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Ohio Northern University presents senior vice president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Mar 28, 2011

Ohio Northern University will host a lecture by Brenda S. Harmon, senior vice president and chief human resources officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, in the forum of Dicke Hall on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m.         

The event, sponsored by The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is free and open to the public.

Harmon joined the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in December 2009. Currently, she serves as senior vice president, chief human resources officer, and a member of the Executive Committee. At Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Harmon oversees corporate communications and community affairs, is responsible on a global level for human resources and organizational development, and completes various administrative functions for the company.

Prior to working at the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Harmon compiled more than 25 years of experience, including a 22 years with AK Steel Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, where she served as vice president of human resources and corporate secretary. While at AK Steel Corporation, Harmon served on the Corporate Policy Committee and chaired a pension asset review committee where she was responsible for overseeing $2.5 billion in assets.

Harmon also worked with Contech Construction Products Inc., where she served as vice president of human resources and member of the Chairman’s Office.

Harmon grew up in Sidney, Ohio. She is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Cincinnati where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She continued her education at the University of Notre Dame where she received a MBA.

Harmon takes an active role in the community and professional associations. She has served on the Board of Directors for Mercy Health Partners Foundation, various United Way board and funds distribution committees, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the Manufacturers Alliance Human Resource Council.