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Cortney Helfrich

Wilber Group

Cortney Helfrich


Influencing at the Executive Level - November 12 at 10:15 AM



Meet Cortney Helfrich, the powerhouse behind Wilber's thriving team dynamics. With over 13 years of dedication under her belt, Cortney shines as the Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), orchestrating a symphony of employee experiences. From fine-tuning benefits to nurturing professional growth, she's the architect of a workplace culture that's earned Wilber the coveted title of a certified Best Place to Work for three consecutive years.

But Cortney's impact doesn't stop at the office door. She's a beacon of inspiration in recovery management and leadership, captivating audiences nationwide with her dynamic speaking engagements. Her expertise has garnered prestigious accolades, including the 'Helping Members Succeed' Award and Speaker of the Year at the ACA Annual Conference, not to mention her local Chamber of Commerce nod with the esteemed Athena Women's Leadership award in 2023.

Fueling her journey is Cortney's thirst for knowledge, cultivated through a rich academic background. Armed with a BA in Risk Management and Financial Services from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MBA in Organizational Leadership, she's continuously adding new layers of expertise with various associate degrees and designations in insurance and human resources.

Off-duty, she's a chaos-conquering mom to three teens, twin toddlers, and two furry friends. Cortney's life is a whirlwind of love and laughter. Amidst the daily hustle, she finds solace in simple pleasures—savoring coffee from oversized mugs, indulging in pizza, cheering on her favorite teams, and conquering the weights at the gym.

Step into Cortney's world, where her infectious "Tigger" personality and "Elmo" style laugh create a vibrant tapestry of joy and enthusiasm. Join her journey and prepare to be swept away by the boundless energy and passion that define Cortney Helfrich.