Jessica Utley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Human Resources Director

Jessica Utley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Human Resources Director

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Contact

Phone: 615-309-2330
Fax: 615-309-2630
jutley@lbmc.com

Location

Nashville

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Jessica L. Utley is the Director of Human Resources for LBMC, PC, the largest regional CPA and professional services firm based in Tennessee as well as the LBMC Family of Companies.

In her role at LBMC, Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations and creating the overall strategy of human resources for LBMC.  Her duties include talent acquisition for entry-level and experienced hires, onboarding, employee retention, overall employee satisfaction, performance management processes, and continuing foster an environment where LBMC is considered an Employer of Choice in each Tennessee market.  Jessica provides guidance to the LBMC, PC coaching program and serves on the steering committee of LBMC WIN (Women’s Initiative Network) both of which work to provide employees the tools and resources that need to continue their professional development to take on additional responsibility at LBMC.

Certifications

Jessica participates in professional groups such as the

  • AICPA
  • PCPS Human Capital group
  • LEA Human Resources
  • SIG
  • local MT-SHRM networking and educational opportunities
  • completed the MT-SHRM Leadership Development Program
  • holds Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute
  • holds Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society of Human Resource Management

Experience

In addition to her experience at LBMC, Jessica has significant expertise in providing human resources direction at a regional level including high volume staffing, employee and management development, relocation, succession planning and corporate training.  Jessica truly has a passion for identifying top talent and developing them into the thought leaders within an organization.

Community Involvement

Jessica supports several professional and civic organizations, including:

  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    • Member of the National Chapter
  • Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management (MT-SHRM)
    • Member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter
  • Volunteer for several charitable and community groups including:
    • United Way of Williamson County as the LBMC campaign chair, allocations committee and a member of the Medius Circle board of directors.
    • St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, events in Nashville
    • Williamson County Schools, Clovercroft Elementary PTO

Outside the Office

Jessica resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and two children.  She spends most mornings attending a 5:15 a.m. boot camp class and runs 5Ks, obstacle courses and relay races throughout the year. She can be found supporting her children on the sidelines of soccer fields on most weekends.

Education

  • Middle Tennessee State University, Bachelor of Business Administration degree, emphasis in Human Resources
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