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Ken Keener

NiSource

Ken Keener, SPHR, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. He leads the human resources function to enable high performance, build competitive talent, shape the health of the company's culture and deliver a rewarding employee experience. He is responsible for NiSource's HR business partnering, employee relations, talent management, organization development, labor relations, compensation, benefits, and inclusion & diversity functions.

Ken is responsible for strengthening NiSource and its people, organizations and culture, an area in which he holds more than 25 years of experience.

He assumed his current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer on August 1, 2019. In December 2018, Ken was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources. He returned to NiSource as Vice President, Talent & Organization Effectiveness in 2012. Previously he served as Director, Leader & Organization Development for AEP. He also served in a similar capacity at Nationwide Insurance. From 1995 - 2004 he worked in organization development for Columbia Gas. Prior to that we was a consultant at Drake Beam Morin and Manager of Human Resources at United HealthCare.

Ken brings more than 30 years of progressive experience in human resources. He earned his bachelor's degree in organizational communication with a concentration in human resource management from The Ohio State University. Ken also earned his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resources, his designation as a Certified Compensation Professional from World at Work, and holds a wide range of certifications and training in leadership assessment and development.

Ken serves on the board of Saint Vincent Family Center, a unique residential and daytime mental and behavioral health treatment center for children and youth.

 

 

 

 

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