Michele Burns

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Michele Burns
Occupation Director
Employer Goldman Sachs
Location New York
Website www.goldmansachs.com

Michele Burns is on the board of directors at Goldman Sachs. She was nominated in October 2011 to the firm's audit, risk, compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees.[1]


Burns is the former chairman and CEO of the human resources firm Mercer. She has also served as chief financial officer to companies like Marsh & McLennan Companies (owner of Mercer), Mirant Corporation and Delta Air Lines, Inc. Early in her career, she worked for Arthur Andersen LLP, and was named senior partner and leader of a regional tax practice there.[2]


Burns earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia (UGA). She later received a master's degree in accounting, also from UGA.

Professional Organizations


  1. Goldman Adds a Board Member. New York Times.
  2. Michele Burns to Join Goldman Sachs Board of Directors. Goldman Sachs.