Michele Esselman

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Office, Esselman is responsible for leading the effort to build engaged teams at RSCS including all HR practices (talent acquisition, performance management, organizational/professional development, total rewards and benefits). Additionally, she leads the company’s efforts in internal and external communication and administration.

Esselman joined RSCS in 2005. Working to instill a high-performance culture throughout the company, she’s instrumental in creating programs and opportunities to develop leadership and highlight the company’s ongoing strategic and high-performance management program. With a renewed emphasis on organizational development and succession planning, combined with a focus on change management and a world class culture, RSCS looks to human resources to help drive breakthrough results across the company.

Before joining the organization, Esselman had extensive experience in human resources, finance and information technology with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. (now R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.) where she demonstrated her strengths in developing a winning culture and change management. Esselman last served as Divisional Vice President, Employee Communications and Information Systems. She also held a variety of finance positions at NTS Corp., Kentucky Fried Chicken and Capital Holding Corporation.

Esselman holds a BA in Accounting from Bellarmine University and is a CMA.

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