Jenn Mann

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at SAS Institute

Jenn Mann leads a global HR organization that acts as stewards of the SAS culture and engages a diverse workforce of more than 14,000 employees. She is responsible for developing and guiding SAS’ talent management philosophy, as well as articulating the organization’s strategy for acquiring, developing, rewarding and retaining the best talent.

Her workplace culture insights have been shared in The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, CBS, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, The Huffington Post, and The Great Workplace by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin. Mann was selected as HRO Magazine’s Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year in 2015 and was recognized in WomenInc Magazine's 2019 list of Most Influential Corporate Directors in 2019.

In an interview with, Mann explained her work-life balance philosophy: “At SAS, our goal is to offer meaningful work for our employees, an empowering management philosophy, and a world-class work environment that includes services and benefits to make employees’ lives easier at work and in their personal lives. This allows them to be motivated, creative and innovative in our software development. It's critical for us to provide a workplace that incentivizes great talent.” This leadership philosophy, shared by SAS’ entire executive board, has resulted in numerous accolades across the globe for workplace culture and commitment to innovation.

Mann joined SAS in 1998, working initially with executive leadership on employee performance and organizational effectiveness programs. She managed an HR team supporting Worldwide Marketing and R&D divisions before taking on her current role in 2008. Prior to joining SAS, Mann held HR leadership roles in high-tech manufacturing, health care and academia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and business from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She serves on the HR advisory board for North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management, the board of trustees for Meredith College and the executive leadership committee for the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign, and chairs the talent and compensation committee at United Community Bank.



  • EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

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