In her new role, Harmon leads all human resource and employee relations activities for the company.
She has been chief human resources officer for both public and private companies, including Contech Construction Products and AK Steel Corp.
She also has held various senior management positions during a 28-year career where she managed all aspects of human resources including compensation and benefit administration, talent acquisition and development, employee communications and employee relations.
"Brenda's expertise and breadth of knowledge will be a tremendous asset to the Cooper Tire organization," said Chief Executive Officer Roy Armes. "I look forward to her added guidance as she becomes a member of the executive leadership team."
Harmon earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame.