Meet Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, the HR govt that simply joined Telsa's board following its $20 million SEC settlement (TSLA, WBA)

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Kathleen Wilson-Thompson Tesla

  • Tesla introduced two new board members on Friday as a part of its $20 million settlement with the Securities and Alternate Fee.
  • A type of individuals is Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, a Walgreens govt with a protracted profession in human assets.
  • She’s additionally on the board of two different public manufacturing corporations.
  • She may assist Tesla handle what staff have described as its harsh working tradition.

Fulfilling the obligations of its $20 million settlement with the Securities and Alternate Fee in September, Tesla introduced on Friday that it is added two new administrators to its board: Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, a Walgreens govt with a protracted profession in human assets.

Wilson-Thompson could also be much less prolific than Ellison, the outspoken and typically controversial Oracle govt who’s closely invested in Tesla, and shut pals with CEO Elon Musk.

However her background in human assets could also be simply what Tesla wants on its board to remodel its firm tradition and handle allegations of 70-hour work weeks and “WTF” emails below Musk.

Here is what you should know

She’s an govt at Walgreens. Wilson-Thompson, who’s primarily based out of Illinois, is govt vice chairman and international chief human assets officer at Walgreens mother or father firm Walgreens Boots Alliance. Earlier than that, she was a senior vice chairman at Walgreens.

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She joined Walgreens in 2010 after spending 17 years at Kellogg’s as an HR govt.

She sits on two different boards. Wilson-Thompson is on the board of two different US-based public manufacturing corporations.

She joined the board of Vulcan Supplies Firm, an Alabama-based producer of development supplies like gravel and crushed stone, in 2009. She’s additionally on the board of Ashland International Holdings, which sells industrial chemical compounds.

She holds a legislation diploma. Wilson-Thompson went to the College of Michigan for undergrad, the place she studied English Literature, in response to her LinkedIn profile. After that, she bought a legislation diploma in addition to a grasp’s diploma in company and finance legislation, from Wayne State College.

She’s might be the reply to Tesla’s HR woes. Tesla has struggled towards allegations of unfair and unsafe working circumstances, notably at its flagship Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada.  As pressures mount to fulfill manufacturing objectives, employees have confronted issues like insufficient toilet amenities and beginning new jobs after simply minutes of coaching, staff informed Enterprise Insider. Together with her expertise in HR, and background in development and employee security from these others boards, Wilson-Thompson may convey a wholesome dose of HR know-how to Tesla.

Musk shared his enthusiasm to have Wilson-Thompson and Ellison be part of the board on Twitter:

 

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