Katie Magoon founded People Solutions Center in 2016 to help companies with their growing HR concerns. She is passionate about relieving the tension and time that companies spend dealing with issues that create stress in the workplace and lower productivity. Having been employed as an HR specialist with large companies such as Progressive Insurance, Commerce Bank, and Winston & Strawn, she knows first-hand the detriment of internal employee struggles, leadership and training issues, and turnover. Katie not only excels at traditional HR solutions – she is also an expert in recruitment and leadership development, offering top-notch workshops and training programs.
Katie has over 20 years of in-depth and varied human resources experience. She spent 15 years at Progressive Insurance, a Fortune 100 company, as a Human Resources Manager, Recruiting Process Leader and Recruiting Director. Katie brings a strong track record of collaborating with clients to develop results-driven strategic solutions, achieving business goals, and ultimately increasing profits. Her undergraduate degrees in business and psychology, coupled with an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, allow her to relate human resource strategies to the bottom line.
Katie is passionate about volunteering across a variety of non-profit organizations. She has held several leadership positions with the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity including National Professional Development Committee Chair, National Alumni Development Committee Chair, and Trustee of the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation. With SHRM of Greater St. Louis, she has served as VP of Development, Annual Conference Chair, and a member of the Programs Committee. Katie has also served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. In her free time, Katie loves to run and has completed more than 22 marathons. Other hobbies include traveling and hiking with her husband.
This strong foundation of varied life experiences and business knowledge – paired with her passion for and leading workshops – is key to her successful human resources solutions.