Marlene Cole

Marlene Cole is an Principal Consultant with Gallagher's Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice. Ms. Cole has over 20 years' experience as a human resources consultant and leader, specializing in compensation related consulting for over 12 years.

Ms. Cole provides guidance to clients for effective analysis and administration of broad-based and executive compensation programs. She serves as lead consultant on comprehensive compensation projects working collaboratively with clients to identify reward strategies, benchmark current offerings and design recommendations for base pay considerations as well as incentive pay programs. She works diligently to understand her clients' business/industry, culture, and objectives to craft custom effective and sustainable reward programs to support organizational strategy and achieve organizational goals.

Since joining Gallagher in 2006, Ms. Cole has assisted a wide variety of clients including for profit and nonprofit entities. She consults with clients from different industries such as health care, manufacturing, government services, business associations, financial services and religious organizations. Areas of ongoing client support include compensation administration, performance management, policy and procedure development, employee relations, job evaluations, recruiting and employee training/ development.

Previously, Ms. Cole held corporate human resource management and director level positions in manufacturing, food service and insurance services for 11 years.

Ms. Cole earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University with an emphasis in Human Resources and is a Certified Compensation Professional. She is also certified as a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SHRM CP (Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional).