Jessa Kilgore is an industry leader with more than 25 years of increasing Human Resources Information Systems contributions, advising businesses on the use of technology to enable business strategy and execution. She is a well-known leader in the human capital management systems (HCMS) industry, speaking nationally and publishing globally on industry trends. Jessa is the past chair and founding Board Director of the Professional Exchange of HR Solutions (PEHRS) and served as IHRIM’s Association Secretary and Board Director and Workforce Solutions Review’s Co-Managing Editor. In her career, she has worked as both an independent consultant implementing HR and workforce information management systems, and as an in-house leader of HR technology and operations management, primarily supporting pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations. She has been an IHRIM member for most of her career, which she recognizes as key to her professional success.

Currently, she manages the global HR technology environment for Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff LLP – an international law firm (and for the seventh year a Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For). In this role, Jessa provides strategic planning, implementation, and direction of their workforce information management systems. Jessa is a leader and practitioner in the HR-Technology field with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Economics from the University of Rochester.

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