Loren Heeringa

 Loren Heeringa

SVP and CHRO
On the team since 2004

"There are clearly differences between industries, but the talent you have is what gives you the most exclusive competitive advantage. It’s what allows you to meet marketplace needs, grow the company and be competitive."

Loren serves as senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Land O’Lakes, Inc. He joined Land O’Lakes in 2004, bringing more than 35 years of human resources and large-scale change management experience in multiple companies and industries. Before joining Land O’Lakes, he served as vice president of human resources at Honeywell International and the University of St. Thomas.

He is on the Institute for Corporate Productivity CHRO Board, the Gartner CHRO Board, the Board of Governors of the Midwest CHRO Leadership Summit, the board of Camp Fire of Minnesota, the advisory council for the Ivy Executive MBA program at Iowa State University, and the executive council at Hamline University School of Business. Loren has a bachelor’s in psychology from Hamline University and completed all but dissertation for a doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Education
B.A., Hamline University
Ph.D. Coursework, University of Minnesota

Experience
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Honeywell         
University of St. Thomas

Industry leadership
CHRO Board, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)
CHRO Global Leadership Board, Gartner
Co-chair of the board of governors, Midwest CHRO Leadership Summit
Advisory Council, Ivy Executive MBA program at Iowa State University
Executive Council, Hamline University School of Business

Community leadership
President of the board of directors, Camp Fire Minnesota