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Former Chief Officer

Saundra M. Mitchem

Saundra M. Mitchem  is a corporate Board Director, Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley Chief Human Resources Officer and is the Co-owner & operating Chairman of the WNBA Championship-winning team, Chicago Sky. Additionally Saundra is an advisor with GV (Google Ventures) on the Digital Investment team and serves on the boards of Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN) and J.Crew Group. Saundra is also a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees.

Over the past 20+ years, Saundra built a career of exceptional experience across all facets of human resources strategy and development on a global scale. Most recently, Saundra was the Chief People Officer for Slack Technologies (formerly NYSE: WORK) the industry leader in collaboration software – “Slack is your new digital HQ.” In July 2021, Slack was acquired by Salesforce for $27.7 billon in one of the largest and most significant public-to-public deals in Silicon Valley history.  In that capacity, Saundra was responsible for Slack’s employee and workplace operations, including designing the Future of Work both in thought leadership and in practice.

Prior to Slack, Saundra served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Live Nation Entertainment, the Fortune 500 global leader in the live events industry. As CHRO, Saundra oversaw Human Resources strategy and development for Live Nation’s 35,000 employees. Saundra is known for developing differentiated people programs, including a student loan repayment benefit that was a first in the industry and featured in Bloomberg Businessweek.  Under her leadership, Live Nation was certified as a Great Place to Work® for the first time in 2016 and every year during her tenure, Forbes Magazine’s list for Best Companies for Diversity, as well as being honored as part of a small cadre of organizations to People Magazine’s Companies that Care. Prior to Live Nation, Saundra led Human Resources teams for Rakuten Americas and Groupon, respectively.

In her down time, Saundra is chairwoman of the CHRO Board Academy and actively involved in her alma maters in various leadership capacities. Saundra resides with her husband David in Chicago and their two jazz-inspired pups, Miles and Herbie.  Saundra received her BA from Stanford University and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Saundra joined the Board in 2022. She is a member of Transparent Soul.

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