Betsy Larson, MPA, CCP, SPHR, SHRM-SP
HR and Total Rewards Practice Leader
Betsy Larson is a proven Human Resources and Total Rewards leader with over 25 years of compensation and total rewards industry experience in higher education (both private and public universities), Fortune 500 manufacturing, Fortune 100 healthcare, and Fortune 100 financial services. Her leadership roles have included HR leadership, total rewards, executive compensation, broad-based compensation, performance management and training responsibilities.
Prior to joining The Human Resource Consortium, Betsy most recently served as Interim VP (CHRO) of Talent, Culture, and Inclusion for Indiana University Foundation where she led the development of a 3 year strategy for the function. Previously, she served as Head of Compensation for Indiana University where she designed and implemented an innovative approach to compensation, creating a job framework focused on development of skills and competencies to better retain and attract top talent. Her work was recognized by the President of the University with a Bicentennial Medal. Prior to that, serving on the senior leadership team and as Vice President, Compensation for MassMutual Financial Group, she led the strategic design and implementation of a creative approach to Performance Management resulting in meaningful coaching and development for employees, redesign of short-term incentive plans to better align goal achievement with company performance and strategy, strengthened gender pay equity practices, became a recognized Thought Leader by the CEO, and served as a member of the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Leadership Committee to lead culture change across the enterprise. In addition, she led Executive Compensation including presentations to the Board of Directors’ Compensation Committee. Preceding her work at MassMutual, Betsy served in senior compensation roles for Cigna and Lexmark International.
Betsy earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University and her Masters of Public Administration degree with honors from Indiana University. Betsy has also been an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University in the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs where she has developed and taught compensation curriculum.
Additionally, Betsy has held leadership positions on various professional boards including SHRM Foundation as the Board Chair, SHRM-CT and SHRM-KY State Council leadership roles, SHRM Chapter President, and President of several WorldatWork Total Rewards chapters. She has been a frequent presenter to WorldatWork national and local groups, state and regional SHRM conferences, and CUPA (College and Universities Professional Association) National Conference. Betsy also is a published author in WorldatWork’s Workspan, SHRM’s HRMagazine, and CUPA Magazine.