SAS VP of HR Jenn Mann named Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year

HRO Today magazine recognizes Mann for innovative excellence in HR

Jenn Mann, Vice President of Human Resources at business analytics leader SAS, has been recognized by HRO Today magazine as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the Year.

The CHRO of the Year award recognizes CHROs that help drive workforce initiatives through innovation with measurable excellence in employee engagement and retention to prove it. These CHROs are responsible for providing leadership to ensure talent acquisition and retention, business growth, and a culture that can lead in a global workforce.

“SAS’ global HR team is critical to our company’s on-going recognition as a great place to work. Under Jenn’s leadership, the team provides innovative programs that support our employees and our culture.” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight.

Mann has more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, with 17 of those at SAS where she currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources.

“I’m honored to be recognized alongside so many other talented HR professionals. This award would not be possible without the leadership and confidence of a CEO who believes in the importance of people and the work we do in HR. We are fortunate to have a supportive environment that allows us to be creative and innovative in all that we do. I am proud of our great HR team, and our balanced role as stewards of the SAS culture and drivers of programs that improve employee and company performance,” said Mann.

Mann leads an HR organization that engages a global workforce of more than 14,000 employees with diverse talents and skills. SAS has been ranked on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list since its inception. This recognition includes multiple number one rankings in the US, as well as the World's Best Multinational Workplaces from Great Place to Work®, garnering accolades across the globe for its workplace culture and commitment to innovation. 

Her workplace culture insights have been shared in The Wall Street JournalUS News and World Report, Forbes, CBS, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and The GREAT Workplace by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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