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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.

New Year, New Perspectives: Sneha Raza

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

Meet Sneha Raza, an Electrical Engineer at L&P!

What brought you to Leggett?

I’m a recent college graduate from University of Colorado. I was actively looking for full time positions when I came across an opportunity at L&P. I applied with no expectations, but then I received a call from a recruiter, and the rest is history! I’m working as an Electrical Engineer and I’m so grateful for this opportunity.

What’s something surprising about you?

I’m from India and came here to pursue my Master’s degree. It’s usually surprising to people that I’m so well spoken they usually don’t even realize that I’m not from the states! Friendships are important to me and I love to engage with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

What’s your biggest goal for 2021?

My biggest goal for 2021 is to be healthy and happy. I’m also making small, conscious efforts to be more eco-friendly!

New Year, New Perspectives: Katie Coleman

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

Meet Katie Coleman, an Internal Auditor at L&P.

What brought you to Leggett?

I grew up in Russia, where I earned my degree in Linguistics and Education. After graduation, I moved to China to study Mandarin, where a met my husband who is from Missouri.

In 2015, I immigrated to the U.S. with him and he told me about L&P. I was very impressed with the global opportunities this company could provide. Last year, I decided to make a career change from teaching foreign languages to accounting. I knew this company would be the perfect place to utilize my skills. After interviewing with the Internal Audit team I could easily visualize myself being part of their group. It’s been almost a year now and I know I made the right choice.

What’s something surprising about you?

Usually, people are surprised to learn that I speak four languages. Besides English, I speak Mandarin Chinese and German, with Russian being my native language. I’ve also traveled, by land, all the way from Hong Kong to Scotland. The journey took me about 8 months. I’ve traveled to 30 countries and would love to visit Croatia and the UK again.

What’s your biggest goal for 2021?

I’m always trying to be better tomorrow than I am today — and have a lot of plans this year. I’ve been working to obtain two professional certifications and will begin a Master’s in Accounting program this fall.

I also have a few books that are currently waiting to be opened on my bookshelf. Finally, I would not turn down an opportunity to add a couple of new countries to my travel list. I hope the situation around the globe is safe to allow it!

New Year, New Perspectives: Judith Kuhn

Happy New Year from all of us at L&P! To kick off 2021, we’re going to introduce you to a few of our recent hires and learn a little about them and their hopes for the new year.

Meet Judith Kuhn, one of our HR Directors in Europe!

What brought you to Leggett?
After my very first interview I was fully in — the next rounds of interviews just intensified this feeling. Everyone I met discussed putting people and their safety first, having open and constructive dialogues, and developing talent. These things are key for me in a working environment.

I’ve been working for 4 weeks now and can assure they’re doing just that. I can already see that the opportunity for supporting the business with HR are great — and look forward to the challenges that come with this position.

What’s something surprising about you?
Besides that I am a lawyer (strangely enough), my heart beats for horses – I have owned horses since I was 8 years old, competed for 16 years in dressage and jumping, and bred and trained horses. Even today, I try to go for a ride every day when I’m at home. It is my second life — fortunately my husband loves it, as well.

What’s your biggest goal for 2021?
To be happy! During these challenging times, I’d also like to support and coach L&P employees to reach their own personal and business goals. By supporting each other, we can ensure L&P remains a great place to work.

L&P Holiday Wishes

The holiday season is a time of giving. We reached out to several L&P employees about what their wish lists include. We weren’t surprised that most of them spoke about the things they are most thankful for family, good health, and joy.

We hope you will create many lasting memories in the coming days. Join us on social media to share what you are most looking forward to!


Cherished Holiday Memories

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the moments you’re most thankful for. We talked to several L&P employees to learn about their most cherished holiday memories. Join us on social media to share yours!

Unique Holiday Plans at L&P

It’s the holiday season – which means food, family, and fun! This year might look a lot different for many of us, but there’s still much to be excited about. We talked to a couple of employees here at L&P to get a glimpse into their holiday plans.

How do you plan to celebrate this year? Join us on social media to share your fun or unique ideas!