“Our team members are at the heart of our transformation and serving our mission. We are building on our strong culture and values of equity, customer-focus, quality, integrity and caring. Those values have been a part of our foundation for 60 years and continue to inform how we transform talent practices to ensure team members have the support they need personally and professionally.”
Vice President, Talent Strategy
Laura Seamans has spent 20 years transforming traditional talent programs and practices to be more strategic and people-first. She started at ACT in 2011 and is now vice president of talent strategy.
Laura is responsible for the talent strategy, programs and policies that reinforce an inclusive culture, support team members personally and professionally, and enable the achievement of our goals to deliver on our mission.
Previously, Laura helped establish organizational effectiveness programs, transform talent practices and build leadership programs at a global organization and a Midwest-based utility company. During this time, Laura had the opportunity to serve on boards and with non profits focused on helping students succeed, which compelled her to move to ACT where she could align her passions for talent strategy and supporting students to achieve their goals.
Laura earned a M.A. in organizational leadership from St. Ambrose University and a B.A. in organizational communications from the University of Northern Iowa. She currently serves on the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD).