Donna Gerdes

Human Resources Director

As Director of Human Resources at Sendero, Donna’s primary responsibility is to provide oversight of compliance with regulations, facilitate performance management administration, and complete salary benchmarking and management. She also plays a key role providing support and guidance for Sendero’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts.

Donna has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Northern Iowa, where she majored in Elementary Education.

Skills & Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in Human Resources spanning multiple states and industries
  • Earned and maintains both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications
  • Long-time member of the DallasHR community

Interests

Donna’s passions outside of work include golf, home projects, reading, time with family, and dining with friends. She is married to Kent, and they have one son, Andrew, daughter-in-law Julie, and granddaughter Imogen “Gigi”.

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The culture at Sendero could not be any more ideal for an HR professional. From day one, I have always appreciated the opportunity to contribute to an environment that truly values its people. This is demonstrated in how employees are cared for with opportunities to learn and grow as well as the programs, policies, and offerings that help support them and those they care about.

Donna Gerdes
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