Melanie Trowbridge

Melanie Trowbridge, Vice President of People and Culture

LANSING, Mich. – Public Sector Consultants lives up to its reputation of being engaged and responsive to changing needs with the hiring of its first vice president of people and culture, Melanie Trowbridge.

A self-proclaimed tinkerer, Trowbridge has always been driven by a curiosity for a system’s innerworkings. In this new role, she’ll harness her passion for interconnectedness to lead the execution of PSC’s human resource strategy in alignment with the firm’s values and core commitments.

“As PSC strengthens its business model and core services, having someone whose first priority is our people feels like a no-brainer,” said Julie Metty Bennett, PSC’s chief executive officer. “Our clients benefit from having access to different perspectives and a broad range of problem-solving approaches, and Melanie will help us with the tools and performance measures we need to make sure PSCers remain educated, agile and responsive to the evolving needs of Michigan residents.”

Prior to joining the firm, Trowbridge served as the inaugural assistant vice president for HR supporting health sciences at Michigan State University. Before her time at MSU, she led the HR function at C2AE in Lansing, Michigan, and gained valuable experience in academic human resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Melanie has a track record of transformative leadership and a contagious enthusiasm for fostering a positive workplace culture,” said Rachel Kuntzsch, president of PSC. “The addition of Melanie to the leadership team underscores the importance we place on an inclusive and highly engaged environment where our team members thrive and contribute to our continued success.”

PSC is a certified Women-owned Small Business and a Women’s Business Enterprise committed to creating a space for all voices to be heard and understood. In its nearly 45-year history, the firm has served hundreds of clients spanning government agencies, nonprofits, associations and regulated industries.

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