Speaker Bio

Liz Gottung
Guest speaker

Liz Gottung

Former Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, Kimberly Clark Corporation
Liz Gottung is a global business executive with over 35 years of experience building leaders, teams, organizations, and shareholder value. She currently serves on the boards of Sylvamo Company, a global paper company (NYSE:SLVM) and Louisiana Pacific , a building materials and solutions manufacturer (NYSE:LPX). She is Chair of the Management Development and Compensation Committee at Sylvamo , and chairs the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee at LP.

Liz’s global experience includes 36 years at Kimberly Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), a
consumer and personal care products company with iconic brands like Kleenex and Huggies across 175 countries and $20B in annual sales.

Liz retired in 2017 after 15 years as Chief Human Resources Officer. She previously worked across all HR functions and spent ten years as a manufacturing leader as a plant manager in multiple facilities.

As CHRO, Liz led a global organization which drove a culture and organizational transformation which was recognized as having a significant positive impact on improving KMB shareholder value. With a focus on building talent, she reframed K-C’s employment brand and significantly improved the company’s ability to attract, develop, and retain diverse global talent. She served as part of the Executive Leadership Team driving K-C’s business strategy, focusing on long term value creation, growth and innovation, and a high performance culture,

Liz has served on a number of non-profit boards, including Bon Secours Mercy Health System, Kennesaw State University’s Collegiate Recovery Center, the American Heart Association, and Camp Kudzu. She is also a member of Gartner’s CHRO Global Leadership Board, the Women Corporate Directors, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Liz is a certified executive coach and consults on a variety of topics, including executive succession, human capital strategy, and team /leadership effectiveness. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and lives in Atlanta , Georgia.
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Monday, October 24, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
CHRO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Addressing Political and Social Issues with a Fragmented Workforce

Employees are carefully watching their organizations’ responses to political and social issues more than ever. At the same time, increased polarization threatens organizational culture and can divide employees from each other. Corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental, social, and governance (ESG), and organization-wide responses to social issues are no longer optional. Join the CHRO Global Leadership Board to discuss the following questions: How is the role of the CHRO in shaping their organizations’ ESG strategies changing? How should we approach making statements on these issues when there is risk of alienating employees with conflicting views?

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
CHRO Circle Exclusive Roundtable: Redefining Culture in a Fragmented World

Conventional wisdom suggests that company culture changes from the top down, fitting employees into a larger, cohesive culture determined by leadership. However, in today’s more fragmented workforce, culture is more individualized, with microcultures formed around teams and affinity groups taking a more prominent role. What are the implications of an increasingly segmented culture? How can CHROs maintain the benefits of a cohesive cultural narrative with an approach that is sensitive to individual needs and interests? Join the CHRO Global Leadership Board to discuss these shifts in culture strategy and how they could benefit the workforce of the future.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.