Leah Weyandt

VP of Talent and Culture

Leah focuses on the people who envision and build our clients' digital products. Her goals are to enrich the lives of each team member by managing talent, learning, and total rewards and to make HS2's culture the best culture on the planet! Leah has deep industry experience in human resources management, including recruiting, staffing, training, and employee development, as well as interactive marketing, communications, social media, and outreach strategic planning. In addition to throwing a mean company party, Leah has a BA in Communications from Wheaton College and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University Chicago.

Favorite at-work moment: 

Creating clean, crisp copy; a daily stand-up with one of my incredibly talented co-workers; and welcoming a new team member to the fold.

A few favorite things: 

An extra-long family meal, a live rock 'n' roll concert, the Marx brothers, a European vacation during the holidays, a can't-put-it-down novel, the Cadieux Cafe, pre-2012 Hopleaf, rainy days, a deep belly laugh, and Johnny Mac calling a tennis match.

Inspired quote: 

"Take your pleasure seriously." -Charles Eames

Song addiction: 

Almost anything by The Velvet Underground, The Smiths, Pavement, or Jeff Tweedy, but I sing loudest and with the most abandon when Etta James' I'd Rather Go Blind is spinning.

Communications Strategy, Social Media, Interactive Marketing, Human Resources, and Talent and Culture Mangement