Colleen McManus


Executive and Leadership Consultant



Colleen is an executive with experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors, having served as Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Human Resources Officer. Her responsibilities have included oversight of administrative, human resources and customer/client services functions for organizations of up to 10,000 employees. Passionate about lean practices and continuous improvement, she currently serves as an HR executive and senior consultant. Colleen’s innovative approach and commitment to customer and client service have garnered a number of honors, including three Arizona Governor’s Awards.

Colleen has helped many organizations address their leadership and workforce development needs in a dynamic and results-oriented way. She is in frequent demand as a speaker, facilitator and panelist at the national and state levels, and she has authored and contributed to publications on HR.

Organizations/associations Colleen has served include: Talent Management Alliance; ERE Media; National Association of Bar Executives (NABE); National Institute of Corrections; State of Arizona; State Bar of Arizona; AZSHRM; Arizona Total Rewards Association; City of Phoenix; Grand Canyon University; Arizona Department of Public Safety; Maricopa County Bar Association; Lee Hecht Harrison; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; and others.

Colleen is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin.