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Total Rewards Director
Compensation & Benefit Services
Passion provides purpose, but data drives decisions.” – Andy Dunn

Mackenzie enjoys getting into the details with member companies to use data to develop strategies that enable businesses to thrive. She has always loved to solve puzzles. Choosing a career in human resources, with an emphasis on data and numbers, has proven to be a fulfilling and challenging profession.                 


Mackenzie is a seasoned HR professional with experience working with large multinational organizations, as well as family owned businesses in the manufacturing, chemicals, and technology industries. She brings deep HR business partner experience in union, nonunion, division, and corporate environments, as well as expertise in leading HR functions such as compensation, benefits, HR systems, talent management, and recruiting.

Prior to joining MRA, Mackenzie led total rewards and HR systems for a US entity of an internationally based manufacturing firm.  She has experience with multibillion dollar integrations, as well as smaller merger and acquisition transactions. 

Key Accomplishments

  • Partnered with new parent company to lead successful benefits, payroll, and systems integration.
  • Planned, designed, and executed 401(k) overhaul including plan design changes.
  • Designed and implemented offline annual merit compensation review for managers, new employee leave programs, as well as new timekeeping systems.
  • Completed numerous hourly market pay studies including implementations of new minimum wage, removal of piecework incentive system, and streamlining of job titles.


Master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign 

Bachelor of Arts in economics, with a minor in information technology studies, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign