Marissa Elliott, Talent Engagement Manager, is your first point of contact for all things talent-related at NextGroup. You have the opportunity to engage with her during Office Hours and also as she manages the NextGroup Reserves. She started her career in Human Resources and now returns to the workforce in that capacity to manage Talent Engagement for NextGroup. While raising her children, Marissa lent her expertise in several areas. She has extensive knowledge and experience in education. She worked as a preschool teacher and became a certified teacher in Illinois. More recently she became immersed in the world of interior design and spent several years as a design consultant. Marissa has served extensively on the parent boards where her children have attended school. She holds a B.S. from The University of Illinois, a M. Ed from DePaul University and a M.S. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Loyola University- Chicago.