Senior Director of Talent Management at Optum, UnitedHealth Group
LaChelle Drayton is a Senior Director of Talent Management at Optum, UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 5 company. She is a transformational leader, skilled in the development and delivery of strategic talent solutions within a global, matrixed organization. In her role, she works directly with senior executives on the development and execution of their talent strategies. She has 15+ years of experience in Human Resources, attained industry certifications, and been wildly successful in multiple industries, including Healthcare, Technology, Agriculture, and Higher Education. LaChelle is recognized as a trusted advisor, inspirational thought leader, and public speaker, where leaders value her unique capabilities for assessing, developing, and mobilizing talent at all levels of the organization.
LaChelle earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Manufacturing from Iowa State University. She is an alumnus of UnitedHealth Group’s Emerging Leaders Program, UCLA’s Executive Leadership Program, and IBM’s Leadership Development Program. She was twice-named INROADS Inc. Business Partner of the Year and is a previous proud member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Scholarship Advisory Committee.
LaChelle currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. In her free time, she has honed her jewelry-making skills and develops creative jewelry designs.