Claudia Mann is the Holcim Vice President of Human Resources for the United States. She joined Holcim in August 2020 and is responsible for all US Human Resources strategies and practices.
Ms. Mann brings more than 25 years’ experience in developing and integrating value-added human resources strategies designed to build a high-performance culture. Her diverse professional experience crosses many lines, from start-ups to global companies in the building materials and renewable energy industries to a large non-profit organization.
Most recently, she served as the first-ever Chief Human Resources & Staff Development Officer for the Archdiocese of Chicago (AoC), the third-largest U.S. archdiocese, with 16,000 employees. She led the AoC’s HR transformation, including development of the organization’s first HR strategic plan.
Prior to that, she served as the North American Vice President of Human Resources for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation (SWECO), a global renewable energy utility and operator. During her tenure, SWECO was awarded the Suzlon Global Human Resources Excellence Award, recognizing the company’s best Human Resources practices among 20 divisions, for three consecutive years.
During her tenure at Acciona Energy North America, she built the human resources function for the North American start-up division as the company grew from 20 employees to over 600 within less than two years. She created Acciona Energy’s Clean Tech Internship and Leadership rotational training programs for business school students and graduates concentrating in renewable energy to build the company’s talent pipeline. She also led Human Resources due diligence and integration for multiple acquisitions.
Ms. Mann earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Loyola University Chicago. She is an accredited Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR-CSP) and a Six Sigma Green Belt.