Michele McGuinness is a strategic consultant and interim COO for a national call center business. A former CEO and call center business owner in Chicago, she sold her business to a public company in 2011. Her current success is in strategically coordinating teams of operations, customer service, finance and IT personnel to drive profitability while improving company culture. Michele has attempted to retire several times. Once she managed to retire for almost a year and biked across the United States. Michele moved to Fountain Hills in 2012 to escape the Chicago cold. An active Maricopa County Master Gardener, she loves the Fountain Hills Community Garden. She and her husband commute with their labs to the High Country in Arizona so they can garden, bike and hike all year round.