Denise was named executive vice president in February 2003. She is responsible for worldwide Human Resources strategy and execution, including building leadership and organizational capability, ensuring HR operational excellence, and creating a diverse and highly-engaged workforce. She is also accountable for leading all internal communication activities.

Since joining the Company in September 2000, she has served as vice president, Technology & Operations; vice president, Human Resources, North America; and senior vice president, Human Resources Worldwide.

Prior to joining ScottsMiracle-Gro, Denise was director, Human Resources, with the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories.

Denise is a member of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and the Farms For City Kids Board of Directors. She received a bachelor’s degree in business and organizational communications from The Ohio State University.

Among Denise’s favorite memories working at ScottsMiracle-Gro is the creation of the company’s pioneering Live TotalHealth program in 2006, with comprehensive benefits for associates’ personal, physical and financial health.