Laura Kato, ’05 MA-HRIR, has been manager of HR Shared Services at the Apollo Education Group for about two years. She leads a team of 10 individuals that supports approximately 30,000 staff and faculty employees. “I still enjoy every minute of it,” she says. “It is a great position because it combines an operational role with human resources, which is my passion.”
Laura has two young children – Myles, who is 2.5 years, and Miya, who is 5 months. “Last year, my husband and I were able to squeeze in a vacation to Italy where we participated in a week-long cooking school and tour of Tuscany. I was seven months pregnant and Myles came with us, so it was quite the experience! We hope to do more traveling as the kids get older,” she says.