Laina Carlson is currently a Senior HR Leader overseeing the areas of HR Operations, Recruitment, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, and HR Compliance for both Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College. She has over 20 years of experience in all areas of Human Resources including talent engagement strategy, total rewards, performance management, employee wellness and safety, and employee training. Her industry expertise includes healthcare, public service, and education. Laina is currently serving as the Executive Sponsor for the Policy Committee, Employee Engagement and Wellness Committee, MAPE and AFSCME Labor Management Meetings. She enjoys spending time with her family and her 3 year old rescue dog Graham. She also loves her Minnesota sports teams, cabin time, and fishing!