Jennifer Bass, J.D.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Industry: Technology | Energy | Management Consulting
Jennifer Bass is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Encino Energy. She is a global business executive, human resources expert, board member and management consultant. Most recently she was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Venari Executive Committee. Earlier, Ms. Bass was the Vice President of Human Resources at Direct Energy (DE – North American Subsidiary of Centrica PLC). During her tenure at DE, she led numerous acquisitions including the strategic acquisition of Hess Energy Marketing and a divestiture worth $1 billion in Canada. She also developed and deployed the talent acquisition and leadership development strategy and led the Employee Relations function for North America.
Jennifer has a combined 20 years of experience in legal, consulting and human resources areas. Before joining DE, she has 15 years progressive consulting experience: over 9 years with Resources Global, a consultancy previously owned by Deloitte & Touché before going public in 2000. Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a practicing labor and employment attorney.
After undergraduate studies at Texas State University, graduating with a Bachelors, Business Administration (BBA), she returned to Houston to attend South Texas College of Law, graduating with her Juris Doctorate (JD). Jennifer is a certified Senior Human Resources Management Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is active in the community with the Gulf Coast Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is on the Board of Trustees at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. Jennifer is an inaugural Member of the Executive Advisory Board for High Performance Network℠, the premier leadership development network for current and emerging leaders from first-line supervisors to executive management and board members and advisors.
Jennifer lives in Houston, married with two children.