Mr. Rossman is Hennepin County’s Chief Human Resources Officer and sits on the executive team for the organization. He has been with Hennepin County for over 27 years serving in many capacities, most notably in his current Human Resources leadership role as well as the previous administrator for the nationally recognized regional medical examiner’s office owned and operated by Hennepin County. Mr. Rossman’s success in the organization is a story that started from the ground up, beginning his career as a clerk typist in the Community Corrections Department. Through a strong desire to serve the public and the support of managers who understood the value of mentoring, he progressively worked his way up into supervisory and senior leadership positions across the organization. Michael’s philosophy is that if you support innovation, empower employees to take risks and find ways to spark curiosity by giving employees exposure to all parts of the business, you can build capable, dedicated leaders that support the county’s mission & vision. With this drive for excellence, Mr. Rossman is leading change at Hennepin County to build a talented, diverse and sustainable workforce of the future.