Nancy D. Tallent
For more than two decades, Nancy Tallent has built award-winning cultures and high-impact employee engagement programs at regional and global enterprises. She is a results-driven human resources executive with experience in talent management, succession planning, diversity, equity and inclusion, and overall HR operations. Nancy is a strategic leader with a proven ability to ensure the human resources function is aligned with business go-to-market strategies.
As the chief human capital officer for Reyes Beer Division (RBD), the largest US beer distributor, Nancy has overseen the successful integration of thousands of employees into the business through dozens of acquisitions. Since joining RBD, Nancy has helped the organization garner more than 65 Best Places to Work Awards, as the team grew from 1,800 to 7,200 employees.
In the last decade, her programs and systems have also fueled exponential growth to the bottom line. Nancy played a key role in the implementation of two strategic plans that helped the company grow from 75 million cases to 200 million cases of beer distributed annually.
Her expertise in developing and motivating teams reaches beyond any one company. In 2019, Nancy created The Brew Alliance, which brought together some of the largest breweries and distributors in the US to discuss how to attract the best and brightest talent to the beer industry. Organizations that are typically competitors openly shared their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and hosted regular online chats for women in leadership across the organizations.
Nancy’s commitment to elevating the next level of professionals is apparent in her roles in the higher education sector. She has served as an adjunct professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and at the #1 MBA program in Florida at Rollins College. In 2022, she joined the Board of Advisors for the Rinkeer Business School at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Nancy was vice president of human resources for Crum & Foster Insurance, a $1.3 billion property and casualty commercial insurer. Across the company’s 15 offices throughout the U.S., Nancy rebuilt its HR function: launching a college recruiting program, redesigning payroll benefits and compensation systems, and dramatically improving organizational capability to handle new business, which increased company revenues by $100M annually.
At CNA Insurance — a global property and casualty insurance carrier — Nancy focused on the organization’s worldwide and southeast regions human resources operations. She supported 2,400 employees in the U.S. and Europe, and led the integration of seven country offices into a single, cohesive European business unit.
An active member of her community, Nancy is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She is also a longtime member and Past President of the Junior League of Greater Orlando. She resides in Heathrow and in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.