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Kathy Chiaravalli

Principal, Bloomfield Hills

Kathy Chiaravalli, GPHR has been a global business leader for almost thirty years. As a global human resource consultant, Ms. Chiaravalli offers client organizations her wealth of international and domestic expertise in compensation, benefits, expatriate program management, and human resource planning in Fortune 250 organizations. Ms. Chiaravalli has led a wide range of human resource functions in global consumer products, automotive, high tech, and service organizations.

Known for revolutionizing chaos, Ms. Chiaravalli has traveled to over twenty-five countries to design and implement business solutions and has been responsible for international human resource programs covering fifty countries for four different multi-national companies. As Vice President – Total Reward Systems, she was one of the five highest ranking women at Allied Domecq (the world’s second largest wine and spirits company).

Ms. Chiaravalli has a Masters degree in Human Resources from Cornell University and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has completed extensive multi-week executive education programs at INSEAD in Fontainebleau France and a Global Leadership program at Babson College in Wellesley Massachusetts.

She has taught International Benefits for the International Employee Benefits Foundation. She was a Global Team Advisor for the ACA and a Board Member and Editor for the New England Chapter of the Human Resource Planning Society. In addition, she co-chairs the Detroit International Special Interest Group of SHRM and has been affiliated with AIESEC and the NFTC. She taught the first GPHR certification review course in Michigan for SHRM through Eastern Michigan University. She teaches a series of international HR courses for the American Society of Employers. She teaches International Assignment Management for GPHR recertification credits through Eastern Michigan University.

Ms. Chiaravalli is the current President of the Michigan Compensation Association. Among her publications and presentation related to Human Resources is “Working Abroad: Profiting from the Experience” in the Journal of International Compensation and Benefits.