Fox Valley Technical College Foundation
AutoForce Divisions of U.S. Venture | Appleton
Michele is the VP of Finance for the AutoForce Division of U.S. Venture where she leads a team of over 25 finance professionals at one of the largest tire distribution companies in the US. She has a passion for excellence, a drive to continuously improve and a commitment to empower others to succeed. She has over 25 years of experience in the finance field as a trusted strategic advisor, helping grow business value through collaboration, analysis and calculated risks.
Michele is a CPA with a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Speech Communication from the Pennsylvania State University. She began her finance career in public accounting and later spent nine years at mid-sized manufacturing company where she was VP of Finance and Administration. She joined U.S. Venture in 2011 and was promoted to VP of Finance for the AutoForce division in 2019.
Michele serves as chair of SheVentures, a networking group at U.S. Venture whose mission is to connect the women of U.S. Venture and provide opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. With Michele’s leadership along with the talents of a strong steering committee, SheVentures has grown from an idea into an impactful group that provides informative and inspirational content and events which connect, unite, develop and empower its over 150 members.
Michele is married with five children ages 12 to 22. When not attending one of her kids’ activities, she enjoys spending time outside, biking, golfing, baking and reading.
Michele serves on the FVTC Foundation Board because of the importance FVTC plays in providing an opportunity for individuals to realize their potential and achieve their aspirations through education.