Serilda Summers-McGee

Serilda Summers-McGee is the CEO of Workplace Change, a people and culture firm focused on bringing about positive changes in the workplace and incorporating into work cultures and processes a range of practices that facilitate meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion. Previously, she served as a senior HR executive for the City of Portland, the Oregon Department of Education and Kaiser Permanente. Within the last two years, she has also acted as an interim CHRO for OHSU, Oregon’s largest healthcare provider, and Portland Community College as part of Workplace Change work. She holds a B.S. from Grand Valley State University, an M.A. in student affairs administration from Ball State University, and an M.B.A. from Willamette University. Portland Business Journal has named her a Woman of Influence and listed her as an influential business leader in a “40 under 40” issue.

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