Dena Gergen is the human resources generalist at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. As a member of the HR team, she is responsible for working directly with students, staff, and faculty with employee relations, recruiting/hiring, HR policies and procedures, compensation/payroll, benefits, performance management, employee engagement, and the overall HR life cycle.
Prior to joining the Humphrey School staff, Dena supported litigation and various legal areas at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Prior to her time at BCBSM, Inc., she spent 11 years at Target headquarters, working in a variety of roles in finance and human resources throughout the organization. Dena holds a BA in management from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and is a Certified Professional in HR from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).