NWEA Selects New Chief of People and Culture

Focused role will provide strategic direction on enhancing the organization’s human resources.

Portland, Ore., Dec. 15, 2022 NWEA — the not-for-profit, research and educational services provider serving K-12 students — announced today that Elizabeth Marengo has joined the organization as its new Chief of People and Culture. The role is focused on organizational design, strategic workforce planning, including recruiting high-value, diverse people to the organization. Her responsibility also includes helping the organization navigate change, and continuing to build a mission-driven culture focused on learning and development. 

Elizabeth Marengo brings more than 20 years of experience in areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, talent management, organizational development, and core human resources initiatives within organizations of a variety of sectors. Her most recent position was as Senior Vice President of Tronox LLC where she provided strategic oversight of all aspects of its human resources programs.  

“I’m excited to welcome Elizabeth to NWEA and look forward to her strategic guidance in all aspects of our DEIA and human resources efforts,” said Chris Minnich, CEO of NWEA. “Her diverse background will be a tremendous asset to us in supporting our strategic goals.” 

Beyond her extensive professional experience, she’s a native of Cleveland, OH and is a fluent Spanish speaker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kent State University, and a master’s degree in Organization Development and Change Management from Case Western Reserve University. 

Marengo began her work with NWEA this month.

About NWEA

NWEA® (formerly known as Northwest Evaluation Association) is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators in more than 146 countries through research, assessment solutions, policy and advocacy services, professional learning and school improvement services that fight for equity, drive classroom impact and push for systemic change in our educational communities. Visit NWEA.org to learn more about how we’re partnering with educators to help all kids learn.

Contact: Simona Beattie, Sr. Manager, Public Relations, simona.beattie@nwea.org or 971.361.9526