Director of Human Resources
In just two years at independent creative agency Wieden+Kennedy, Keesha Jean-Baptiste was named director of human resources for the shop’s flagship office in Portland, Oregon. And for good reason: Keesha has a history of hiring, developing, and sustaining top-performing talent and leadership teams. But the work she is proudest of is reflected in the culture of W+K, and that begins by creating an environment where people can bring their full selves to the now 600-person office.
Keesha began her career at W+K in 2011 as a digital recruiter and was responsible for hiring across several critical growth areas of the agency’s business. Prior to W+K, Keesha spent 10 years at Digitas in a number of key talent and marketing roles that positioned the agency as a sought-after, career-minded employer. In 2005, she took a short break from Digitas to serve as business development director at Essence magazine, honing her knowledge and experience in client relations, account management, and the overall marketing landscape.
Keesha is currently serving on the board of directors for ADCOLOR and Partners in Diversity. She holds an MA in integrated marketing communications from Emerson College and a BS in mass communication from James Madison University.
She and her husband, Yves, have a daughter named Amel, a son named Xavier, and a miniature schnauzer named Bingo.