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Chester Lantin

Senior Director, HR

"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen."

Conan O'Brien

As Senior Director, HR, Chester is responsible for overseeing the human resources function at Walker Sands. In this role, he drives the company’s HR strategy – including talent acquisition, performance management, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement programs – to support the company’s continued growth, innovation, and focus on amazing culture.

Chester brings a breadth of experience having previously held HR roles at other PR and communication agencies as well as startups where he was challenged with building and scaling programs, policies, and innovative initiatives from the ground up in fast-paced, high-demand environments

Chester grew up in Mundelein, IL and graduated from Loyola University Chicago. Outside the office, Chester loves to spend time with family, particularly his two-year-old son. When not on daddy duty, Chester enjoys boxing and eating, the two most opposite and counterproductive activities ever.


  • Employee engagement
  • Performance management
  • Talent strategy
  • HR analytics
  • Compensation


  • Employee relations
  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Talent acquisition


  • Food
  • Boxing
  • Chicago sports
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dad jokes

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