Hilary Kanyi, SHRM-SCP

HR Generalist

Hilary strives to build company culture and programs that truly support employees, serving as JA’s HR Generalist.

Hilary Kanyi started her career as a Marketing Consultant, selling marketing packages and services to authors to help them promote their books. During that time, Hilary found that true enrichment came with the territory of connecting with individuals from across the world among various industry verticals. She cherished this human connection and found herself transitioning into Recruiting and Human Resources.

Hilary noted, “Success is important to me – figuring out what that looks like for myself and others AND achieving it/helping others to do so. Developing myself and those around me gives me energy.”

Hilary is a SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), MPO Certified Analyst for personality assessments, and a Certified Mentor with Engage Mentoring.

Hilary earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a double major in Marketing and International Business, as well as a minor in Sociology, while attending Indiana University Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business. During her time as a student, Hilary noted her efforts in acquiring various instrumental skills, such as flexibility, problem-solving, communication, cultural diversity, and adaptation, especially during a semester abroad at the City University of Hong Kong. Hilary worked vigorously with two part-time jobs and was actively involved in the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, the Christian Student Fellowship, the IU Dance Marathon, and the Tae Kwon Do Club, where she earned her red/black belt.

Hilary finds fulfillment in giving back to organizations that are important to her. She participates as a Leader and Mentor of 4 local teen parents through Parent Life, volunteers for the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, assists with Habitat for Humanity Builds for local families, serves on a Committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, serves on the Bloomington Montessori School Board, and is President-Elect for SCIHRA (South Central Indiana Human Resources Association).

Hilary loves going on adventures with her son – whether it is a trip to the Farmer’s Market, or exploring a new city. She is a travel enthusiast and enjoys learning about new cultures. In her spare time, she loves to cook, especially when it involves exploring new recipes and introducing others to them. She is passionate about supporting local businesses, including Bloomington restaurants, and she has a standing goal to try each restaurant in Bloomington at least once. She also frequents the plays at the local theater, Constellation, with friends in her downtime.