Debbie Plager

Debbie Plager

Head of Talent Engagement at Relativity
Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Debbie Plager is the new Global Head of Talent Engagement for Relativity - a rapid growth technology company based in Chicago.  As head of Talent Engagement, Debbie and her team are accountable for designing and supporting the overall employee experience.  Debbie also works closely with senior leaders on the strategic side of human capital planning to ensure that kCura has the talent and capabilities they need to execute their business strategy.  

Prior to to Relativity, Debbie was an Assistant Vice President and Sr. HR Business Partner with Unum Group - an Employee Benefits company based in Portland, Maine.  Debbie worked closely with C-Suite and senior leadership to develop and implement organizational and talent strategies that drove business results.  Debbie was the lead author of Unum's enterprise-wide change management framework.

Her expertise and interests include organization and leadership development, talent strategy, whole system transformation, creating and driving people-related strategies (talent management, leadership and culture), executive and team coaching. 

After several years as an internal executive coach, Debbie recently launched her own external coaching practice, The Plager Group | Elevating Performance through Purpose.  She works with clients in the Chicagoland area and Southern Maine.



Year Degree Institution
2006 MS, Learning & Organizational Change Northwestern University
1997 MA, Medieval Studies, History University of Reading
1995 BA, History University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

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