Laura Dillard

EVP, HR at Exelixis

Laura Dillard is Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Exelixis. In this role since February 2020, Ms. Dillard is responsible for assembling a driven, talented and inspired workforce that works together to help Exelixis in its goal of helping patients with cancer achieve remission. As a part of the Exelixis human resources team since 2005, Ms. Dillard has spearheaded significant initiatives along the company’s growth trajectory, including its transition from a drug discovery company to a full-scale commercial organization following the FDA approval of CABOMETYX in 2016. Prior to joining Exelixis, Ms. Dillard served as Vice President of Human Resources and Real Estate at Leapfrog from 2002 to 2005, and in several positions of increasing responsibility at AT&T Consumer/Northpoint Communications from 1999 to 2001. She also held various human resources management positions at Hasbro and Sega of America, where she established the human resources function for the Japanese video game company’s U.S. and Canadian-based operations. Ms. Dillard holds a B.S. degree in Human Services Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management.



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