Heather Pederson joins TorchLight with over 15 years of experience in global human resources leadership, as well as general program and project management. She is passionate about people—especially collaborative team leadership and engagement.
Heather has worn many professional hats in her career including recruiter, director of marketing and communications, project manager, and even English language instructor. Most recently, she served as the Senior HR Project Manager for the Red Cross, where she led high-level initiatives in HR change management, personnel training and development, recruiting, and many others. Prior to that, Heather worked at John Deere, where she led a variety of recruiting, process, and project management initiatives—as well as supporting hundreds of international employees around the world.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University, with a marketing major and communications minor. She also has a Master of Management International MBA from the University of Phoenix and is a certified facilitator/trainer in employer diversity and inclusion.
In her personal time, you’ll find Heather busting a move in a dance class or pumping iron with her husband and personal trainer. She loves to travel and has been to over 34 countries and volunteered on 3 continents. And when she’s not working hard or serving as her teenage daughter’s personal Uber, Heather is watching the latest movies, snuggled up on the couch with her family and favorite takeout.
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