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Paula S Larson

EVP and CHRO, Newell Rubbermaid

Paula S. Larson joined Newell Rubbermaid in December 2013 to build the performance culture that will empower engaged employees to achieve sustainable growth. As a global executive known for building high-performing organizations and employee development, Paula has built her career leading change as both an HR business partner and strategic consultant.

Most recently, she was Chief Human Resources Officer for The Western Union Company, where she revamped the company’s approach to people development and drove a performance-based culture to help accelerate growth.

Previously, as Chief Human Resources Officer at Invensys plc, the London-based global technology group, she helped engineer the transition from a holding company into an integrated operating company, which helped drive Invensys to a top-5 performance among the London FTSE100 during the difficult recession year of 2009.

Previously, Paula was VP of Human Resources for the Hydraulics division of Eaton Corp. Before that, Paula spent nearly five years at a global HR consultancy, Dugan Unlimited, where she lived and worked extensively globally during client assignments. ​​

Paula has a B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State, an MBA with international business concentration from the University of New Haven and an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University. ​​​​​​


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When a Human Resources organization, like ours at Newell Rubbermaid, is transforming from a transactional model to a strategic service delivery model, the role of technology cannot be overstated. Technology not only enables the transformation, it’s the most important gateway to data that in turn allows us to make strategic decisions. It’s a game changer....