Jessica Gofforth is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and holds a degree in Business Management, with an emphasis in Human Resources. Gofforth has been very active with SHRM since her early college days. She has held various leadership positions, including President of the student SHRM chapter at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI-SHRM), and College Relations director for the Iowa SHRM State Council. Gofforth is currently the Director of YP Activities for the Iowa SHRM State Council and Chair of the College Relations Committee for her local chapter Tri-State Human Resources Association (TRIHRA). Gofforth was a guest speaker for the 2013 North Central SHRM Student Conference, and has been featured in the SHRM HR Magazine and UNI Alumni Magazine.
Gofforth is currently the HR Manager for Bemis Company, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that specializes in flexible packaging solutions, headquartered in Neenah, WI, where she oversees the site HR team for a plant in Southwest Wisconsin. Gofforth has previous experience in talent acquisition, college relations, leadership development and employee relations in the manufacturing, supply chain & logistics, and aviation & defense industries.
She resides in Dubuque, IA where she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, as well as being a volunteer and mentor within her community. She’s excited to join the SHRM YPAC team and hopes to use her own experiences and career development to provide opportunities to further develop other young HR professionals!