Laura Kohler (USA)
Laura Kohler is Senior Vice President – Human Resources, Stewardship & Sustainability, and Member, Board of Directors Kohler Co. Laura is a business leader who is passionate about driving purposeful change in our workplace and world while serving alongside three Kohler family members leading one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in America. In her capacity as CHRO and social-impact champion, she fuses both people and purpose leadership while fostering innovation in product design and all aspects of the Kohler experience. Under her leadership, Kohler’s global social impact strategy focuses on environmental sustainability, Innovation for Good, stewardship, associate volunteerism and the renowned Arts/Industry program. A strong believer in business as a driver of societal good, Laura continually pushes herself and her teams to take risks and experiment to foster innovation that delivers value for Kohler and society as a whole. Key product innovations include the KOHLER® Clarity™ water filtration system, the KOHLER Relief showering trailer and a full portfolio of KOHLER WaterSense®-labeled products, among others. Her passion for making the world a better place is evidenced by Kohler’s partnership with many nonprofit organizations, particularly with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Vision, Water Mission and others to address safe water and sanitation around the world. Laura is a longtime and avid supporter of community, education, sustainability and the arts. She contributes her time and talents to impact organizations such as Outward Bound USA (Board Chair 2016-2019), Duke University – Trinity College Board of Visitors, Lawrence University – President’s Advisory Council, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Secretary), Kohler Trust for Arts and Education, Kohler Trust for Preservation, Kohler Trust for Clean Water and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Duke University and a master’s degree in fine arts from Catholic University of America.