Philadelphia Museum of Art Welcomes New Member to its Senior Leadership Team

Latasha Harling joined the PMA as Chief People Officer leading all HR activities.

December 6, 2023 – Sasha Suda, the George D. Widener Director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is thrilled to announce Latasha Harling as the newest member of her senior leadership team. Harling joins in the inaugural role of Chief People Officer (CPO).

A seasoned human resource and diversity professional, Harling brings over 15 years of experience across various industries, including hospitality, education, and healthcare. With a career marked by impactful positions in HR, community engagement, diversity, and organizational leadership, Harling gained expertise working with a multitude of employee groups and managing all aspects of human resources with organizations including Inglis, Aramark, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Harling’s commitment to creating and maintaining workplace excellence is evident through her senior level certification in human resource management (SHRM-SCP) from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Additionally, she has completed executive leadership programs in People Analytics and Corporate Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, further enhancing her strategic capabilities with organizational culture.

“I am thrilled to welcome Latasha to our growing senior leadership team,” said Sasha Suda, the George D. Widener Director and CEO. “Beyond her professional endeavors, I was so impressed by Latasha’s dedication to supporting organizations in community impact and engagement, workforce planning, and diversity initiatives. In this new role of Chief People Officer, Latasha will play a key role is shaping the culture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This continues to be an exciting time for the PMA.”

"I am honored to have had the chance to make a positive impact on organizations and communities throughout my career," said Harling. "Workplace culture is not just a buzzword, it is essential for driving creativity and innovation, connecting with the community, and creating spaces where everyone belongs.  I am committed to continuing this important work and empowering all employees wholly.”

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