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Trustee Nathan Butki

Nathan Butki LOCS Board Member

Nathan Butki is a life-long Lake Orion resident (Blanche Sims alum, LOHS class of 1992). He and his wife Missy are proud parents of two daughters who attend Lake Orion Schools.

Butki is an experienced business and HR leader with expertise in strategy execution, workplace culture transformation, adult learning and organizational performance. Nate is a Managing Director at Root Inc., a consultancy focused on ‘invigorating the power of people to make a difference.’ Sounds lofty, but it’s rather simple – help organizations create high levels of employee engagement and involvement around strategic change and the result is greater success for all stakeholders.

Prior to Root, Nate worked at Great Places to Work® Institute, producers of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, where he spent over four years playing a critical role on the executive leadership team.  As interim head of US business and head of Client Advisory Services, Butki supported a team responsible for delivering world-class workplace culture consulting to a portfolio of more than 225 clients. During his tenure, he helped develop and implement a high-growth talent strategy, secured the organization’s largest global client and supported three clients who achieved recognition as World’s Best Multinational Workplaces.

Nate also worked for more than a decade at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services where he initiated and implemented an integrated approach to Talent Management across Human Resource functions and led regional and global implementation of workplace culture assessment and improvement. His work in Information Technology, the Office of the CEO and Human Resources provided a strong platform to drive organization-wide culture change resulting in sustained business performance and culture transformation. 

Nate gained early career experience supporting technology integration in classrooms statewide through the Michigan Department of Education. This experience instilled a strong commitment to public education which he carries to his involvement as School Board Trustees.