Joyce Hess is an Associate Vice President leading the Human Resources team at Pennoni, a multidisciplinary engineering science, survey, and planning firm. In her leadership role at Pennoni, she is responsible for overseeing talent acquisition, learning and development, HRIS, total rewards, management coaching, performance management, succession planning and employee relations for Pennoni’s 1,200 plus employees across 35 offices in ten states.
With more than 18 years of experience in human resources, she has been recognized for her innovative approach in developing high-caliber teams focusing on strategic business goals, driving leadership excellence through progressive development programs, as well as developing innovative total rewards programs for employees.
Joyce has experience in acquisition integration strategies and working with global, cross-functional teams while sustaining high employee engagement and driving revenue growth.
Prior to her time at Pennoni, Joyce served as Vice President of Human Resources for Bentley Systems. She twice received Bentley’s Corporate Keystone Award in recognition of her commitment, leadership, and cohesive influence in the corporate world.
She is a fellow in the International Society of Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS-FELLOW), a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR), as well as a DDI Certified Facilitator.