Lorraine Vargas-Townsend

About Lorraine

Lorraine Vargas Townsend (she/her) serves as the Chief People Officer at A Cloud Guru and has more than 20 years of experience as an HR executive. She also serves on the board of directors at Babson College’s Executive Development Center and previously was an SVP at Athenahealth.

As queer, latinx, and a daughter of an immigrant, her life’s mission is to develop people-first HR policies to go beyond tokenism and build an inclusive, anti-racist workplace.

She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and invited to keynote events such as the Siemens Digital Summit, Sharp Heels Conference for Women in Business and the International Mendix CKO. Because of her progressive HR practices, she has been recognized as a Female Health IT Leader to Know, and in 2019 was named one of the Leading Latinas by Hispanic Executive Magazine.

Lorraine lives near Boston with her wife, Cyn, and their daughter, Florentina.