Founding PartnerCompany: Spectra Diversity
Role: Session Presenter
Session: No Staff. No Resources. No Problem. (S6-D)
Patricia Jesperson, MBA, is a founding partner in Spectra Diversity, a technology company most known for the Spectra Diversity Inclusion Assessment (SDIA). Patricia has 25-plus years of experience working on the people-side of business. Previously as a vice president at ProGroup (now part of Korn Ferry), Patricia began working with Fortune 500 clients such as United Parcel Service, American Express, BP Amoco, Deloitte and others to provide diversity and inclusion communication solutions.
Continuing her passion for creative problem solving, she was an inaugural member of Aflac’s national Broker Development Initiative. In this role, she worked with broker/consultants to introduce broader choice and creative delivery options to benefit programs—much of what is being employed by talent-sensitive employers who seek millennial talent. Rounding out her dynamic experience, Patricia joined Arthur J. Gallagher to bring a suite of people solutions to employers embroiled in what we see today as the war for talent. Her passion is with mid-market organizations whose creative approach to attracting, retaining, and engaging top talent will need to be disproportionately greater than the realities of limited HR and financial resources when compared to larger competitors who seek the same talent.
Patricia’s additional work in the space has included: Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters—board member, chair, Professional Development Committee; Minnesota Chamber of Commerce—chair, Education and Workforce Development Committee; Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters—Professional Development Committee; Financial Executive International, Twin Cities—strategic partner; Minnesota Society for Human Resources Management—State Director of Diversity & Inclusion; National Association of Independent Financial Advisors, Minnesota Chapter—board member; and more.