Schaumburg, Ill. (November 8, 2019) – Assurance, the 35th largest insurance brokerage in the U.S., is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle Lodl, SPHR, to vice president of human resources. She was previously director of human resources for the organization.

Michelle joined Assurance in March of 2019. She routinely exercises her diverse and unique 25 years of human resources experience as a key driver for Assurance’s overall growth strategy and successes. Michelle is a firm believer in fostering a highly productive work environment where professionals can perform at their best and deliver outstanding client results. 

As vice president of human resources, Michelle will work to enhance Assurance’s people policies as the organization continues to expand nationwide. She will also spearhead the organizations recruiting efforts and create broad incentive-based compensation programs for employees. 

Michelle’s career has comprised of leadership experience in roles from human resources business consultant to global human resources director and ranged from companies including a national insurance carrier, large manufacturing corporation and a consulting firm. Throughout her career, she’s transformed employee engagement programs, implemented retention strategies that lowered turnover rates, redesigned employee integration programs and created internal programs that restored a corporation’s culture, values and objectives. 

“This promotion for Michelle represents the experience, intelligence and thoughtfulness she brings to her team and Assurance. Her energy is contagious, and we’re excited to see her take her new role to unparalleled heights,” said Jackie Gould, chief operating officer. 

Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Carroll College in Sociology and received her MBA in Strategy and Organization from Loyola University in Chicago. Michelle currently holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She’s a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, HR Management Association of Chicago, and frequently volunteers with Feed My Starving Children. Michelle is also a board member of the Barrington Area Soccer Association (BASA/FCX). 

Michelle’s role became effective November 4, 2019, and she will continue to be based out of Assurance’s Schaumburg, Ill. headquarters.  

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