Michele Nyrop is Senior Vice President of HR for Banana Republic, a $2.38 billion multi-channel, global apparel brand with more than 600 company-owned and operated stores. Michele and her team are responsible for driving initiatives that attract, develop, grow and engage the great talent at Banana Republic as well as within the Gap Inc. corporate functions (Franchise, Legal, Finance, Real Estate, and Loss Prevention), which support the company’s portfolio of brands. Throughout her over 20 years at Gap Inc., Michele has served in numerous senior HR leadership roles in both stores and headquarter locations in North America and Asia. She currently serves as the executive sponsor of Gap Inc.’s employee-led African American networking group. Michele holds a degree in retail management from the University of Wisconsin.