Assistant Vice President of Distribution Talent Development
As assistant vice president of Distribution Talent Development, Jessica is responsible for leading adviser recruiting, retention, and sales leadership development. She is focused on supporting Penn Mutual’s strategic growth efforts by cultivating talent with passion and strong goals who can envision themselves growing and shaping their career at Penn Mutual; developing and engaging authentic leaders with a collaborative mindset; and promoting high performing culture with a shared sense of belonging.
Jessica has held various positions in diversity and inclusion, human resources, operations, sales, and other corporate functions with companies in the professional services and pharmaceutical distribution industries.
Jessica started her career with ARAMARK and worked in a variety of food service operations roles with increasing responsibilities before transitioning to a human resources function where she developed a high school internship program. Later, Jessica was in charge of leading strategic workforce planning before moving into a sales function where she managed large national account portfolios.
Jessica then became responsible for supplier diversity where she was charged with enhancing the ability to gain and retain business, promote capacity, and create policies that promote operational efficiency. She then led a global diversity and inclusion strategy and managed corporate partnerships with key external and industry organizations that aligned with business goals.
While with AmerisourceBergen, Jessica was the Director of Diversity and Inclusion where she was responsible for integrating global diversity and inclusion practices into business strategies as well as the enhancement of a diverse and high performing workforce.
Jessica was recently recognized as the 2017 LIMRA’s Rising Stars in Distribution. She serves as an Ambassador to the Elevate Leadership Forum by the University of California San Diego, a member of the Board of Directors for the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, a committee member of Women’s Business Enterprise Council, and a member of Partners of Excellence with the Women in Insurance and Financial Services. She holds a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from University of Phoenix.