Mika J. Cross is a widely acclaimed workplace expert, speaker, strategist and innovator specializing in interdisciplinary expertise among the areas of innovative global workplace initiatives, culture change, strategic communications, knowledge management, next generation workplace and future of work predictions and initiatives, performance/talent management, employee/labor relations, diversity, inclusion and employee engagement. Her career includes 20+ years of public service with assignments throughout the United States Intelligence Community and she is a veteran of the Unites States Army, having served as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer.
Mika is highly regarded as a thought leader for transformational workplace practices and is regularly featured as a professional speaker. Known as a Federal Workplace Expert, she is regularly featured on the nationally broadcast TV show, Government Matters. On behalf of the White House and the National Security Council, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invited Mika to contribute to the “Workforce of 2020” strategy session to create a new business model for vetting future Federal employees into positions of national security. Mika serves as Vice Chair of the Governance and Innovation, Community of Change for the Senior Executives Association (SEA.)
During her work as a President’s Management Council (PMC) Interagency Fellow at OPM, she led government-wide projects affecting culture and process change. Her work in transformation initiatives resulted in winning numerous awards- the most recent being USDA named on the Forbes 500 Best American Workplace rankings.