Jennifer Simpson

Jennifer Simpson is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union.  In her role as CHRO, Jennifer is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all human resources functions of the Credit Union.  She is part of the senior leadership team and participates in establishing and implementing strategic goals and objectives of the Credit Union and serves as a resource in all aspects of human resources. 

Prior to her experience with the Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union, Jennifer worked at the City of Rochester for nine years where she served as the Assistant Director of Human Resources.  In this position, Jennifer worked closely with designated department leaders as a strategic business partner providing expert-level consultative services that contributed to the achievement of citywide and departmental business goals. She also provided expertise in organizational development and change management initiatives designed to support strategic plans and enhance leadership effectiveness.  In addition to her public sector work, Jennifer has considerable experience in private sector human resources working with agencies specializing in health care for vulnerable adults.  Considering the variety of human resources functions she has performed throughout her career, Jennifer is most passionate about her work in organizational and leadership development.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2004 from Upper Iowa University where she double majored in Human Resources Management and Human Services.  In 2008, she received a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from St. Mary’s University.  Jennifer is certified as a Myers-Briggs Practitioner and completed a certification program through Cornell University in Change Management in 2023.  Jennifer also volunteers on the Board of Directors for Ability Building Community, an agency providing services for individuals with disabilities through community inclusion, where she serves on the Executive Committee and leads the HR/Safety Committee.

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