Danna Szwed

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ashley Furniture Industries

includes talent acquisition, management and development, HR services delivery, HR policies and programs, as well as preserving the company’s unique culture of positive engagement with its over 26,000 employees worldwide.  She joined Ashley Furniture in June 2016.

Danna’s career in Human Resources began in Manufacturing with General Motors while earning her Master’s degree.  Following Graduate School, she joined Citi, a leading financial product and services company.  Throughout her 21-year career at Citi, she led various disciplines across HR, while living in multiple geographies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.  As a Managing Director, and member of Citi’s regional and global leadership teams, she cultivated relationships and influenced business outcomes by effectively working across multiple geographies, languages, and cultures with her stakeholders.  Prior to joining Ashley, Danna was the Asia Region Head for HR Shared Services and Global Product Head for Recruitment & Onboarding, based in Singapore.  She provided leadership and change management oversight to more than 450 HR employees across Asia to drive multi-year, global strategies.

Danna holds a Master’s degree in Labor Relations & Human Resources and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University.  She was a recipient of the 2016 World Women in Leadership Award and the Human Capital Future HR Leaders Award in 2007.  In 2010, she was on the cover of HRO Today.