Laurel Sockwell, Senior Human Resources Consultant, has over 20 years of human resources experience in a variety of industries and settings. She worked for ValentineHR from 2007-2013 and rejoined the company in 2018. Laurel enjoys developing an understanding of her clients and their individual challenges while ensuring their HR needs are met so they can focus on running their business.
Laurel’s in-house experience includes benefits, recruiting and generalist positions at large corporate financial services firms in Houston, as well as management positions in generalist and employee relations roles at a publishing company in Austin. On a consulting basis, Laurel’s clients include non-profits, technology, retail, financial firms, entrepreneurs, and a myriad of other small and medium organizations.
Laurel is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Marketing. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and volunteers for a variety of local charitable organizations, including the The Junior League of Austin, National Charity League, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and Eanes Education Foundation. She and her husband have three teenagers.