Jenna Nelson is chief human resources officer at Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated in Tampa, Florida. Jenna joined SYKES in August 1993 and is responsible for developing relevant people strategies and policies to successfully support the company’s worldwide operations. In this role, she leads a highly skilled global team of professionals who are responsible for ensuring that the company’s critical HR programs empower more than 50,000 employees to learn, grow, and effectively support more than 250 multinational clients.
Jenna plays a vital role in championing culture advancements on one of the company’s most important global working groups: the People Excellence Council. She works directly with the Executive Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.
Prior to joining SYKES, Jenna spent several years in Europe working for two major international providers of government communications software and services. In both positions, she was responsible for overseeing all human resources activities for third-country nationals, local nationals, and Americans working abroad. Jenna also serves on the board for Feeding Tampa Bay, a branch of the country’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization.
Jenna’s passion is people, so working for SYKES and serving people provides her with enormous gratification and pride. That passion carries through to her personal life as well. She thoroughly enjoys spending her free time outdoors with family, friends, and loved ones on, by, or in the beautiful gulf and bay waters near Tampa.