New Year, New Perspectives: Tom Cochran

To kick off 2021, we’re introducing you to several of our recent hires and sharing their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Tom Cochran, an Employee Relations Representative at L&P!

What brought you to Leggett?

I was actively searching for a corporate role in HR with a major company and ran across this position. It seemed to be just what I was looking for. After the first interview, I knew it was the job for me. I’ve spent most of my career in an HR role in the restaurant industry. This opportunity has been a welcome change and I look forward to a long and exciting career with Leggett & Platt!

What’s something surprising about you?

I love to read and have a library of over 2,500 books! My newest endeavor is discerning patterns in history that might shape our future and learning to choose the best possible outcome. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and teenage daughter, listening to music  rock and country — watching college football, and enjoying my dog and cats. Most recently I was elected to the presidency of Hampton Roads SHRM for 2022, so I look forward to being part of a national conversation on Human Resources.

What’s your biggest goal for 2021?

It may sound cliched, but my goal for 2021 is to be the best I can every day and make a positive difference in the lives of the people around me.  I believe I can do this here at L&P.