Today is a good day for a good day!”Joanna Gaines
An accomplished, dynamic HR professional with more than 25 years of success in the hospitality, manufacturing, engineering, professional services, and consulting industries, Laura is a staunch advocate for making the best of each day and each set of circumstances. As a senior HR leader and a key member of the executive team, she has smoothed the way for both management and employees through facility mergers, restructuring, and strategic negotiations, as well as in day-to-day operations.
Laura is a valuable asset for both startups and established companies seeking expert assistance in aligning HR and business solutions, building strong HR infrastructures, strategic planning, and collaborative problem solving. She is a knowledgeable guide and resource also in the areas of coaching, training, driving change management, full-cycle recruitment, HRIS and program implementation, and compliance.
- Developed a strategic alliance with temporary agencies and managed annual contract renewals, saving one company a minimum of 10 percent annually on a $2.5 million contract.
- Worked with senior leadership to develop comprehensive onboarding and mentoring programs, helping recent college graduates fast-track to architectural/engineering licensure.
Laura has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
Professional and Community Activities
- Volunteer, Pratt Nature Center, Connecticut: Developed creative assets and content for 2018 Camp Counselor Manual and Employee Handbook.
- Volunteer, Northern Illinois Food Bank: Assist with sorting and packaging frozen food for distribution to needy families in Lake County.