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Michelle Nettles
Chief People & Diversity Officer
Molson Coors
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As Chief People & Diversity Officer, Michelle sets the strategy for leadership, diversity and talent development at all levels within Molson Coors with a workforce of 18,000 employees across the globe. Her leadership enables the business to be a stronger, more effective competitor with enhanced commercial capabilities to fuel growth and win in the marketplace.


Michelle was appointed to the Molson Coors Executive Leadership Team as part of the 2016 acquisition of MillerCoors, where she served as Chief of Human Resources. At MillerCoors, Michelle was responsible for building and sustaining organizational and leadership capability while ensuring the company retained, developed and attracted top talent to deliver strong business results. She also served as senior director of diversity and integrated talent management, leading the strategy for diversity and inclusion, as well as talent resourcing and management for the company.


Prior to MillerCoors, Michelle served as the executive director for Quest Milwaukee, a youth education program at Marquette University.
Michelle is not new to the beer business. Prior to joining Quest, she worked for Miller Brewing Company in a number of capacities. She served cross-functional partners on HR strategic projects and supported the legal department as assistant general counsel for areas including sales and distribution, labor and employment and finance. She has led projects with multi-million dollar implications, including the implementation of Miller’s salaried employee benefits program.


Michelle received a Juris Doctorate from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Florida A&M University.
Michelle is the board chair for Milwaukee Collegiate Academy and serves on the boards of Thurgood Marshall College Fund in Washington, DC. and United Way Denver. She previously served on the boards of Pearls for Teen Girls, YMCA- Greater Chicago, IFF, St. Mary’s-Columbia Hospital and State Fair Board of Wisconsin. Michelle is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Executive Leadership Council, Christ the King Church in Milwaukee and several professional organizations.