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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 people strategy and career value proposition—delivering a people strategy that focuses on building culture, leading on diversity, inclusion and belonging; driving talent acquisition and talent management efforts, and creating and delivering a learning culture. 


  • Partners with the Board of Partners and Management Committee on all matters related to cultivating a diverse, engaging and inclusive culture in which exceptional people thrive
  • Designs and delivers multidimensional compensation, rewards and benefits plans; administers and optimizes the supporting HR technologies and information systems
  • Orchestrates the firm’s talent management processes, 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 plans; 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


  • AICPA member
  • Major Firms CHRO Round Table
  • Mercer Professional Services CHRO Conference and special projects Steering Committee member
  • Trustee and Secretary of the Board, St. Augustine College, Chicago, IL


Harvard Business School, Executive Education, Leading Professional Services Firms
Loyola University Chicago, Master of Science in human resources

Indiana University – Bloomington, IN, Bachelor of Arts in spanish and Bachelor of Arts in psychology