CWT has appointed Laura Watterson as Senior Vice
President, Global Talent & Rewards.
In this newly created role, Laura and her
team will provide enterprise-wide thought leadership and counsel
to senior executives on talent acquisition, talent management,
learning and development, as well as compensation and benefits.
Laura began her career at General
Mills Inc in 2000 and has since held several positions of
increasing responsibility, including Global Director of HR at
Philips Electronics and VP
Talent and Culture at Aimia.
She joins CWT from Johnson Brothers Liquor
Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she served as chief human
resources officer from 2018.
Laura reports to Catherine Maguire-Vielle,
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, at CWT.
“Laura’s extensive track record in the talent and
rewards areas, as well as her global experience with large
corporations, are attributes we were seeking in this critical
role,” said Catherine Maguire-Vielle. “As the CWT business
evolves, so does the need for innovative talent strategies. With
Laura’s experience and deep knowledge, we believe we will be able
to drive the continued growth of the business with a talent and
rewards-first approach. I look forward to welcoming her to our
Laura holds a Master’s in Industrial and Labor
Relations from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in French
from Washington and Lee University.
Senior Vice President,