Tanya C. Clemons

Ms. Tanya Clemons has been Vice President and Chief Talent Officer of Pfizer Inc., since November 2007. Ms. Clemons served as Corporate Vice President, People and Organizational Capability of Microsoft Corp. since June 18, 2003. Ms. Clemons has more than a decade of experience in leading organizational, management and executive development programs at a number of Fortune 500 companies. Previously, Ms. Clemons was Vice President of Global Executive and Organization Capability at IBM Corp., where she was responsible for leadership development for IBM Corp.'s senior leadership. She designed and implemented IBM's first common framework for leadership and culture change, now used throughout the corporation. Along with responsibility for executive education programs and the organization development process, Ms. Clemons created and deployed experiential-based career development models for key roles in the organization. Before joining IBM, she worked at Georgia-Pacific Corp. as Director of Executive Development and Organization Planning. She was responsible for creating the programs, and her duties included executive development, strategic alignment of the human resources planning process, and ensuring that Georgia-Pacific Corp.'s organizational structure supported employee development. She also created and installed Georgia-Pacific's performance management system. Before joining Georgia-Pacific, Ms. Clemons spent five years at Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., where her responsibilities included management selection and assessment, organizational development and consulting. She is on the board of the Executive Development Network, and is a member of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research and the American Psychological Association. Ms. Clemons holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans and a doctorate in organizational psychology from Louisiana State University. She lives in Redmond, Wash., with her husband, Michael, son, Quinn, daughter, Jaylin; and their two Australian Shepherds. Her pastimes off campus include reading, especially history and biographies of historical figures; attending theater; golf; yoga; and cultivating her garden. [+]