*Q4 2021 Employee Recognition Award RecipientNicole Gilhooley is the Director of Human Resources for Ultra Consultants. She manages the employee lifecycle, including benefits administration, employee engagement, performance management, employee relations, recognition and health and wellness. Nicole leads the talent acquisition team ensuring Ultra brings in the best resources to complement our highly experienced, world-class team. She is the administrator for LinkedIn Learning, LinkedIn TalentHub and the ADP Workforce Now portal. Nicole is the co-leader of the Lean In Circle group for women at Ultra and is a champion for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the company. Nicole is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and a member of SHRM.Nicole has a professional background in information technology and management consulting working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allstate Corporation and enterprise software vendor, Plumtree Software (now owned by Oracle). Her work focused on business process improvement efforts with an emphasis on web-based environments. Nicole also held the position of Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing at The Avery Coonley School for academically gifted children. She is a dedicated leader in her community having served for five years as an appointed Commissioner and two terms (eight years) as an elected Village Trustee in Brookfield, IL. She now serves as a Board Member of the Proviso Township Mental Health Commission serving 14 communities in the near west suburbs of Chicago. Nicole is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago.