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Jenny Gumm photoJenny Gumm, Ed.D., MBA

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources OfficeR

Jenny Gumm, Ed.D., MBA, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Vir, responsible for overseeing Human Resource Operations, and Learning and Organizational Development, since October 2023, a role she had assumed on an interim basis in July 2023. She joined Vir in 2020 as Sr. Director Learning and Organizational Development and has since implemented and led large, complex projects across Vir that have shaped the company’s HR set-up and culture of inclusion and diversity.  

Prior to Vir, Dr. Gumm spent more than 25 years holding executive positions and consulting, working across a range of functions—from finance and information technology to human resources. Much of her career has been spent leading large, complex projects that required partnership across multiple departments. This work has helped her evolve into an executive-level multi-faceted strategist able to develop high-impact business solutions that drive organizational results. 

Dr. Gumm holds an Ed.D. from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She earned her B.S. in Finance and MBA from California State University in Long Beach, California.