Michelle Endres, Corporate Talent Executive, Tapped as Chief People Officer to Oversee New Era of Expansion

LBMC, a top 50 firm in the nation and the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firm, today announced the executive leadership appointment meant to bolster strategic initiatives centered around client service, talent and company growth. To achieve this goal, the company has named Michelle Endres in the newly created position of Chief People Officer.

“LBMC stands out in its industry because of commitment to client service and meeting our clients’ needs. We do this by attracting high performing talent who help us evolve as our clients’ needs change. Bringing in a corporate talent expert like Michelle as Chief People Officer – a rare position in our industry – to lead that charge, is vital for the future of the firm. After all, our product is our people, and elevating that position signifies our commitment to not only attracting top talent, but unparalleled development once they get here,” said Jeff Drummonds, CEO of LBMC.

Endres, who has more than 20 years of human resources expertise in the corporate offices of Kraft Foods, Mars, Alliance Healthcare and Qualifacts, is being tasked with steering all human resources functions. As the Chief People Officer, she will be a key member of the executive leadership team, helping drive alignment of organizational strategy and the corresponding talent agenda. Her role will include talent acquisition strategies, team member engagement and retention, performance management, rewards and recognition, learning and leadership development, diversity, benefits, change management and team member communications.

Endres’ Human Capital expertise encompasses roles across industries and global corporate structures. She is known for developing human talent strategies that enhance and grow the business by embracing and building engaged team members, connecting communities, ensuring award-winning recruitment and learning development and growth. Endres has extensive experience leading organizations through periods of high growth, both organic and M&A, always keeping a balanced eye on culture and results.

“I am thrilled to be joining LBMC, an organization that places a premium on team members and their development and truly supports their growth as the firm grows,” said Endres.

“Michelle has the proven ability to facilitate strategies and messaging that are a catalyst for consistent and sustainable talent recruiting, retention and development,” added Drummonds. “Her background and role will work in concert to continue to attract the best clients, attract the industry’s best talent, and to increase the visibility of LBMC.”

About LBMC

LBMC is a Top 50 firm in the country and the largest professional service solutions provider based in Tennessee, serving approximately 10,000 clients with diverse needs across a spectrum of industries. LBMC and The LBMC Family of Companies has more than 600 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, TN. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to become industry leaders in financial, human resources, technology, information security, and wealth advisory services. For more information, visit www.lbmc.com.