Erin Mies


School of Labor & Employment Relations

Education & Experience

M.H.R.I.R., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005

B.A., Economics and Music, Wittenberg University, 2004

Erin is Co-Founder of People Spark Consulting, where she works with business leaders in agriculture and food manufacturing to develop straightforward, practical solutions to help businesses grow sustainably. In this role, she works with businesses on supervisor and leadership development, as well as practical change management. Erin began her career with General Mills, working in several manufacturing facilities as HR leader and in recruiting. She then spent time with Land O’Lakes in the Purina Animal Nutrition business as an HR leader before founding People Spark. Erin and her business partner (and co-instructor) Kristen Ireland are frequent guest speakers on practical HR and change management topics in the ag industry.


LER 532 Successful Change Management