Not yet a Member?
Extroverts and introverts each bring their own contributions to the workforce.
Is your employee handbook ready for the New Year? With SHRM’s Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Get the HR education you need without travel expenses or time out of the office.
Join us in Chicago for the latest trends and technology in talent management, and what to expect in the future.
Meet the Millennials who are leading HR into the future.
In college, Jessica Gofforth planned to study law. But an HR management class she took during her freshman year at the University of Northern Iowa made her change her mind. By the time she was a senior, she was president of the university’s SHRM student chapter. Ultimately, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management with an emphasis on HR.
Today, the 26-year-old human resource business partner supports employees at Bemis Co. Inc., a global manufacturer of flexible packing products in Lancaster, Wis. She says SHRM has been an indispensable aid in her job.
"Having all the tools and resources on the website is really great," she says.
In addition to her full-time job, Gofforth, an Iowa resident, also holds several volunteer leadership positions with the Iowa SHRM State Council. Her efforts have brought visibility and recognition to the activities of student chapters through various networking opportunities.
Three years ago, she started working on launching a student and young professionals track at the Iowa SHRM State Conference. The track was offered in 2016 and attracted about 60 attendees.
Gofforth says she plans to continue her efforts to nurture the next generation of HR leaders.
Back to full 30 under 30 list.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Choose from dozens of free webcasts on the most timely HR topics.
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies