Huron Consulting Appoints Chief HR Officer from Search by Hanold Associates


Huron Consulting has appointed Kristen Bruner as Chief HR Officer. Hanold Associates’ Sandra Peña and Adam Watson led the search for this role.

As Chief HR Officer, Kristen will support Huron’s transformation as it implements its new operating model, redefining what a $1 billion professional services firm looks like with a focus on growing revenue, investing in capacity and investing in people. Kristen will build and operationalize Huron’s engagement and talent management strategy that will best enable the company’s growth plans. In this role, Kristen will lead of team of 125 and have a dual reporting relationship to Huron’s CEO Mark Hussey and new COO J. Ronald Dail. Prior to joining Huron, Kristen served as a Chief HR and Communications Officer at W.L. Gore & Associates in addition to her 18-year career at Boeing.

Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with clients. The company brings a depth of expertise in strategy, operations, business advisory services, technology and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the healthcare, higher education and commercial sectors. Huron has worked with more than 450 health systems, hospitals and academic medical centers; more than 400 colleges, universities and research institutions and hundreds of Fortune 500 and midsize commercial businesses. Headquartered in Chicago, Huron has a global team of more than 4,500 employees and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ as HURN with a market cap that exceeds $1.35 billion.