Michelle Bauman currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Vista America and joined in 2010.
Michelle is responsible for Vista American’s operational and human resources strategies in the U.S. providing guidance and leadership to senior managers. Her broad experience includes benefits, employee relations, talent acquisition, leadership development, compliance, and management. Additionally, she oversees The Voluntary Service Program, Care Team, for US companies.
Michelle has an extensive career in aviation with over 30 years of management experience. Prior to Vista America she began her career at WestAir and later joined Atlantic Coast Airlines/Independence Air as part of the initial start-up team. Over the years, she held the positions of Vice President of Human Resources, Director of Human Resources, Sr. Director of System Control and Director of Customer Service.
Certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, and a Senior Certified Profession through the Society of Human Resources Management, Michelle brings a unique perspective having worked both on the operational side of aviation as well as overseeing Human Resources. Michelle holds a BA in Organizational Leadership and is pursuing a MBA (2024 Graduation) at Florida Atlantic University with a concentration on International Business.