Gillies Brings 19 Years of Fortune 500 Corporate Experience and 12 Years of Civilian Service with The U.S. Department of Defense

Gillies brings 19 years of Fortune 500 corporate experience, most recently with Abbott, where she oversaw various executive communications functions across the company’s $7.7B diagnostics and $7.4B nutrition divisions. She was also responsible for the successful execution of more than 30 large corporate events , including senior leadership forums and global meetings. In addition, Gillies spent 12 years as a civilian employee with the United States Air Force and Navy. She holds an M.B.A from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

“We are thrilled to have Michelle join us as our newest partner,” Lane said. “Her many years as a proven leader in corporate America combined with her strong military background is going to be an enormous asset to our clients. She will be focused on public affairs, corporate relations, strategic communications and executive excellence.”

Gillies is equally excited to join Strategic Advisors, saying it was the perfect fit as the next step in her career.

“Judy Lane and Strategic Advisors have an impeccable reputation for their leadership wisdom throughout corporate America and with top executives around the world,” Gillies said. “I am looking forward to helping our clients overcome their challenges, meet their goals and thrive in these unprecedented and changing times.”

About Strategic Advisors LLC.

Strategic Advisors LLC. is a strategic partner and consultancy to C-suite executives and Fortune 500 corporations. The firm was founded in 2000 by Judy Lane and clients include Dun & Bradstreet, PayPal, United Healthcare, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SIWA Therapeutics. For more information, visit