Connie Wedel is a US-based global HR executive, leadership coach, equal rights advocate, cultural intelligence facilitator, writer, speaker, and mom. She currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources at The Argen Corporation in San Diego. She brings over 25 years of progressive business and HR experience to this role. Her teams are responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining great employees while building an inclusive and thriving work culture.
After a decade in operations management, Connie made the leap to a forward-thinking HR department where she combined her business and operations knowledge into effective "people strategies." Prior to joining Argen, Connie served as Sr. Director, Global Human Resources for the GIA where she led the HR function for the GIA's corporate laboratory and all international locations. Connie’s diverse background also includes working with diverse businesses, leadership, and employees in numerous industries across 6 continents.
Connie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa followed by an Executive Masters in HR Management from Cornell University. She maintains numerous professional certifications such as SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Coaching-Centered Enterprise (CCE), and Emotional Intelligence facilitator. Connie’s academic and professional accomplishments led her to become a sought-after contributor to various commercial publications including Business Insider, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Ellevate Network.
Connie is an active member of several professional organizations, including the SHRM, National Diversity Council, National Association of Female Executives, and the EllevateNetwork (San Diego). In addition to being a UCSD Extension instructor, Connie also presents at various association events around the country and has presented at San Diego State University, Women’s Bureau (DOL), National Diversity Council, and American Association of University Women, (AAUW).