Starting on May 1, Melanie Berman joined Michaels as the Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer, reporting to CEO, Ashley Buchanan. In this role, Melanie is responsible for all aspects of the team member experience, which includes compensation and benefits (Total Rewards), talent management, team member development, communications and diversity and inclusion. Most recently, Melanie was the Vice President – Human Resources at Anthem, Inc. Prior to that, she has held numerous Human Resources leadership positions including CHRO at Baker Corp., CHRO at Global Power Equipment Group and Vice President Human Resources, Global R&D at Novartis Alcon. Melanie holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Baruch College in New York City and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University at Albany – State University of New York.