Pennie Simmons MLD, PHR, SHRM-CP
Pennie Simmons

Pennie Simmons MLD, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Leadership and Talent Development

Pennie has spent her career in the Human Resources, Performance Management, and Talent Acquisition fields. She enjoys helping people understand and get excited about who they are, what they do, and where they work. At Arora, Pennie helps managers and staff understand themselves and others more and how they impact our business of rethinking the world’s infrastructure.

As the Director of Leadership and Talent Development, Pennie is responsible for evaluating and implementing changes in compensation and benefits, recruitment and advertising, and organizational policies, processes, and procedures to support organizational growth. She is also responsible for assessing and coaching in the areas of communication styles and methods, as well as leadership development needs.

Pennie’s experience, emotional intelligence, and ability to listen allow her to provide new perspectives and address situations in a way that is sensitive to employees and beneficial to the business. She also enjoys helping others expand their own emotional intelligence as they navigate relationships in the workplace and the world around them.

Did You Know
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Pennie enjoys all types of music and loves to sing and dance as often as possible! She also enjoys doing Zumba for exercise.


Master of Leadership Development (MLD), Pennsylvania State University

BS, Business, University of Missouri-Columbia


Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR & SHRM-CP)

DiSC Certified