I am honored to join an organization that has led the future of work for more than 20 years. Our global team brings incredible energy to the important issue of finding and making work and the workplace meaningful for generations to come.
Michelle (Mick) Lee joined MBO Partners as Chief Administrative Officer in 2023.
Most recently, Mick served as Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Services and Employee Engagement at BNY Mellon, where she was responsible to consolidate, manage and transform programs, develop governance, corporate policies and procedures, and align targets and business plans for Travel, Executive + Employee Dining, Reception + Catering, Mail + Distribution Services and Accounts Payable for 55K employees in more than 60 countries.
A Citibank, Credit Suisse and CIBC alum, Mick has more than 20 years of progressive international management experience with a primary focus on talent optimization, operational excellence, communications and expense management roles across corporate services. She has lived and worked in New York, Texas, Toronto and the U.K. and is a results oriented and passionate senior leader with a proven track record of building and transforming global businesses and driving profitable results, managing $5b+ and leading over 5,000 staff in more than 100 countries. Her approach is complemented by the critical ability to influence peers and balance spend reduction with required service levels, risk mitigation and talent optimization.
At each financial institution where Mick has worked, she has served in leadership roles for their women’s leadership organizations, channeling her passion for gender equity, and has been recognized as an award winning and sought after speaker across the diversity, procurement and hospitality sectors.
Additionally, in January 2014, Mick founded WINiT, a nonprofit organization of women and men focused on career development, visibility and promotion of women in the hospitality industry – the first of its kind at the time. In August 2018, Mick sold the WINIT organization to GBTA.org, globalizing the organization and ensuring the goal to achieve gender parity in the hospitality industry would continue for years to come. Mick serves as the Chair of WINiT today, where she continues to mentor women, and she serves on the boards of both GBTA and Travel + Leisure magazine. She is a longstanding corporate advisory board member to top industry commercial airlines and hotels.
Mick's thought leadership
- Youngest Member Inducted in the Business Travel Hall of Fame
- Voted Top 50 Executives in Travel Related Industries 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Expanding DE&I Efforts to Include Independent Contractors
- Criticality of data and inclusion, and approach to strategic sourcing
- Innovation, Leap and the Net will Appear
- Interview Regarding Gener Diversity Nonprofile
- Interview Regarding Travel Trends and Team Dynamics
- Mick Talks about Narrowing the Gap for Women in the Travel Industry
- WINIT is Aquired by GBTA, Mick Speaks with Her Son Jack
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