- Chief Human Resources Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Marguerite Eastwood is the chief human resources officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Eastwood is a key member of the executive team, which provides leadership for all aspects of the people function. This includes talent management, succession planning, learning and development, talent acquisition, compensation, employee engagement, and organizational development.
Previously, Eastwood was the chief human resources officer at Crowell & Moring, LLP, a global law firm with 1,300 lawyers and staff across the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and Asia. There she was responsible for human resources strategy, partner and staff talent acquisition, total rewards, human capital technology, and the firm’s Well-Being Committee.
Before joining Crowell, Eastwood was the group people lead for the Civil Commercial Group at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. where she led a team responsible for talent management and talent acquisition. At Booz Allen, she implemented a continuous feedback model replacing annual performance evaluations and developed a sponsorship program as part of the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.
Earlier in her career, Eastwood spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries serving in leadership roles at MedImmune, Inc. and Pfizer Inc. where she spent 13+ years in human resources, talent management, talent acquisition, and compensation design roles across numerous divisions within the company.
Eastwood is a Certified Compensation Professional at World at Work, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an Advisory Committee member on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Quality Committee, and serves on the board of directors for the HR Leadership Forum.
She has a Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois. Eastwood lives in Virginia with her husband and their two adult sons.