As Chief People and Culture Officer, Colette is responsible for the oversight of Bremer’s human resources teams; diversity, equity and inclusion strategy; and talent acquisition team. In this role, Colette manages all dimensions of the employee experience, including attracting and hiring talent, and developing and retaining employees.
Prior to her current role, Colette served as Bremer’s Chief Talent Acquisition and Diversity Officer, where, among other accomplishments, she established a new team that shaped Bremer’s recruiting processes and champions the integration of DEI into Bremer’s overall business. Under her leadership, Bremer’s first diversity council and supplier diversity program were created. She also helped build the needed teams for Bremer’s reinvestments and expansions into diverse, historically underserved communities.
Colette holds degrees in religious studies, counseling, management, leadership and human development. Outside of her role with Bremer, Colette serves on the Minneapolis Foundation Board, as an advisor for Ag Centric at Central Lakes College, and serves as an advisor to the business programs at both North Hennepin Community College and Saint Paul College.
Colette brings both a personal and professional diversity to her position. She was raised in Canada by Jamaican-born parents and has lived and/or taught on almost every continent in the world. Colette is passionate about creating spaces to help people better understand themselves and others to work better together.