Jerri Irby

Jerri Irby serves as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer of TriHealth based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to TriHealth, she served as the chair over the Human Resources Workforce Practice at Mayo Clinic, based out of its headquarters in Rochester, Minnesota.

In this capacity, Irby led all human resources centers of expertise (COEs) 170 professionals across the country responsible for the delivery of expert high-value services such as compensation and benefits, learning and development, people analytics, and engagement and wellbeing strategies that align with Mayo’s strong and unique values-aligned culture. With responsibility for driving the strategic direction of the HR function, Irby worked as a collaborator with other system leaders, defining and activating the current and future talent needs that align with patient-care and organizational growth goals.

Irby brings a diverse background of experience to her profession, having also served in senior human resources roles across other industries, including financial services, insurance and manufacturing. Prior to joining Mayo, Irby served as the vice president of Human Resources at Wake Forest Baptist Health, leading the Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Employee Assistance (EAP), HR Compliance and HR Business Partnership teams.

Irby spent the earlier years of her career with Accenture, consulting on business operations and processes, and becoming knowledgeable in Lean Six Sigma methodologies and practices. Over the course of her career, Irby has supported many companies through growth and change, and has dedicated herself to helping organizations engage and retain their talented team members in order to achieve business success.

Irby earned a degree in mathematics from Spelman College, a master's degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, and her MBA from Stanford University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as well as The Links, Inc., which consists of over 10,000 Black women committed to serving their communities. With a passion for arts, Irby serves on the Board for nationally known arts and culture centers, museums, and educational institutions, although her greatest passion is embracing the many gifts that come with raising two young children.