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Jennifer Sides | Anders CPA

Jennifer M. Sides, PHR

Chief People Officer
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  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Learning and Development
  • Retention and Engagement
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Relations and Morale
  • Performance Management

Professional Profile

As the Chief People Officer at Anders, Jennifer develops the firm’s strategy for compensation, benefits, employee engagement, compliance and employee relations, among other initiatives. Since starting at Anders, Jennifer has been instrumental in building the firm’s presence on college campuses, from just one school to more than a dozen all over the country. Her role in campus recruitment has evolved to include recruitment strategy and maintaining relationships with faculty. To introduce students to the firm, Jennifer started the Discover Anders: A Day in the Life summer leadership program, and now oversees the planning and improvement of the program. Jennifer is actively engaged in employee development and retention, and she plays a large role in facilitating the professional growth of employees through Anders University and other development opportunities.

Joined the firm in 2006

Education & Certifications

  • B.A., Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA)
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
    • Auxiliary Member
  • AAIM Employers Association (AAIMEA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • National Human Resources Association (NHRA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management of Greater St. Louis
  • Compensation and Benefits Network (CBN)
  • Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) Global
    • Human Resources Steering Committee
    • Learning and Development Steering Committee
  • TalentCircle
    • Advisory Board Member

Community Leadership

  • Alzheimer’s Association – St. Louis Chapter
    • Chair, Young Ambassadors
    • Volunteer, Walk to End Alzheimer’s
    • Volunteer, Longest Day
    • Volunteer, Affair to Remember
  • Southeast Missouri State University
    • Harrison College of Business Advisory Board Member
    • Career Preparedness Task Force Member
    • Student Mentor
  • Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association
  • St. Louis University Career Resource Center
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Boomer Consulting
    • Talent Circle Advisory Board Member


  • 2022 HR Honoree, St. Louis Business Journal
  • 2015 Young Alumni Merit Award, Southeast Missouri State University


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