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Katie Lawler


Immediate Past Chair

Katie Lawler is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, GATX Corporation. Katie joined GATX in May, 2008 and leads the human resources function for the organization. Prior to joining GATX, Katie held a wide range of positions in operations, human resources and law with Tribune Company in Chicago and New York. She began her career as an attorney handling labor and employment matters.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. She is the past Chair and Vice Chair of the HRMAC Board. She is now Chair of the Executive Forums and Nominating Committees and a member of the Future HRMAC Leaders Task Force. She most recently chaired the 2012 Leadership Series Committee. Katie has been active with the CHRO roundtables, participated as a panelist at SUMMIT 2009, and has served on the 2011 Leadership Series Committee.