Jason McKenna is the global head of Human
Resources for Philips Respironics, where he is responsible for the design and
implementation of the human resources strategy with a focus on developing
enabling strategies to respond to changing business needs. He also serves as a global strategic business
partner on the executive leadership team to identify and address key business
challenges and bring talent management expertise and capabilities to strategic
decisions and initiatives.
Jason received a United States Army
Officer commission and graduated as a distinguished military graduate in 1996
through the ROTC program at the University of Central Florida. Upon completion of the United States Army
Flight School, Jason was assigned to the 229th Attack Helicopter
Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During this assignment, he served as an attack helicopter platoon
leader, headquarters and Headquarters Company executive officer, and regiment
assistant operations officer. Upon
completion of his tour at Fort Bragg, he served a tour in the 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, as the assistant G-3 (Air). After his tour in Korea, he served as the
company commander of Alpha Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, and ended
his career in the military with the rank of major and as an assistant professor
of Military Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Upon completion of his military career and
completion of a Master of Arts Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2005), Jason was hired by Highmark, Inc.
(Blue Cross/Blue Shield). He held
numerous positions at Highmark ranging from leadership and career development
consultant, HR consultant, manager - HR Strategy and Program Management, and
director, HR Administration. He
transitioned to Philips in January 2013.
In addition to his master’s degree, Jason
holds the senior professional in human resources certification, SHRM senior
certified professional certification, master’s certificate in project
management from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business, and is
certified as an executive coach.