Chief People Officer: How Red Hat keeps its millennials

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RALEIGH — When Chief People Officer DeLisa Alexander first joined Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), it was as its second attorney. And to say it was a culture shift is an understatement, she says. She came from a typical law firm hierarchy, where whatever the senior partner says goes, to a world where engineers would argue with her legal advice.

“Lawyers are the lowest man on the totem pole,” she told the crowd at the Finding and Retaining Talent event early Thursday at Raleigh’s Renaissance North Hills.…