Shannon Hobbs

Shannon Hobbs

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer


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Shannon Hobbs is senior vice president and Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer for American Century Investments®.

Ms. Hobbs, who joined American Century Investments in 2020, leads the Human Resources team as it partners with company leaders to develop strong workplace practices designed to contribute to the success of the global asset management firm's clients, employees, owners and communities. She oversees diversity, equity and inclusion; recruiting; talent management; learning and development; rewards; HR data and analytics; and community investments. She also serves on the company's Management Committee, the senior leadership team responsible for establishing and executing strategic priorities.

She is executive co-sponsor of American Century’s Accelerate business resource group, which is focused on accelerating change to engage, inspire and develop the women of American Century Investments to drive total business performance and establish a strong reputation as a company where women want to work and thrive. 

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Hobbs served in HR leadership roles for 10 years at JPMorgan Chase, most recently as a managing director and head of talent. In that position, she developed a global talent strategy to ensure a reliable and capable flow of skilled professionals at all levels of the firm. She also was responsible for global talent management and learning and development for the company's 250,000 employees including overseeing performance assessments, succession planning, career development and employee and leadership development. During her time at JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Hobbs also served as head of human resources for the commercial bank division, HR lead for investor services within the corporate and investment bank, head of learning and development for JPMorgan corporate and interim head of HR for the bank's operations in France. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hobbs held senior HR positions at Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Hobbs earned a master's degree in organizational development from Golden State University and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of South Carolina.