Rachael Peterson

Rachael serves as Senior Vice President, People Services for Watco Companies, LLC.  In her current role, Rachael leads various Watco programs and functions which support Team Member engagement, development, safe-performance, and well-being. Rachael joined the Watco Team in July of 2006 as SAP HR Analyst and SAP Organizational Change Manager. Rachael supported the Watco University initiative during its launch in April of 2010 until November of 2011 when she assumed the role of HR Director for WTS and Switching. In January of 2014, Rachael was named Senior Vice President of People Services. 

Prior to joining Watco, Rachael worked in healthcare recruiting at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, and also at JB Hunt Transport in Lowell, Arkansas, as a Manager of Professional and Organizational Development.

Rachael received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.