Erin Izen is the Senior Director of Workforce Programs at The Home Depot. Her multi-pronged portfolio focuses on social responsibility and external support of underskilled and underrepresented populations. Examples include a workforce development team (focusing on filling the skilled labor gap) and a military relations department (responsible for the comprehensive enterprise strategy for supporting US military service members and veterans).She also heads the contingent workforce program office, leading the strategy behind Home Depot’s use of contract workers. Prior to this position, Erin held various strategic planning, execution, and operational roles in the business, such as Strategic Business Development, Store Operations, and THD Rental. She has been with the company for 18 years.
Before joining The Home Depot, Erin worked at Radiant Systems, now a subsidiary of NCR. She holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She is a member of multiple non-profit and foundation boards, including The Home Depot Foundation and the SkillPointe Foundation. She is also a former military spouse, married to a retired Marine.