Mika J. Cross is a widely acclaimed workplace expert, speaker, strategist and innovator specializing in interdisciplinary expertise in the areas of innovative global workplace initiatives, culture change, strategic communications, knowledge management, next generation/future workplace predictions, performance and talent management, and employee engagement. Her 20+ year career in public service includes assignments throughout the United States Intelligence Community and across the Federal government. She is a veteran of the Unites States Army, having served as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer.
In 2017, Mika was named as a FedTech Rising Star and an awardee of other industry awards to include the Fed50 “Most Inspiring Up-and-Comer” award, the Federal News Radio “Causey Award” as well as a Next Gen Gov public service award. She was also named a ‘Work-Life Rising Star’ by WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress and was awarded the Excellence in Telework Leadership award from the Mobile Work Exchange.
Mika volunteers her time on a number of public/private industry associations. She currently serves as the Senior Executives Association (SEA) Vice Government Chair for the Governance and Innovation Community of Change; is a Board member for WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work/life Progress (AWLP) Greater Work/Life Network and serves on the Executive Board for the Association of Federal Information Resource Management (AFFIRM) as the liaison to the Human Resources community. Mika is the past Government Chair of the Evolving the Workforce Community of Interest (COI) for the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Panel (ACT-IAC)
Mika is a recurring monthly guest on workforce issues, on the Government Matters television show and will be accepting a new role as Vice President of Employer Engagement and Strategic Initiatives at FlexJobs.com in August.