Brenda Velasquez Wagner
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at LabCorp
Brenda Velasquez Wagner is known as a solutions oriented, strategic leader, who brings a breath of cross-functional HR experiences to apply to business solutions. Brenda currently leads Diversity and Inclusion strategies at LabCorp, as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. In addition to this important mission, Brenda also is leading HR transformation and integration efforts across the LabCorp brands, which includes Covance. LabCorp operates one of the largest clinical laboratory networks in the world, with over 65,000 people globally.
Most recently, Brenda served as Chief People and Culture Officer, Professional Services for Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading independent audit, tax, and advisory firms with more than 8,000 employees and $1.9 billion in revenues. In that role, Brenda reported to the CEO with visibility to the partnership board and responsibility for 250 human resources professionals, including analytics, capacity and resource management, talent acquisition, learning and development, leadership development, culture and diversity, HR generalists, and employee relations.
Prior to that, she was Human Resources Senior Vice President, R&D Solutions for IQVIA, in Raleigh, NC. Formerly known as Quintiles and IMS Health Inc., it is an American multinational company with $10.4 B in revenue that serves the combined industries of health information technology and clinical research. There, she was responsible for human resources for the firm’s largest business unit with $3.5 billion in revenue and 27,000 global employees. She also served as Human Resources Vice President of IQVIA’s Global Talent and its Global Total Rewards team.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 1991, where she also received a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. University.