Wipfli Welcomes Laakso as Executive Human Resources Officer and Partner

Bill Laakso

Bill Laakso

Milwaukee-based Wipfli (FY17 net revenue of $274.8 million) has hired Bill Laakso as the firm’s new executive human resources officer and partner.

In this role, Laakso will be responsible for developing the strategies related to associate recruitment, development and engagement, and will oversee human resources operations for the firm. He will also work with Wipfli’s strong talent and culture team to continue to evolve the firm’s employment brand and culture.

“Bill’s deep expertise in the human resources area and strong track record of driving individual, team and corporate performance will enable the firm to build upon our strong culture and continue to attract and retain the best and brightest professionals in the industry,” says Rick Dreher, MP.

Laakso has 28 years of experience including leading operations for large organizations and managing internal and external communications, community relations, organizational consulting, change management and culture development for several large organizations.