Denise Kestner

Chief Talent Officer
HR Practice Leader

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Denise's personal motto is: "Floridian by birth, Gator by the grace of God." Outside of work, Denise can be found with her two children, cruising around in her mini-van and zipping in and out of Kroger no less than 5 times per week.
Denise has over 23 years of direct experience in the Human Resources field including Master's degrees in both Vocational Counseling and Labor Relations, work experience as a Human Resources and Management Senior Professional in Human Resources as well as over 8 years as an Adjunct Professor at two universities where she was awarded numerous teaching awards.

Denise attained a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida in Psychology. She also received her Master's Degree from the University of Florida in Health Science with a concentration in Vocational and Rehabilitation Counseling. She went on to earn her second Master's Degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources and Management from Ohio State University. She graduated from both graduate programs with honors.