Baker Tilly Names Karleen Mussman Chief Human Resources Officer

Skilled and accomplished human resources leader will focus on enhancing and innovating firm’s career value proposition.

CHICAGO (November 18, 2015) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly), named Karleen Mussman as its chief human resources officer (CHRO) to steward the firm’s career value proposition, innovate and enhance the firm’s position as an employer-of-choice in the professional services industry.

“Baker Tilly’s core values are integrity, passion and stewardship,” Mussman said. “These values are the foundation of our great culture and make the firm such a very special place to be. I am extremely pleased to be part of Baker Tilly, to live the firm’s values and to help build its already stellar reputation as an exceptional place to work.”

Mussman has directed human resources strategies for several large, global organizations, most recently as senior vice president and global head of human resources at Heidrick & Struggles. Mussman has also held leadership positions at ABN AMRO, BP and A.T. Kearney.

“We are very pleased that Karleen has joined Baker Tilly,” Baker Tilly CEO-elect Alan Whitman said. “As we grow and build our position of leadership in the profession, we will continue to build and grow our firm culture. Karleen will enable those efforts by providing innovative and forward thinking leadership.”

As CHRO of Baker Tilly, Mussman will lead a dynamic and innovative team of human resource experts, recruiters and professionals to drive leading edge policies in recruiting, learning and talent management and workplace culture.

“I am looking forward to continue strengthening and communicating the firm’s career value proposition and to helping Baker Tilly attract, develop, reward and retain the very best people,” Mussman added.

“Participation in our communities is not only an important element of our commitment to responsible stewardship – but also part of what makes Baker Tilly great,” Mussman commented. She is involved with a number of organizations in Chicago, most notably as a board member of Step Up Women’s Network and as trustee and secretary to the Board at St. Augustine College.

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