Michelle Nettles is currently CHRO @ MillerCoors responsible for developing a comprehensive diversity strategy and framework for the beer company, which was formed in July 2008 as a joint venture between Miller Brewing Company and Molson Coors. Michelle ensures that diversity guidelines are embedded at every level of the business from working with HR to recruit and develop top-level multicultural talent, to ensuring the company is partnering with multicultural vendors that work effectively to find best-in-practice solutions.
Since starting with MillerCoors in November 2009, Michelle leads a diversity and inclusion council to focus on the companyís people, brands and partners, ensuring diversity is integral to all facets of the business.
Before working for the second largest beer company in America, Michelle served as the Executive Director and developed short and long term program strategies for Quest Milwaukee, a K-12 program at Marquette University that provides services and support to private and charter schools in the City of Milwaukee.
Michelle is not new to the beer business, prior to joining Quest, she was employed by Miller Brewing Company and worked in a number of capacities. As the Director, HR Strategic Projects, she worked with various functions within the company to build organizational capacity, recruit top talent, develop and drive systemic processes and deliver business solutions. She also served as Assistant General Counsel and worked in a number of areas within Millerís legal department: Sales and Distribution, Labor and Employment and Finance. She has lead projects with multi-million dollar implications, including the implementation of Millerís salaried employee benefits program.
After completing medical school, Tom has chosen to focus his life-long passion helping others.
He is a co-founder of RightStart4Kids.org, which is a non-profit organization with projects helping local and international kids start life out right from the womb. Tom is the heart and sole of RightStart4Kids germinated from Tomís humble childhood where he grew up in the Mekong Delta during difficult times.
Manager, Organizational Effectiveness & People @ BPI Chicagoland Learning Leader
Over 15 years experience in management consulting assisting clients across sectors with organization transformation. Founded or co-founded 5 organizations with more than 10 years start-up experience. Managed operations, marketing, accounting, and human resources functions. International and domestic experience in program design and education.
After completing her studies at Northwestern University in Learning & Organizational Change, she became a management consultant in the areas of leadership development and organization transformation.
She offers Mindful Leader education and participates in research exploring the impact of mindfulness on creativity and collaboration at the Kellogg School of Management.
Ali Niederkorn has practiced and taught in the areas of Mindfulness and Yoga for the past 12 years.