Janel M. O’Connor is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Sikich LLP, based in Naperville, IL. Janel has over 16 years of experience in human resources leading organizations through complex matters related to employment, organizational growth and development and employee relations. In her role with Sikich, Janel is responsible for developing a human capital strategy that meets the firm’s aggressive growth pattern, with primary focus on acquisitions and integration for the national firm comprised of over 800+ professionals. Additionally, she has oversight for all functional areas of the human capital function, including the firm’s best in class learning and development function, Sikich University. Prior to Sikich, Janel has worked in professional services and traditional corporate human resources roles supporting HR generalist, recruitment, benefits and various HR services functions for medium to large-size organizations.
Society of Human Resources Management, SHRM
Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, HRMAC
World at Work
Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Advisory Board
Northern Illinois University Management Executive Advisory Council
West Aurora School District Special Education Advisory Council
Bachelor’s Degree, Human Resources Management, Minor in Marketing, Northern Illinois University
Master’s Degree, Human Resources Management, Keller Graduate School of Management
Northern Illinois University, Department of Management, Alumni of the Year, 2016
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