Rhonda Olson
Diversity Recruitment Manager - North America, Caterpillar Inc.

Recruitment II Panelist
Rhonda Olson leads Caterpillar’s diversity recruiting efforts in North America where she and her team identify and recruit top, diverse talent. She is passionate about attracting more women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to Caterpillar. Olson’s vision for the future is that her current role will no longer be needed because diversity and inclusion will not be a goal to strive for, but a natural reflection of the company. Nearly 26 years ago, Olson began her career at Caterpillar as an accounting professional. She spent the first 15 years of her career crunching numbers in various divisions of the company, and then had the opportunity to combine her love for accounting with her desire to recruit top talent. Olson spent four years as the talent manager for Caterpillar’s Finance Services Division honing her recruiting skills and developing top accounting professionals. Olson is a proud graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in accounting. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.