Mara Swan was appointed ManpowerGroup’s Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, in January 2009. In February 2014, Swan assumed global brand leadership for the Right Management business. Swan joined the company as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources in 2005 and has had a significant impact on talent development and shaping the business strategy.
A recognized expert in Human Resources, Swan is regularly featured as a speaker at high profile events, including the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where she has provided council on women in leadership. In recognition of her success, she was named HR Executive of the Year for 2012 by Human Resource Executive magazine. Swan was also named one of Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” in 2010 and a “Women of Influence” in the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2008.
A veteran of the human resources profession, Swan joined ManpowerGroup from the Molson Coors Brewing Company where she served as Chief People Officer for its global operations. Prior to her tenure with Molson Coors, she was Human Resources Manager for Miller Brewing Company.
Swan was elected to the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) National Class of 2012, is on the Executive Committee of the Personnel Roundtable and the HR Policy Association, where she currently leads the Association’s Talent Sustainability Initiative. Swan is a member of the National Executive Board of the Human Capital Institute, the global association for talent management and new economy leadership, and is on the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the Advisory Board of the Alverno College School of Business and the Board of GOJO Industries, Inc.
Swan holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.