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Beth Carlson

2012 Speaker

Beth Carlson is vice president of global talent development and learning for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. Carlson is responsible for Raytheon’s overall integrated talent development and learning strategy to align and drive development of our internal talent. Before joining Raytheon, Carlson served as vice president of talent management and development for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance. She previously held the same role at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., wherein she led strategic and integrated talent management initiatives. Carlson has also held various senior ranking positions at CIGNA® Corporation. In addition to her strong human resources background, Carlson has extensive leadership experience in claims, underwriting, compliance and customer reporting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical psychology both earned at Connecticut College.