Medtronic leader Carol Surface honored for HR excellence

Medtronic leader Carol Surface honored for HR excellence

 November 11, 2020

Medtronic Chief Human Resources Officer Carol Surface has been named a National Academy of Human Resources Fellow for excellence in HR.

"We are grateful for Carol's leadership and immeasurable contributions to Medtronic and the HR profession," tweeted Medtronic in response to the news.

The highest honor granted in the HR profession

The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) is an organization where individuals of distinction in human resources are recognized for exceptional professional achievement by election as "Fellows of the NAHR". Election as a Fellow of the NAHR is by vote of the membership and is the highest honor granted in the human resources profession. 

NAHR Fellows work to enhance the human Resources profession by leading and participating in the many programs and studies sponsored by the NAHR Foundation, including our signature event, the NAHR CHRO Academy for first time CHROs. 

A successful leader at Medtronic

Carol leads Medtronic’s human resources strategy and provides leadership for Global Communications, Philanthropy, and Medtronic Labs, and serves as the Board Chair of the Medtronic Foundation.

Her key focus areas include organizational transformation, enterprise talent management and succession planning, leadership development, inclusion and diversity, executive compensation, reputation management, and community and health initiatives.

Prior to joining Medtronic, Carol served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Best Buy Co., Inc., a leading provider of technology products, services, and solutions. Carol also held a series of human resources leadership roles at PepsiCo, including serving as Chief Personnel Officer for PepsiCo International. She has lived and worked in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.

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