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Jennifer Gunter. Photo by Aaron Bristol
Jennifer Gunter, SHRM-CP, studied public administration as an undergraduate with the intention of becoming a U.S. ambassador. She did become an ambassador—but for human resources.
An internship sparked her interest in HR, showing her the pivotal role the discipline can play in helping an organization achieve its goals. As a result, she went on to earn her master’s degree in human resource management.
A self-described “HR enthusiast,” Gunter is particularly passionate about assisting others who are seeking to develop their HR careers. She serves as a mentor and coach for other HR practitioners as vice president of the HR Florida State Council, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). And as past president of her local SHRM chapter, the Human Resources Association of Palm Beach County, she led a team of volunteers that increased the chapter’s membership by 15 percent, to 500 members.
What’s your work philosophy?
Give 100 percent each and every day. Ensure quality in all that you do. Be a team player, and never take your position for granted.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Early in life, my parents, educators and members of my local community taught me that nothing was impossible if I worked hard and demonstrated dedication and excellence. In other words, they taught me to never give up on pursuing my dreams.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
Listening to music and attending comedy shows. Music and laughter center me as a person. Music, particularly gospel music, makes me feel good. And the world is so busy these days, with everyone constantly running, you’ve just got to take time to laugh. If I can encourage others, I would say “Make sure not to take yourself so seriously that you can’t laugh at a situation.”
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