Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Rachael Sklamberg has served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer since June 2019. In this role, she oversees corporate communications, flight operations, property/administrative services, and human resources programs and policies for COUNTRY Financial and the Illinois Farm Bureau.
She joined the organization in July 2014 as vice president of Human Resources and was promoted to senior vice president of Human Resources in March 2017. Prior to joining the organization, Sklamberg served as senior vice president of HR Strategy Program and chief operating officer for HR at Northern Trust Corporation, an international financial services company headquartered in Chicago. She started at Northern Trust in 2005 and held various HR leadership roles, including overseeing global compensation and benefits programs; leading HR functions in their international offices including Dublin, London and Singapore; and managing the overall HR function for their Asia and Australia practices.
Before her tenure with Northern Trust, Sklamberg served as HR director for the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Earlier in her career, she worked at Hewitt Associates as a compensation consultant and a pension plan specialist.
Sklamberg earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She also earned a master’s degree in human resources and a master’s in business administration, both from Loyola University in Chicago. She holds the Certified Compensation Professional designation, is a certified executive coach and has an executive scholar certificate from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.
She has served on the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (formerly PCI) Human Resources Planning committee since 2014. She has served on the board of directors and Human Resource committee for Marcfirst since 2016.