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Michele Ralph-Rawls

Chief Human Resources Officer

Michele Ralph-Rawls joined WBGO in July, 2020. She directs the daily operation of the Human Resources Department, as well as the Facilities Division. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to: policy development, staffing, recruitment & retention, performance monitoring, compensation & salary planning, labor and employee relations, organizational development, employee development and training, personnel systems/records management and employer events. She also manages the maintenance of the station’s facility.

Michele is an experienced Human Resources executive with over thirty years of experience in human resources management across banking (Chase & First Fidelity), pharmaceutical (Merck & Schering Plough) and municipal government (Newark, East Orange & Paterson) lines of business. In addition, she has held operational leadership roles as retail banking Senior Vice President and served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of Newark during the Booker Administration.

Michele hails from the city of Newark and holds an MBA in Human Resources Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA in French from St. Peter’s University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.