Women in Leadership Program Advisory Council Member Profile
Director Operational Excellence
Areas of Expertise
INSPIRING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE;IMPROVING COMMUNICATION HABITS;DRIVING IDEA GENERATION, TRANSFORMATIONAL VS. TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Michelle is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Ball State University majoring in Organizational Communications and Business then later completed her MBA at the University of Notre Dame.
Michelle serve as the Director of Operational Excellence in Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation division with a focus on global data centers.
Michelle came to Microsoft from W.W. Grainger where she held the role of Senior Director, Engineering Services. Michelle’s career
has also included opportunities at Cintas Corporation, SGS Group and LexisNexis holding roles in supply chain, manufacturing, quality assurance, as well as managed technology services delivering data center and cloud solutions both domestically and internationally.
Michelle is a member of the Microsoft community serving in the Women in Innovation Network a Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador, and as a member of BAM- Blacks @ Microsoft. She resides in Chicago, Illinois and serves as volunteer for All Stars Chicago, a youth development program, is on the auxiliary board for the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, and is also a member of the Chicago Chapter for the National Black MBA Association.