Jessica Hawthorne, J.D.
Title: Sr. HR Director
As our Senior HR Director, Jessica manages CEA’s team of HR Directors and Advisors. Jessica has conducted hundreds of investigations over the years, including sexual harassment investigations. She understands the complexities of He Said/She Said situations and is an expert at helping to determine credibility during the investigation process. She is always an engaging and dynamic speaker, including many real life examples in her training programs.
Jessica joined CEA in 2016 after serving as Sr. Employment Law Counsel and manager of the Labor Law Helpline at the California Chamber of Commerce. She used her employment law knowledge and expertise to produce and conduct webinars and seminars, as well as contribute to CalChamber publications.
Jessica previously acted as California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) Internal Counsel and as an associate with Young, Minney, and Corr, a law firm specializing in labor and employment and charter school law. Jessica Hawthorne is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (B.A.) and Widener University School of Law (J.D.).