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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Patrick Walsh

Senior Director of Human Resources



MHRIR, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
BS, Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004

Career Highlights

  • Over 10 years of progressive HR leadership experience across 2 Fortune 250 organizations.
  • As HR Director, led a $60 million investment in a large manufacturing and warehouse site expansion to revolutionize how the organization brought products to the marketplace.
  • Led a team supporting all of US Operations for the largest QSR pizza company in the country, including a team of 15 HR Generalists and Talent Acquisition professionals.
  • Senior Director of HR leading the HR agenda and strategy for a $2 billion dollar+ sales region encompassing 15 states across the Midwestern US.


  • Resides in Naperville, IL with wife, Katrina, daughter, Riley, and their labradoodle, Boo.