Being an advocate for employees is one of the best aspects of working in the human resource profession, and Michael Reygaert wants his colleagues to know he’s in their corner. As human resources manager for one of the largest credit unions in the nation, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Reygaert is responsible for the administration side of HR programs, as well as developing the HR staff. Supporting his team’s professional growth and ensuring their efforts align with company strategy is one of his biggest priorities.
Reygaert recently completed a yearlong program called Challenging Leaders in Management and Beyond—CLIMB—to further advance his leadership skills. He has also earned his credentials as a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional. In his time with LMCU, Reygaert has been promoted three times within a five-year span and has been honored with the organization’s Award of Excellence.