Leopardo Vice President of HR Holly Rudnick Named Among Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Executives in HR & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Leopardo Construction’s Vice President of Human Resources Holly Rudnick was recently named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2022 list of Notable Executives in HR & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The list celebrates Chicago area leaders who have made significant contributions to advancing equality within the workplace and demonstrated their ability to effect change in promoting diversity and inclusion, navigating new ways of recruiting talent, opening new ways to support employees and/or retain talent, improving efficiency, and enhancing company culture.

Holly joined Leopardo from Best Buy, where she was focused largely on engagement and talent development. She has also filled the roles of director of human resources at both Illinois Tool Works and Apria Healthcare. Holly is responsible for Leopardo’s employee experience over the entire lifecycle, from recruiting to retirement, overseeing a diverse team of HR veterans. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services and psychology from Kendall College. Holly also earned professional HR certifications from the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management.

“We are a company that has long prioritized being a meaningful place to work and consider our people our best asset,” said CEO Mike Leopardo. “Holly continues to serve and support our commitment to culture.”

In addition to leading the company through its COVID-19 response, Holly created the company’s DEI Steering Committee and action plans. She also serves on the ESG Steering Committee, heading up the Social initiatives, and the Technology and Process improvement Steering Committee. Holly brought recruiting in-house, implemented an applicant tracking system, and introduced LinkedIn Learning, Learnit Cohorts, and talent reviews. Over the years, Holly has volunteered with the Special Olympics Illinois, United Way, Feed My Starving Children and Habitat for Humanity, as well as Teen Tech Center and Junior Achievement.