JENNIFER HALE is Senior Vice President, People & Culture at Assurant, a Fortune 300 insurance company. In her role, she is driving transformative change in the Assurant Specialty Property business by developing the strategy, infrastructure and tools to foster a culture of engagement, learning and performance. Ms. Hale focuses on driving a talent strategy that changes the way people interact with their teams, empowering employees to create grassroots culture change in support of business strategy and enhancing business results. She is also responsible for Talent and Organizational Development initiatives that align employees with key business initiatives, helps ready them for the right job at the right time and enables them to succeed and thrive in their roles.

Prior to joining Assurant in 2009, Ms. Hale founded her own management and organization development consulting practice, Organizational Impact in 1998. She provided executive coaching and senior leadership development support to industry leaders including AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, ING Financial Services International, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Yum Brands.

Ms. Hale began her career with Arthur Andersen, where she consulted with mid-size and Fortune 500 client organizations undergoing significant change. Following her tenure with Arthur Andersen, she joined ING Financial Services International as the Director of Management Development, where she was responsible for the design, development and deployment of all regional and global management and organization development initiatives.

Ms. Hale holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies & English Literature. She is a certified facilitator in over 15 renowned leadership programs and continues to deliver speaking engagements on executive coaching and leadership development internationally. Ms. Hale is a member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS). She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Alliance Theater and provides advisory services to several educational institutions throughout greater Atlanta.