Jennifer Mann has passionately advocated change and innovation in a professional career spanning two decades. Mann joined SAS in 1998 where she worked closely with executive leadership on employee performance and organizational effectiveness initiatives.
Promoted into management, Mann led a human resources (HR) team supporting Worldwide Marketing and Research and Development Divisions. In 2008, she was promoted to her current role as vice president of HR where she is responsible for developing and guiding SAS’ HR vision and articulating the organization’s strategy to help acquire, develop, reward and retain the best talent. Today, Mann leads a global HR organization that acts as a steward of the SAS culture and engages a global workforce of over 13,000 with diverse talents and skills. SAS has been ranked on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list since the list’s 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 Journal, US World News and Report, CBS MoneyWatch.com, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN and The GREAT Workplace by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin. Mann was selected as a 2014 finalist for Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year by HRO Magazine. Prior to joining SAS, Mann held HR leadership roles in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, healthcare and academia. Mann received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She serves on the advisory council at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management, as well as the board of directors for the North Carolina Marbles Kids Museum.