Michelle Pannell is a former federal government Sr. Human Resources Leader, who has shaped, refocused and revitalized multiple United States government agencies including the Executive Office of the President, Food & Drug Administration, Department of Labor and National Institutes of Health. With over twenty years of combined experience in both the private and public sector, she is considered a Subject Matter Expert in HR consulting, change management and compensation consultation. Michelle is known for driving significant and sustainable cultural change through strategic research, data analysis and exceptional leadership. She has created cutting edge performance management tools, recruiting strategies and workflow improvement plans.
Michelle is a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves and received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Communication Studies and Marketing, then went on to obtain her MBA from the University of Maryland University College. She joined the AvantGarde team in December of 2019, as the Project Lead of the Department of Energy.