As the Director of Human Resources, Jenn spearheads the firm’s human resources programs and contributes to initiatives and processes within the firm. With an eye on maximizing the positive impact on the firm’s people and business, she oversees Miller Nash's talent acquisition, employee engagement and people practices, learning and development, compensation and benefits, workforce management, and HR technology. Jenn also works collaboratively with firm leadership on strategy and diversity and inclusion efforts.
Jenn stays active and engaged in professional development through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), an in the HR Twitter environment. She is a current member of the board of directors for the Oregon Chapter of ALA, serves as its social media director, and previously served as the co-chair of the human resources section. Jenn has also attained certification as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional.
Jenn believes that providing the opportunity for growth to employees is key. Having been with the firm for more than 12 years, Jenn is a great example of professional growth. Through her hard work, passion for human resources, and commitment to her colleagues, she has justly advanced from HR Assistant to the Director level. Jenn knows that our people bring their whole self to work; and drawing from her experiences and professional devolvement, she enjoys developing creative ways to help our people to be their best selves and to dare greatly, because to her, our people are the key to the success of the firm and the clients we serve.
- Association of Legal Administrators, Oregon Chapter
- Board of directors, 2017-2020
- Social Media Director, 2017-2020
- Publications Director, 2017-2019
- Human Resources Section, chair, 2014-2017
Outside the Office
Jenn enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and gardening. She is an avid soccer fan and supports her local professional soccer teams, the Portland Thorns and Timbers, and Manchester City in the EPL (her husband is an avid Manchester United fan, so you can imagine what derby day is like). In addition to being a fan of professional soccer, Jenn loves watching her oldest daughter play in college.