Kelly Barns

Kelly Barns brings more than 19 years of experience in a variety of leadership and technical public-sector human resources and risk management roles, including analyst, risk manager, assistant director and director of human resources in municipal government.

Kelly is a well-rounded practitioner, with broad and deep knowledge and experience in talent acquisition, labor relations, classification and compensation, policy and contract development, performance management, employee engagement, leaves and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) administration and management, training and development, legal compliance, business strategy and change management, workplace investigations, health and safety, Workers' Compensation, employee benefits, liability administration and management, and universal human resources and risk management administration.

Kelly provides human resources associate support throughout each project role, primarily consisting of project and technical support in classification analysis, interviews with employees and management, compensation data collection and analysis, internal job analysis, and development of recommendations.

Kelly has a passion for engaging, collaborating with and supporting clients, strengthening employee relations and community partnerships. Kelly is dedicated to helping organizations and leaders navigate change, and define and implement their human resources strategies.

Kelly has a degree in business administration and management, is a Human Resources Certified Professional through International Public Management Association of Human Resources (IPMA-CP) and has a Senior Professional Human Resources Certificate (SPHR). Kelly has served on committees and boards, focused on a variety of human resources, risk management, and business strategy affairs and goals.

Kelly joined Koff & Associates in March 2022. Koff & Associates joined Gallagher in 2021.