Jenna Nelson has been with Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated in Tampa, Florida, since August, 1993. In her current role as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Nelson 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 human resource professionals who are responsible for ensuring the Company’s critical HR programs empower more than 50,000 employees to learn, grow and effectively support over 250 multinational clients. Ms. Nelson plays a vital role 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, Ms. Nelson 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 resource activities for third country nationals, local nationals and Americans working abroad. Ms. Nelson serves as the Board Chair for Feeding Tampa Bay; a member of the country’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization.
Ms. Nelson’s passion is people, so working for SYKES in her role 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 off of Tampa Bay.