Mara Swan

Mara Swan

EVP Global Strategy and Talent , ManpowerGroup


Mara Swan was appointed ManpowerGroup’s Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, in January 2009. In February 2014, Swan also assumed global brand leadership for the Right Management business. Since joining the company as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources in 2005, Swan has had a significant impact shaping business strategy and talent development.

 A recognized expert in Human Resources, Swan is regularly featured as a speaker at high profile events, including the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and is vice chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Gender Parity. She sits on the Executive Committees of the Peer Round Table for CHROs and the HR Policy Association, where she also currently leads the Association’s Workforce 2020 Initiative.

Swan is on the Board of GOJO Industries Inc., and became a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) in 2012. She is Compensation Committee Chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, a member of the University at Buffalo School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Alverno College School of Business. In recognition of her success, she was recently named one of the 15 Most Powerful Women in HR by Human Resource Executive magazine. The same publication named her HR Executive of the Year in 2012.

A veteran of the Human Resources profession, Swan joined ManpowerGroup from the Molson Coors Brewing Company where she served as Chief People Officer for its global operations.

Swan holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.