Jacquelyn lloyd | Principal + ceo

Jacquelyn Lloyd is the principal and chief executive officer of JL Consulting. The former senior vice president of HR at a $1.5-billion distribution company, Jacquelyn has more than 20 years’ experience in HR management of both unionized and non-unionized workforces. Her expertise includes building managerial acumen, improving workplace culture, and increasing organizational agility. As a consultant, Jacquelyn works across multiple industries with diverse teams, helping businesses and organizations develop inclusive and equitable policies, practices, and behaviors. 

Jacquelyn’s career began in the hospitality industry, where she held several HR leadership roles before joining the labor movement, representing public employees from every walk of life in negotiations, conflict resolution, and administrative policy development. Her passion for people and positive workplace culture led her to move to executive management. 

As an HR executive, Jacquelyn’s culture-based approach to management and leadership development got results: greater workforce retention, reductions in employee grievances, and improved job satisfaction among employees at all levels. Colleagues at other companies began asking for her advice, and she began consulting by referral in 2012. 

Since then, Jacquelyn has advised nonprofits, labor unions, family-owned operations, and mid-to-large-sized corporations on HR policies, strategic planning, leadership development, and culture change. Jacquelyn is deeply committed to community service and creating value-driven workplace cultures that celebrate inclusion and diversity as a business asset.

Jacquelyn earned a Master of Science degree in Business Administration at Central Michigan University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and French at Michigan State University. Jacquelyn is SHRM-SCP certified and became an SCAO Qualified Mediator and IIRP Certified Facilitator of Restorative Practices in 2006.