Karleen MussmanPresident of the Board

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
527 Belleforte
Oak Park, IL 60302

Karleen Mussman is a Strategic CHRO with extensive experience developing transformative HR strategies, business process improvements and technology utilization in corporations and professional services companies. She is adept at providing strategic vision for diverse and dispersed organizations facing business and market disruption; and she has vast global experience. Karleen is committed to leadership and employee development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and financial results. She possesses broad expertise in mergers, acquisitions and integrations.

  • Broad HR Expertise. Exceptional results leading global HR strategy and programs, including leadership development, executive compensation, technology, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and mergers and acquisitions. Led organization and HR transformation to improve operational flexibility. Strong working relationships with company boards and compensation committees.
  • HR Technology & Innovation. Champion of HR technologies to drive efficiency, process improvement and employee satisfaction. Designed and implemented global HRIS upgrades at ABN AMRO and Baker Tilly, significantly enhancing accuracy, timeliness and utility of HR data for record-keeping and management information purposes.
  • M&A Expertise. Led HR strategy related to more than a half dozen acquisitions and integrations at Baker Tilly and divestment of ARCO Aluminum at BP. Oversaw HR due diligence and integration of all deals. Worked directly with deal team to oversee all HR activities related to the people aspects of integration to ensure retention of talent and seamless HR processes.
  • Leadership Effectiveness. Built cohesive management teams dedicated to high service delivery and achieving strategic directives. Participative and servant leadership style, with effective communication, motivation and management skills. Provided leadership to HR and Operations units with HR staff numbering 70-350 and employee populations as large as 5,000.

Elizabeth Alvarado

AGB Consulting
1133 20th Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Ms. Elizabeth Alvarado is the director for consulting at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). In this capacity, she works closely with governing boards and chief executives of colleges and universities, providing them with the tools and services they need to think more strategically, strengthen capacity, increase productivity, and ultimately make sounder decisions for the institutions they serve. Before joining AGB, Ms. Alvarado held a similar role working on the development of training programs and materials, board retreats, and board and presidential assessments for community college governing boards at the Association of Community College Trustees.

Ms. Alvarado earned her BA from Syracuse University, her MA from New York University, and is pursuing her doctoral studies at the George Washington University. She is currently a trustee at St. Augustine College in Chicago, Illinois.