Kym Hess

People Strategist

Kym Hess has been a champion for talent leadership and development for over 20 years. Her passion for human resources was ignited while pioneering the development of human resource practices at Snelling Personnel Services. She went on to spend ten years as a human resource consultant for small- and medium-sized organizations, followed by nine years as a Human Resources Director at a leading Public Accounting Firm. Kym is a strategic, big-picture thinker with an understanding of culture and branding, and on emphasis on talent management, policy development, supervisor training and coaching, and organizational operations. Possessing a keen business acumen, she will transform your human resource practices on the road to success whether just beginning, or already amidst your human resources development journey. From the manufacturing floor to the boardroom Kym enjoys bringing innovative and practical solutions that forge exceptional workplace environments.

Additional HR Experience

  • Yeo & Yeo, PC, Director of Human Resources
  • DBR – Innovative HR Consulting, Owner/Consultant
  • Snelling Personnel Services, Director of Personnel & Marketing


  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Greater Lansing Society for Human Resource Management (GLSHRM)
  • Mid Michigan Association for Talent Development (ATD)


  • Employee Handbooks Maximize Communication, Corp! Magazine 2010
  • To Be or Not To Be Exempt? A Review of the Administrative Exemption; Small Business Association of Michigan – Power Boost 2016

Leadership & Volunteering

  • Michigan HR Day, Planning Co-chair & Director of Volunteers

Presentations, Speaking & Webinars

  • GLSHRM – Workforce Readiness
  • Lansing Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Association
  • Michigan Boaters Association
  • Michigan Society of Association Executives – ORGPRO