Duck Creek appoints new chief people officer

It brings a human resources veteran aboard

Duck Creek appoints new chief people officer


By Ryan Smith

Insurance software provider Duck Creek Technology has announced the appointment of Courtney Townsend as chief people officer.

In her new role, Townsend will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s overall human resources strategy. She will report to CEO Michael Jackowski and will work closely with Duck Creek’s executive committee. She will be based in Duck Creek’s Rosemont, IL, office once the company’s physical locations reopen.

Townsend has more than 15 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining Duck Creek, she served as chief human resources officer at Stats Perform, a sports technology company. She has also held key human resources positions at Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of software and professional information and services.

“My passion is helping grow and define the cultures of truly innovative companies as they help evolve the industries they serve,” Townsend said. “I believe Duck Creek is at a critical point in its journey, and I look forward to helping the company continue its momentum with key initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion, international expansion, and growing a team of true experts in their disciplines. I’m excited to be part of this industry at such a transformative time in the history of the workforce, and particularly proud to be joining an organization with the strong reputation Duck Creek has for attracting and retaining such a talented group.”

“Courtney’s deep experience with human resources at the highest level made her a clear standout for us,” Jackowski said. “As out company continues to grow and leads our industry through unprecedented change, and as the nature of the workforce changes in response to the world around us, we need leaders at all levels with the expertise and insight to lead us to the next chapter of our story. I am thrilled to welcome Courtney to the Duck Creek family and look forward to working with her as we continue to build our team of dedicated experts evolving the foundation of the insurance industry.”

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