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Marie Sutera is in her seventh season with the Chicago Blackhawks and her second as Senior Executive Director of Human Resources.

During her time with the Blackhawks, Sutera has developed and executed the club’s HR strategy and overseen a change in organizational culture that is lauded throughout the professional sports industry. The sweeping changes during her tenure have resulted in the hiring of over 90 percent of the current front office staff.

Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Sutera worked as a Human Resources Generalist for Wirtz Beverage Illinois, responsible for staffing, labor negotiations, workers’ compensation and company safety initiatives. She also spent seven years in human resources management in the insurance, warranty and furniture rental industries.

The Downers Grove, Ill., native is a member of numerous professional organizations such as the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resources Council (NHRD) and Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC).