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Michelle R. McGovern

Immediate Past Chair

Michelle is the Director of Human Resources and Operations at the American College of Surgeons. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President of HR with Mesirow Financial. Prior to joining Mesirow, Michelle held progressively responsible positions with General Growth Properties, The Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Claire’s Boutiques. Michelle has over 18 years of experience with acquisitions, employee engagement strategies and developing innovative employee benefit and coaching strategies.

Michelle holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as a Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Loyola University.

Michelle was elected to the Board in 2013 and served as Chair during the centennial year from June 2015 to July 2016.  In her role as immediate past chair, she chairs the nominating committee and the CHRO Roundtable committee. He past board roles include Chair of the SUMMIT 2012 Committee.