LeighAnne Baker is responsible for Cargill’s global human resources strategy and practices.
Prior to joining Cargill in May 2014, Baker served as executive vice president, chief human resources officer at Hertz Global Holdings. Under her leadership, Hertz rapidly became an award-winning employer of choice, with a culture focused on high performance and unmatched customer service.
Prior to Hertz, Baker was senior vice president, global human resources for The Reynolds & Reynolds Company, a leading provider of automotive dealer management systems. She also led the human resources and organizational advancement activities for the global automotive business at The Timken Company. Prior to moving into human resources, Baker spent a majority of her career in business and strategy roles.
Baker graduated from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where she was a Sloan Fellow, and is currently a member of the Sloan Alumni Advisory Board. She holds a master’s degree in management from Stanford, an MBA from Ashland University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.