Irina joined Horizon in 2017 as executive vice president, chief human resources officer. Prior to Horizon, she was vice president of global talent at Baxter International Inc. where she led a team of talent professionals worldwide and oversaw organizational effectiveness, leadership development, inclusion and diversity and talent acquisition. She and her team were responsible for talent management strategies, programs and systems for more than 50,000 employees worldwide. Prior to Baxter, Irina spent 15 years in senior partner and director roles at Towers Watson (currently Willis Towers Watson), a global human resources consulting firm serving Fortune 1000 companies. While in these roles, she served as the interim chief human resource officer at Capital BlueCross for two years. Irina has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Buenos Aires and master’s degrees in higher education and industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. In addition, she serves on the board of the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago.