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Joseph F. Laurent

Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Compliance Officer


With more than 25 years of experience as a human resource professional, Joe Laurent serves as Agility Health's Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Compliance Officer.

In this capacity, Laurent directs all aspects of employee relations, benefits, compensation strategy and payroll, policy formulation and interpretation, and HRIS systems for the company's multi-state team of nearly 1,000 employees. He also leads the company's recruiting activity and has been instrumental in driving increased effectiveness and efficiencies for this critical function. In addition, in his role as corporate compliance officer, Laurent oversees the company's compliance and risk programs.

Prior to joining Agility Health in 2006, Laurent was vice president, human resources at Van Eerden Foodservice, where his experience included directing employee relations and communications during a corporate merger and reorganization, advising and training the company's management on key HR-related issues, and achieving significant gains in employee safety. Previously, he was senior regional HR manager for a Michigan-based division of Tyco International, where he performed broad HR responsibilities for a team of 800 engineering professionals, and managed the implementation of multiple corporate restructurings. Earlier in his career, from 1987 to 1995, he held a series of HR positions with progressive responsibility at Bil Mar Foods, a division of Sara Lee Corporation.

Laurent's professional affiliations include membership in the Society for Human Resource Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and psychology from Aquinas College and an MBA from Western Michigan University.