Jennifer Naughton, SPHR, Masters in Education


Jennifer has 25+ years of experience in the selection and training industries. She is passionate about assessing, building, and credentialing the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the globe.

Jennifer is a Principal Consultant at AERE, specializing in talent development, competency modeling, and certification consultation. Prior to working with AERE, Jennifer was the senior director at ATD, a membership organization dedicated to serving talent development professionals, and at the ATD Certification Institute, which certified them. While at ATD, Jennifer was responsible for the start-up and the performance of the entire certification business. Her accomplishments included launching two industry-wide competency models, two global certification programs, and designing the innovative stackable credentialing framework into which they fit. Prior to ATD, Jennifer was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and a Research Scientist at HumRRO, focused on human capital projects and initiatives for the federal workforce.

Jennifer has a Master’s in Education from the George Washington University, and is SPHR certified and a Certified Product Manager. She lives in Arlington, VA with her cats Snowshoe and Jack.

– Jennifer Naughton, SPHR, Masters in Education – Principal Consultant