Jennifer Kessler

Jennifer Kessler

Director – Human Resources

From recruiting to performance management - Jennifer ensures meaningful personnel support at every level.

When it comes to our people, Jennifer flexes her institutional, organizational and personnel expertise to lead our Human Resources strategies. She collaborates with the entire HR team to provide impactful human capital development and programming, covering employee relations, benefits, compensation, performance management, recruitment, and general HR initiatives. Her daily interaction with leadership and employees on and off-site, is indicative of her hands-on approach. With her unique previous experience as an HR consultant across multiple industries, Jennifer’s priority is to make sure our employees have a place where they enjoy working and are provided with the necessary tools and resources. She aims to truly understand what our employees want, and works with leaders to implement programs and resources that are attractive and speak to our culture.

Her favorite part about the job? Being a part of the new employee onboarding process, learning from individuals’ experience and watching them grow into and enhance the DAVIS culture.

University of Maryland College Park, Bachelor of Arts, Communication – 2006

While Jennifer’s passion is HR, she loves to plan events and can almost always find a reason to host a party.