Chief of Staff
Michael Pedersen, Chief of Staff, has been with CAF America since 2017. He supports the President & CEO, staff, staffing, organizational culture, Foundation initiatives, and acts as Board support. His duties and functions include but are not limited to: Human Resources, facilities management, operations and infrastructure, and other duties as assigned such as event management.
He has experience in organizational change/transformation, C-Suite support, internal/external communications, public relations, event planning, project management, human resources, and information technology. He is currently certified as an HR professional until 2026 by the Society of Human Resource Management. He holds a certification in ISO 27001, he is STEP AML certified, and is working towards becoming a Certified Diversity Executive.
His professional experience spans a variety of audiences, which, combined with having lived in 5 countries, lends his ability to maneuver and communicate with disparate stakeholders.