University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jenny Kvistad

Credentials: MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Position title: Director, DoIT Human Resources

Email: jenny.kvistad@wisc.edu

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As Director of DoIT Human Resources, Jenny leads the team responsible for the division’s recruitment, employee relations, organizational development, payroll and benefits. She collaborates with various campus and private-sector colleagues to establish innovative HR solutions. She is particularly passionate about improving workplace results and environment through professional development. 

Jenny began her career journey in law school and eventually found her way to human resources.  She has enjoyed HR in various industries including banking, manufacturing and call centers. She earned her undergraduate degree from UW–⁠Madison in International Relations and Portuguese. She obtained her MBA, Human Resources emphasis, from UW‑Whitewater and holds advanced certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) and the HR Certification Institute (SPHR).