Bob Lavigna


Bob Lavigna is an award-winning leader and innovator with more than 35 years of leadership experience. His background includes serving as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Human Resources for the University of Wisconsin. His work there included designing and implementing a new campus-wide HR system; and leading the development, implementation, and action planning for three university-wide employee engagement surveys.  

The organizations Bob has led have received innovation awards from the Ford Foundation, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Urban League, and others. He has also consulted with organizations across the U.S. Bob has written a book on employee engagement as well as five book chapters on HR. He continues to write extensively on employee engagement and other HR issues, including for publications such as Harvard Business Review.

Bob has also been a featured speaker at conferences and events in the U.S. and in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. Once recent webinar participant wrote that his session was “beyond excellent.”

Bob has a Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Cornell University.