Espnola Cartmill
Press Release

Holmes Murphy Announces Espnola Cartmill, Esq. As Chief Diversity Officer

Creating strategies to ensure Holmes Murphy is best in class in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Espnola (Nola) Cartmill, Esq. has joined Holmes Murphy as the company’s Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).

In this new role for the company, Cartmill will lead diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategies to ensure diverse hiring and promotion throughout the company, as well as facilitate diversity training programs for all employees at Holmes Murphy. Cartmill will work closely with Holmes Murphy’s existing DE&I committees, in addition to Holmes Murphy’s Talent & Culture, Legal, and ethOs (organizational engagement) teams in the DE&I space.

Cartmill’s background includes a prominent law career, rooted in a passion for DE&I, where she previously assisted employers in tackling both day-to-day employment law issues and litigation. Cartmill is familiar with and has counseled employers on various compliance issues, including various legal policies and legislation.

“I am very proud of our accomplishments in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, all of which support Holmes Murphy’s caring culture for which we are known,” said Dan Keough, Chairman & CEO of Holmes Murphy. “Nola’s hiring is just one more way we’re not only enhancing the work we do to create an environment where everyone feels valued, but also helping us sustain an environment where we can all reach our unique potential.”

Cartmill grew up in Fort Madison, Iowa, and attended college at the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School. Outside of work, Nola enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Bears.

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