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Michelle Jarrard

Michelle Jarrard

Jarrard is currently a senior advisor to the GRA Venture Fund, LLC, a private investment fund providing early-stage capital to Georgia-based technology companies. She is a former Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company, where she held multiple leadership roles during her 25-year career, most recently as Global Chief HR and Talent Officer from 2007 until her retirement in January 2016. She was a member of McKinsey's Global Operating Committee, with responsibilities including People Strategy, Talent Acquisition, Partner Compensation & Evaluation and Diversity along with other global responsibilities.

Jarrard has served as a director of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group since January 2017 and is also on the board of directors of Axion Biosystems and QUEST Renewables. She is a board member of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the U.S., and is a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board.

Jarrard earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She will serve on the compensation committee of the Crawford board.