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Michael Haessly

Aurora Health Care
Sr. Director, Internal Communications

Michael Haessly is Senior Director, Internal Communications for Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Michael has more than 25 years of corporate communications experience including Internal Communications, Brand Marketing and Public Relations – most recently serving in a communications leadership role for the U.S. Clinical Division of Anthem, Inc. Prior the Anthem, Michael held various communications leadership positions with companies including the American Cancer Society, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Wisconsin and Insignia ESG in Phoenix, AZ.


Michael transitioned to Aurora in 2015 and has been a health care communications authority for more than ten years. Today he leads Aurora Health Care’s Internal Communications team, which supports communications efforts across 15 hospitals, 150 clinics and more than 70 pharmacies throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Working closely with Public Affairs and Marketing, he is accountable to further Aurora’s consumer, physician and caregiver engagement initiatives.  As a nonconventional communications professional, he enjoys his work to evolve Aurora’s culture – engaging 32,000 caregivers to the organization’s strategies and purpose – through collaboration, innovation and motivation.


He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelor of Mass Communications degree from the University of Wisconsin.


Michael, his partner and their West Highland Terrier live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and enjoy all that the city has to offer – from culture, arts, dining, to its diverse populations.