Collette (Coco) Champagne serves as Chief Operating Officer. Coco collaborates with the senior executive team to align all aspects of Hagerty’s strategy, operations and the company’s core values. She has managerial oversight for member sales and service, strategy planning, human resources function, compensation practice, employee engagement, as well as enterprise facilities and classic vehicle fleet. She is responsible for leading our growth culture.
As a member of the Hagerty Executive Team for over a decade, Coco managed sales and service operations prior to joining Human Resources in 2002. She went on to become Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer. Her experience provides a unique vantage point from which to incorporate employee policies, cultivate and recruit talent both internally and externally and to lead the transition effort to incorporate world-class customer service within an innovative sales culture at Hagerty.
Prior to joining Hagerty, Coco was an officer of a national bank focused on retail consumer lending. She led the region in generating government guaranteed mortgage loans.
She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Executive Human Resources Program and maintains membership in the Society of Human Resource Managers. Coco serves on the board of Downtown Development Authority for Traverse City and was previously on the executive board of Goodwill of Northern Michigan.
Coco holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Michigan State University; the first in Agriculture and Natural Resources and the second in Communications.