Gold’s Gym, a health and fitness franchise, named Jolynda Ward as SVP of human resources.

With more than 20 years of experience in education and training, Ward is an expert in the areas of company culture, organizational growth strategies and safety programs. At Gold’s Gym, Ward will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s training programs, career growth initiatives, company culture and organizational development.

“I’m thrilled Jolynda is joining the Gold’s Gym executive team to oversee and develop the company’s most important asset – our Gold’s Gym team members – as we continue to grow,” said Brandon Bean, CEO, Gold’s Gym.

Prior to joining Gold’s Gym, Ward oversaw employee service initiatives at Pillar Hotels & Resorts, focusing specifically on the areas of talent acquisition, benefits, employee development, risk and compliance. She also led the company’s efforts around charitable giving, sustainability and wellness. Before joining Pillar Hotels & Resorts, Ward spent 12 years with Archon Group in a variety of roles including director of employee relations.