Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
Jennifer Temple joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise leadership team as Chief Communications Officer in July 2018. She has devoted her entire career to advising chief executives and building high-performing teams to create customer loyalty, enact cultural change and manage large-scale transformations. As Executive Vice President and CCO, Jennifer is leading the transformation of the global communications function to distinguish HPE in the marketplace, enhance the employee experience and demonstrate the company’s societal impact. She has global responsibility for corporate and financial communications, marketing and product communications, industry analyst relations, executive communications, employee communications, as well as digital media and creative services.
Previously, Jennifer was senior vice president and communications leader at Wells Fargo where she managed high-profile communications during a period of significant transformation for the bank. She was a key crisis and reputation advisor, lead spokesperson and manager of culture and employee experience programmes across multiple divisions. She also led consumer outreach campaigns, executive thought leadership programmes, along with digital and social media engagements that highlighted the customer experience.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2012, Jennifer was executive vice president and general manager of the San Francisco office for Hill & Knowlton, a leading communications agency. In addition to managing the firm’s Bay Area operation, Jennifer served as a leading client service director, counselling a variety of clients – many of them in the technology space – on corporate reputation, executive thought leadership and competitive and market positioning.
Jennifer has held senior roles at major privately held and publicly traded companies, including serving as vice president of communications at Bank of America Securities (formerly Montgomery Securities) and senior director of marketing communications at The Irvine Company. Additionally, Jennifer worked as an assistant press secretary to California’s former governor, Pete Wilson, and for Edelman in Sacramento.
She is NACD Directorship Certified®, serves on the board of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation and is a trustee with both the Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations. She is also a board member and VP of communications for the Los Gatos chapter of boys team charity (btc). She is a member of World 50’s Communications 50, Beyond Board and Enrich.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.