Kathy Baron
Vice President
Pearl Meyer


Kathy Acierno Baron is a vice president with Pearl Meyer, where she specializes in talent management issues, including executive leadership development, succession management, and coaching. 

Ms. Baron was previously the director of workforce planning and talent mobility at Harvard University and an executive coach in Harvard’s leadership programs. She was responsible for aligning and leveraging talent acquisition to internal talent mobility and connecting external and internal talent pipelines. She also spent more than 15 years at Avery Dennison Corporation, most recently as the director of leadership and organizational development, where she designed and delivered succession management systems, employee retention strategies, leadership and team development programs, as well as high-potential development programs. She has coached more than 100 executives and senior leaders and is certified to administer and interpret a multitude of assessment instruments for both individual and team development.

Planning for Succession: Creating a Robust Pipeline for Organizational Success