Notable Women in Human Resources: Christina Cooper

Human resources manager, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee

  • Category: Notable Women in Human Resources
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 20
  • Undergrad degree/university: BA in Business Management with a Certificate in HR Management/Cardinal Stritch University
  • Graduate degree/university: N/A

As the human resources manager for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc., Christina Cooper proactively identifies areas for improvement while never losing sight of the organization’s most important feature – its people.

Cooper’s drive for excellence enabled Legal Aid to swiftly modernize in a manner that benefits both employees and the organization, according to colleagues. Ultimately, that winning combination is what makes for a successful business.

Cooper continues to manage the agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a compassionate, disciplined manner. She ensures that the agency remains current with ever-changing CDC guidelines, employee concerns are promptly addressed, and mitigation factors efficiently implemented and enforced.

Cooper’s accomplishments also include: revisions to and the roll out of Legal Aid’s employee handbook, which involved complex changes to PTO and health care benefits; recruitment of strong job candidates and creation of visual aids reflecting workforce diversity; proactive auditing of insurance premium rates to ensure accuracy.

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