In 2020 Michele was appointed V.P. of Risk Management Operations & Casualty Claims at Walmart Claims Services. Before joining Walmart, she was the V.P., Risk Management Services at Walt Disney World Resort where she spent more than twenty years in the risk management organization. She has experience leading dynamic and diverse teams managing all aspects of risk and casualty claims. Michele is a national speaker on a wide range of topics involving risk management and workers’ compensation. In 2019 she received the Summa Comp Laude award from Work Comp Central, recognized for the positive impact she has made to the national workers’ compensation community. In 2017 Michele was inducted into the Florida Workers' Compensation Hall of Fame for her contributions to the betterment of the workers' compensation industry in Florida. Michele is the past-Chair and Executive Committee Member of the Medicare Advocacy and Recovery Coalition; serves on the Boards of the Florida Self Insured Guaranty Association and the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute; and is a past member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Self-Insureds. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Rollins College where she earned a B.A. in Organizational Communications. She also holds an MBA from the Crummer School of Business, Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Michele is a native Floridian, an avid reader and enjoys writing, college football, bike riding, and spending time with her family.