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Ping Identity Welcomes Diane Gherson to Its Board of Directors


Former IBM HR Chief Brings Decades of People and Process Expertise to Ping

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, announced that Diane Gherson has joined the company’s board of directors.

Gherson served as Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) for seven years, retiring in December 2020. At IBM, she was responsible for the people and culture of the company’s 350,000+ global workforce. During her tenure as CHRO, Ms. Gherson redesigned all aspects of IBM’s people agenda and management systems to support a massive shift in the business portfolio, shaping a culture of continuous learning, innovation and agility. She championed IBM’s global adoption of design thinking and agile methods at scale, driving a company-wide, co-created overhaul of performance management.

Gherson holds a U.S. patent in the field of predictive analytics and has been widely recognized as a high-impact, technology savvy chief human resource officer who has redefined the human resources profession. Ms. Gherson was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive in 2018, and elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), the highest honor granted in the human resources profession.

“Diane has defined the cutting edge in human resources with her ability to drive positive business change through culture and design thinking,” said Andre Durand, CEO and founder of Ping Identity. “She has the unique ability to balance agility with leadership, and her background will help ensure Ping stays ahead of the curve when honoring the spectrum of unique experiences that affect our employees. We are thrilled to have her on the team.”

In addition to her board position with Ping Identity, Ms. Gherson also serves on the Boards of iCIMS, the National Academy of Human Resources and is an executive advisory board member at Semper Virens Venture Capital. Prior to joining IBM in 2002, Gherson led the global compensation and performance practice at consulting firm Willis Towers Watson. Gherson holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

About Ping Identity

Ping Identity is the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise. We enable companies to achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalized, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform provides customers, workforce, and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications across the hybrid enterprise. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards, and partnerships with companies including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible identity solutions that accelerate digital business initiatives, delight customers, and secure the enterprise through multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory, and data governance capabilities. For more information, visit

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