Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Rachael Sklamberg of Bloomington, IL, has served as senior vice president of Human Resources since March 2017. In this role, she oversees Corporate Communications, Flight Operations, Property/Administrative Services, and Human Resources programs and policies for COUNTRY Financial and the Illinois Agricultural Association.
Sklamberg joined COUNTRY in July 2014 as vice president of Human Resources. Prior to this, 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 and is a certified executive coach.
She has served on the PCI Human Resources Planning committee since 2014. More recently, she has served on the Board of Directors and Human Resource committee for Marcfirst.