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Jena Burgess


CEO, Coach Jena B. LLC

Jena Burgess, PHR (BIO) Jena Burgess, PHR is the CEO & Founder of Coach Jena B. LLC a career coaching and consulting company. Jena leverages her recruiting experience in Fortune 500’s, nonprofits, start ups, and financial institutions to empower professionals to create a career of choice. Jena is a part of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) educational programming committee and also serves as a board member for HBCU Career Development Marketplace. 


Armed with unique industry experience and engagement on college campuses, Jena launched a boutique career coaching and consulting company to serve the needs of early career professionals. Jena has taken her experience of creating options in a challenging economy and built curriculums that empower young people to “write their own ticket.” Jena has combined life coaching with career coaching to maximize results. Individual coaching is not enough. Jena works directly with universities, colleges, and companies to prepare talent for what she calls, the “changing workforce.” 



Work Experience

Non Profit – Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, Fundraising and Development Fortune 500 – Becton Dickinson and Company, University Relations

Start-up – BrightWire, University Talent Acquisition

Big 4 – Ernst and Young, Campus Recruitment & Diversity

Insurance – ACE Group, Early Career Development Program Recruitment



Syracuse University, May 2009

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications 

Bachelor of Science: Television Radio Film Minor: Leadership


Certifications & Awards

● Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

● Gamification Master Level: The utilization of game mechanics to engage prospective new hires and current employees

● Top Recruiter Award 2013: University of Connecticut National Association of Black Accountants student organization


Professional Affiliations

Board Member - HBCU Career Development Marketplace Inc. Board of Directors The HBCU Career Development Marketplace Inc. is centered around a national conference designed to inform and educate new entrants into the workforce about corporate America.



Keynote: Binghamton University, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Chapter 2015

Instructor: Travelers’ EDGE Diversity Program 2015

Guest: Opportunity Network, “Me Uncovered” 2015

Guest: Villanova University, Multicultural Business Association 2015

Guest: Baruch College, “Black in the Boardroom” Panel 2014, “Breaking Barriers” Workshop 2015

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