Kay Nash is the Chief Talent Officer at Wiley where she provides leadership to the firm’s human resources function and serves as a strategic business partner to firm leadership. Kay has over 25 years of experience in the areas of talent management and career development. Her experience includes the development, implementation, and alignment of people, processes, programs, and policies to drive the firm’s business goals. In her role at Wiley, Kay leads the human resources, legal talent, and practice support departments and creates initiatives to attract, develop, and advance the firm’s talent at all levels from professional staff to partners at the firm.

Kay is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and is a frequent speaker on legal talent and leadership topics and a dedicated member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), having previously served on the Board of Directors and several committees and task forces for the organization. She currently serves on the Professional Development Quarterly advisory board. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Professional Development Consortium and the HR Alliance.



  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP) (2000-Present)
    • Co-Chair, Future of the Legal Workplace Advisory Group (2022-Present) 
    • Chair, Nominating Committee (2014-2015)
    • Director, Board of Directors (2012-2014)
    • NALP NDLE Work Group (2011-2013)
    • Planning Committee, Professional Development Institute (2011)
    • Vice-Chair, Conference Planning Committee, Annual Education Conference (2011)
      • Chair, Conference Mentor Program Work Group
    • 2010-2015 Long Range Strategic Planning Committee (2009-2010)
      • Drafting Work Group
    • Vice-Chair, Lawyer Professional Development Section, Webinar Work Group (2009-2010)
    • Chair, Lawyer Professional Development Section (2008-2009)
      • Lawyer Professional Development Best Practices
      • Lawyer Professional Development Workplace Survey
      • Lawyer/Law Student Professional Development Collaboration
      • Lawyer Professional Development Staffing Models
    • Search Committee, Director of Education (2008)
    • Planning Committee, Professional Development Institute (2007)
    • Work Group, Lawyer Professional Development Best Practices (2005-2008)
  • Professional Development Consortium (PDC) (1999-Present)
  • The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) (1997-2007)
    • Mid-Year Conference Planning Committee (2000)


  • DCA Live 2018 Star HR Leaders
  • Recipient, NALP Award of Distinction for Leadership and Professional Development and Training (2011)



B.A., University of Mary Washington


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate, Cornell University

edX Verified Certificate for Becoming a Successful Leader (Inclusive Leadership Training)

Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources

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