson was the Chief Human Resources Officer at New York Public Radio (NYPR) where she developed and led a strategic overhaul and talent strategy, significantly strengthening NYPR’s human resources operations and staff support capabilities. This included implementing the organization’s annual Race Equity Action Plan focused on organizational culture, building diverse audiences, and ensuring transparency and accountability, and conducting a compensation benchmarking and pay equity study which led to a career leveling framework and the introduction of a new salary and job structure.

From 2016 to 2021, Jefferson served as Head of Americas HR Business Services and Global Head of HR Business Partner Function at the international law firm Hogan Lovells. She has also held leadership roles in Human Resources at companies such as New York Life Insurance Company, Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, Bristol-Myers Squibb and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She started her career as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP in the New York office.

Jefferson serves on several boards, including the New School Alumni Advisory Council, and as Board Director of CALIBR Global Leadership Network.

Jefferson received her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the New School University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bentley University.