As Head of Global Benefits & Well-being, Kristy developed and oversees the strategy behind JLL's employee benefits for 103,000+ employees in 80+ countries around the world. With over 30 years of Benefits experience, she expertly designs benefits programs that improve the lives and overall health of JLL's employees and their families.
Prior to JLL, she worked for CBRE as Vice President of Global Benefits, where she led the Global Benefits Team ensuring the completion of a Global Benefits Inventory covering all 67 countries and 110,000 employees. She also spent significant time focused on compliance and building a benefits governance structure. As the Senior Director of Total Global Rewards at Comcast NBCUniversal, Kristy set up the International COE for Total Rewards, led the design and execution of the international benefits
strategy, and realized substantial cost savings for the company. In her previous roles, Kristy was the Senior Director of Global Benefits for Carlson, Inc., a global hospitality company, and the Director of Global Benefits for Graco Inc., a global manufacturing company. In both roles, she was responsible for all aspects of these organizations’ domestic and international employee benefit programs, including leading the benefits function for many mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Prior to Graco, Kristy managed
global and domestic employee benefits in the high-tech industry and also worked in the third-party administrator field.
Kristy has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits with a focus on both domestic and international benefit plans. Her expertise spans the entire spectrum of benefits programs, including health and welfare programs and qualified and non-qualified retirement programs, both domestically and globally. She obtained her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Kristy has also earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the Wharton School of Business and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, as well as the Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designations through WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.
Kristy lives in Wisconsin with her fiancé Matt and their dog and two cats. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her three grown children (Brad 30, Brian 27, and Lexie 22) and Matt’s two (Lincoln 33, and Colton 28). She spends her free time playing volleyball, bowling, baking, and entertaining.