LuTonda Baumgardner

Human Resources
LuTonda Baumgardner

As the Director of Human Resources, LuTonda is responsible for partnering with E&ES’ Leadership Team & Management Team to drive strategies that attract, develop, & retain talent. During her tenure, which began in 2019, LuTonda helped establish E&ES’ Leadership Development Program to cultivate leaders within the organization.

Her efforts related to performance management & training also help drive E&ES’ strategic goal to enhance staff development and the bandwidth of our talent. In 2021, LuTonda was named one of Crain’s Notable Leaders in HR, which recognizes exceptional contributions of Human Resources professionals in the Chicago Metro area.

LuTonda has a Master’s of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management from Ashland University & a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) & SHRM-CP professional designations. LuTonda is also a board member for the Chicago chapter of the National Black MBA Association & actively volunteers with a variety of community service organizations.