Laura Stratton

Laura Stratton

IT PMO Director for a Fortune 50 telecom company.

BA in Speech Communication, University of Utah (2005).

BA in Speech Political Science, University of Utah (2005).

Postgraduate Certification in Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Utah (2003).

Postgraduate Certification in Project Management, Stevens Institute of Technology (2008).

Laura Stratton began her career in telecommunications for a Fortune 50 company in 2003 as a contractor supporting Payroll systems before joining full time in 2005. She rapidly became the company subject matter expert on time reporting and pay practices, and has acted as a cross-departmental partner and change agent.

During her career, Laura Stratton has held several positions of increasing responsibility with multiple groups. In 2012, she was selected for the first group of participants in her employer’s Lean Six Sigma program and received certification as a black belt in 2014 after successfully implementing process and systems changes resulting in more than $5M annual savings to the company.

In the Lean Six Sigma program, Laura also became certified in Design for Six Sigma, Workout facilitation and change management.

Most recently, Laura Stratton has been responsible for the program management of a multi-year,$20M+ capital initiative to implement a single time reporting system, and to standardize compensation and absence practices comapny-wide, affecting more than 170,000 employees worldwide.

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