Leadership Team

Michael K. Ellis

Chief People Officer

Mr. Ellis was formerly the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for United Airlines.  In this role, he was responsible for the strategy, design and ongoing management of HR programs focused on talent management, diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, compensation, and benefits.  He was also responsible for employee relations, which included the delivery of HR services to employees and managers, as well as strategic HR consultation with business leaders. Previously, Mr. Ellis was a managing consultant at Towers Watson where he provided strategic human capital advice to clients in the healthcare, oil and gas, retail and technology industries.


Mr. Ellis proudly served as a member of the United States Marine Corps.  He graduated from DePaul University and most recently completed the Stanford Executive Program.