Kerry Anne Eales

Chief Human Resources Officer

Kerry joined Smith & Howard in 2021 as the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the firm, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation.

Kerry is a strategic human resource leader with almost 20 years of experience leading human resource organizations and efforts in large global companies. She is specifically skilled in recruiting, training, labor relations, compliance and performance management.

Kerry graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with majors in Psychology, Sociology and Criminology and a minor in Statistics. Kerry and her husband moved to the United States . from Johannesburg, South Africa in 2009. They live in Vinings with their two highly energetic Labrador retrievers. When not at work, Kerry enjoys listening to music, traveling and relieving stress with CrossFit, yoga or Pilates.