Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Betty Larson serves as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. She is also a member of the BD Executive Leadership Team.
Larson previously served as senior vice president (SVP) of Human Resources for the company’s Interventional segment, its Greater Asia region and innovation-related functions including Research & Development and BD Medical. She also served as CHRO for C. R. Bard, Inc., a leading medical technology company in the fields of vascular, urology and surgical specialty products, which was acquired by BD in 2017.
Larson started her career at Baxter International, a surgical innovation company where she held multiple positions of increasing responsibility over her 16-year tenure. Most recently, she served as SVP of Human Resources and provided strategic leadership to Baxter’s $10 billion Medical Products segment, in addition to its Global Manufacturing and Research and Development functions.
Larson has cultivated extensive experience in guiding companies through human resources-related challenges and opportunities created by mergers and acquisitions. Over the course of her career, she has earned global responsibility for key human resources processes and focus areas, including leadership succession, talent management, culture change and inclusion and diversity.
Larson serves on the board of directors for Baxter Credit Union and the Overlook Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support New Jersey-based Overlook Medical Center in its mission to provide high-quality care to patients. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in human resources from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.