HR Leader of the Year - 2022
Scott Erickson --- Director, Human Resources at Campbell Scientific
Nomination: The last 1-2 years have been a rollercoaster for employers. Retaining employees, hiring new employees, and balancing the benefits of company culture with skyrocketing salaries, have been incredibly challenging. Campbells has weathered the storm very well, from my outside view. They have kept their employees engaged while navigating an abnormal world of inflation and record low unemployment. That isn't easy. Props to Scott in how he and the exec team at Campbells have navigated this past year.
Scott has responsibility for the global Human Resources function at Campbell Scientific where he has worked over the last 4 years with an amazing team. Campbell Scientific has locations in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Netherlands, South Africa, China, India, Thailand, and Australia.
Campbell Scientific is a world leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of data loggers, data acquisition systems and measurement and control products used in a variety of applications related to weather, water, renewable energy, gas flux and turbulence, infrastructure, and soil. Campbell Scientific is committed to satisfying the measurement needs of clients, especially those who are working to advance science and technology for the benefit of humankind.
Prior to working for Campbell Scientific, Scott worked as a Regional HR Manager at RR Donnelley for 24 years leading the HR function for the Logan, Utah site in addition to various regions in the Midwest, Northwest, Southwest, Nevada, and California over those years.
Scott started his career in HR working as Manager, Human Resources for the JR Simplot Company during and shortly after finishing school.
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University’s School of Business in Human Resource Management with minors in Economics and Spanish.
His hobbies have evolved with age, as softball, mountain biking, snow skiing and backpacking are fond memories of past life seasons, while flyfishing for trout on our western rivers and travel associated with the geeky hobby of birdwatching are two lifetime passions that still find a place on the calendar. Most important is family and service amongst the great people of Hyde Park where he’s resided for many years.