As the vice president of Human Resources for Covestro LLC, Laurel Rutledge is responsible for providing human resources strategic leadership to meet the challenges and objectives of the business.
Laurel joined Bayer in 2012 as the director of Human Resources at the Baytown, Texas, site. In this role, she provided leadership and strategic direction for the human resources function supporting the site. Prior to joining Bayer, she held a variety of human resources positions of increasing responsibility, including executive HR director at Hill-Rom Company. Laurel was a core member in the start-up of the Enterprise Risk Services Practice at Deloitte and has served in various business strategy, financial, cost accounting and auditing roles.
She volunteers at the Greater Houston German Shepard Dog Rescue and when possible, she performs with an amateur salsa dancing team.
A native of Texas, Laurel holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston-Downtown. She also earned an MBA from Indiana University.
Laurel currently resides in Houston, Texas.