Wei-Li Chong

Wei-Li Chong is executive vice president for human resources at Knowledge Universe, which he joined in 2012. Knowledge Universe (KU) is one of the nation's largest private providers of education and child care. Chong is responsible for creating a work environment that supports 32,000 educators and associates. Before joining KU, Chong was senior vice president of human resources at ANN INC. in New York. In this role, Chong guided the talent investment strategies for more than 18,000 associates representing the Ann Taylor and LOFT Brands. Chong is considered an expert in talent management, change management and the linkage between employee engagement and business performance analytics. His work in this area was published in the Gallup Management Journal and later published in the book, "The Best of Gallup Management Journal; 2001-2007." Before ANN INC., Chong held leadership roles at HSN in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Macy's in Cincinnati. He earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from the University of Cincinnati. [+]