LEWISTON — Laura Keller, a human resource manager with Nestle Waters North America, will be the featured guest speaker at the LA Rotary from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St.

Keller moved to Maine in March 2010 from Wilmington, Delaware, and, in 2014 Keller was recruited to join the NWNA Poland Spring Factory as the human resource manager. She supports the Poland and Kingfield plant locations, which also includes Natural Resources and the Northeast Logistic Department.

Prior to her joining NWNA, Keller was the regional human resource manager for the East Division of TruGreen Lawncare. She had been with the company supporting the operations from Maine through Virginia. Laura was instrumental in strategic planning of the operations, inclusive of executing and developing mentoring programs to assist in development of talent internally. She was the Business Partner supporting two divisional vice presidents, and four regional vice presidents.

Prior to TruGreen Lawncare, Keller had worked for several “big box” retail chains including Target, Sports Authority and Office Depot as a regional human resource manager in the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast.

She has a proven record to achieve results through human capital. She is known for her ability to identify gaps in recruitment, training, and retention in organizations and work with senior leadership to build strong plans on closing those gaps. Laura has a BS from Pennsylvania State University in Labor and Industrial Relations. She holds a SPHR and SHRM-SCP certification, and is a member of both SHRM and HRASM.

FMI: 207-753-9040, mmillhime@wmca.org.

Laura Keller

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