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Karleen Mussman

Chief Human Resources Officer
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Karleen Mussman, Chief Human Resources Officer with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has been with the firm since 2015. Karleen and her team are stewards of the firm’s career value proposition—delivering human resources, learning and development, and recruiting activities on behalf of all of our partners and team members.


  • Collaborates with the Board of Partners and Management Committee on all matters related to attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining the best people for the firm
  • Designs and delivers multidimensional compensation, rewards, and benefits plans; administers and optimizes the supporting HR technologies and information systems
  • Orchestrates the firm’s performance management process, the underlying competency and development framework, and the related career and succession planning efforts
  • Works closely with the business leaders to construct an agile workforce, resource, and staffing plan; directs the firm’s talent attraction, sourcing, and hiring process
  • Leads a dynamic team of subject matter experts, recruiters, and human resources professionals across the firm


  • Member, International Society of Human Resources Professionals
  • Member, Society of Human Resources Management
  • Member, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago
  • Board Member, Step Up Women’s Network, Chicago Chapter
  • Secretary of the Board, St. Augustine College, Chicago, IL


Loyola University Chicago
Master of Science in Human Resources

Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology