Position: Director of Human Resources
Michele Wilkie joined the Prairie Meadows in 1993, and transitioned to the Human Resource Department in 1996 where she has worked as training specialist, training manager, training/recruiting manager, and employee relations manager prior to her appointment as Director in October 2012.
Michele earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa and she earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Michele is a 2004 graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Transformational Leadership Program. She has been active in numerous management initiatives at Prairie Meadows including responsible gaming, employee benefits, enterprise efficiency, diversity, employee education, alcohol awareness and guest service.
Michele has served in the community on the following boards of directors: Central Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (2001-2007), PCM School Board (2006-2013), PCM School Board President (2008-2010) and Vice President (2007, 2011). She is also a member of the following civic and community organizations: PCM Athletic Boosters, University of Iowa Alumni Association, Prairie City United Methodist Church, Society for Human Resource Management.