Michele Hunt has a very diverse background. In 1992 Michele served on President Bill Clinton’s Transition Team. In 1993 she was appointed by President Clinton to serve as the Executive Director of the Federal Quality Institute. The institute’s mission was to partner with government leaders in reinventing the U S government agencies. This was a bi-partisan initiative; Creating a Government that Works Better and Cost Less, led by Vice President Al Gore. Michele brought the latest thinking and progressive leadership and management practices to this effort, to work alongside the Cabinet Deputy Secretaries and their leadership teams. She created public-private partnerships with world-recognized thought leaders including: Peter Drucker, John Gardner, Max De Pree, Frances Hesselbein, and Peter Senge.
Prior to this appointment, Michele spent 13 years with Herman Miller, Inc., a Fortune 500 global office furniture company. She served on the executive leadership team as Corporate Vice President for People, reporting to Max De Pree, CEO and Chairman. She was responsible for global Leadership Development, “Human Resources”, Quality Management, Learning and Development, Corporate Communications, and Change Management. In this capacity, she facilitated the company’s organizational transformation. The company’s organizational transformation resulted in Herman Miller becoming: Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Company and America’s Top 10 “Best Companies in America to Work For”. The company also was recognized as the Best Company for Women, and The Best Company for Working Mothers.