Michele Nolty, Executive Vice President, is the head of global human resources. Ms. Nolty is responsible for an extensive range of services and strategic operations, including employee relations, recruitment and retention of top quality personnel, benefits, compensation, stock plan administration, audit controls and intensive training and development. Prior to joining Cohen & Steers in 2005, Ms. Nolty was the Vice President, Head of Human Resources – NY for Allianz Global Investors, where she supported, developed and implemented Human Resources strategies that support the short and long term business goals (leadership, staffing, compensation administration, organizational development and training). She joined the firm in 1990 having been a Human Resources Generalist working for Oppenheimer Capital.