Chief Human Resources Officer

        I am passionate about purposefully creating work environments that provide opportunities for all to win together and to be valued personally.

Michele joined the IDEAL team as CHRO in August 2022 bringing with her 25 years of experience in human resources and business leadership. She has dedicated her career to elevating the performance of organizations and the talent within them.  Her career spans both publicly traded and privately held companies and manufacturers of commoditized to highly engineered products within diverse industries. 


Most recently, Michele was the CHRO at Wells Enterprises Inc, a 100+ year privately-held and family-owned manufacturer of ice cream and frozen treats. She formerly held leadership positions with ITW, Brunswick Corporation and IMC Global Inc. Along with the executive team Michele will continue to build and refine the IDEAL culture, champion belonging - inclusion- diversity initiatives and develop human capital strategies to allow our business, employees and communities to grow and thrive. 


Michele received her degree in Public Relations from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and her master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.