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Susan Schmitt

Susan Schmitt is the senior vice president of human resources for Rockwell Automation, a Fortune 500 company with 22,500 employees serving customers in 80+ countries dedicated to industrial automation and information to make its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. A member of the senior leadership team, Susan sets global strategies designed to strengthen leadership, build organizational capacity and power the company’s business priorities.

Susan’s innovative mindset and commitment to excellence define her leadership style. She continually looks to meet today’s global business challenges with creative human resources strategies that engage people, enable exceptional performance and support a dynamic, inclusive corporate culture.

Susan’s more than 30 years of experience provide her with an in-depth understanding of the human resources field. In 2016 Susan was named National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) Fellow, the highest honor that can be achieved by an individual in the human resources profession. Susan is also an inspiring author known for her insights into creating value through leadership, talent and corporate culture.

Susan holds a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Illinois State University in Bloomington, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and French from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. Susan also attended the University of Grenoble in France.


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