Graduate Autumn Howell Kruse will be presented with the 2016 Hamilton High School Distinguished Alumnus Award at the school’s June 11 graduation ceremonies. A 1995 graduate, Kruse is leader of the U.S. labor and employment legal team for Procter and Gamble.
After graduating from Hamilton, Kruse was awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she earned a bachelor’s in political science and a law degree. She began her career at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee, representing indigent victims of domestic abuse and families with disabled family members.
Kruse is a co-chair of Procter and Gamble’s global labor and employment legal practice and a member of its Global Inclusion and Diversity Council. She was selected in 2013 to be the company’s Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and in 2014 was awarded Global Legal Compass Award for her work on diversity and inclusion.