Donna Kimmel

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Citrix

Donna Kimmel is the senior vice president and chief people officer of Citrix, a leading $3.28 billion multinational technology company that makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. She is responsible for all aspects of identifying, fostering and developing top talent as well as overseeing organizational strategies that maximize engagement and position the company to win in the marketplace.

With more than 30 years of experience in creating and implementing successful global talent programs that drive business results, Donna is a trusted Human Resources leader who believes in creating a diverse and engaged teams that enable the extraordinary. Throughout her career she has delivered comprehensive people programs, led large scale end-to-end business initiatives (including corporate reorganizations, spin-offs—from public to private to public—and integrations for global M&A activities), and catalyzed cultural transformations.

Donna earned a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Delaware. She is an active member of the community and serves on serves on the Equality Means Business Advisory Board, the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and the Board of Directors for the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Donna Kimmel


Believe It Or Not: Organizational Transformation and HR Simplification Can Go Hand-In-Hand

The future of work is all about change at an unprecedented pace. As organizations evolve, how does HR continue to improve the employee experience from hire to retire? For starters, we can make it easier for HR to thrive and the business to depend on HR’s leadership and expertise.

Donna Kimmel, SVP and Chief People Officer, at Citrix will share key insights behind success during transformations and lessons learned when things didn’t go according to plan. Find out her secret weapon for navigating change at all levels of the organization and building a strong HR function in the process.

You will learn:

How to calculate True North: Tips for building a strategy to ensure successful comprehensive people and organizational solutions in any environment
How to chase simplification, not perfection: True simplification is never achieved.  As people and businesses innovate, learn how to take a critical eye to our systems, practices and protocols
What lies ahead ...

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