Notable BIPOC Executives: Laquitha (Elle) Bonds

Class of 2023

As the vice president of human resource services at Milwaukee Area Technical College since December 2020, Laquitha “Elle” Bonds leads talent management, training and development, recognition programs, compensation, benefits, legal compliance and employee data analysis for more than 1,600 employees.

“Being a life-long Milwaukeean, Elle knows the mission and history of our city and college and chose to work for MATC to provide exemplary services to our faculty and staff, and to make MATC an employer of choice in the region,” said Vicki Martin, president of MATC. “Recruiting and retaining high-quality talent is a top priority for her and critical to providing transformative education to our students and a diverse skilled talent pipeline to our community. Elle has been and continues to be a proven leader in working to improve these processes.”

While the COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges to all workplaces, Bonds worked to help MATC navigate health and safety issues and maintain its working environment.

“Elle is constantly striving to improve and enhance our organizational excellence,” Martin said. 

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