Patrick Walsh

Vice President and Head of Human Resources

Oil-Dri Corporation of America


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

Career Highlights

  • Over 17 years of progressive HR leadership experience across two 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
  • Senior Director of Talent Management and Culture for 58,000 employee North American business unit of a Fortune 50 organization
  • In early 2022, became the head of HR and an Executive Officer of a small Chicago-based public company


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