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Jim D. Dunn

Enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief People and Culture Officer

Jim D. Dunn, PhD, DHA, DAST, FACHE, is executive vice president and chief people and culture officer for Atrium Health, one of the largest non profit and leading academic health systems in the United States. As a member of the executive leadership team, Dunn leads teams that focus on the engagement of Atrium Health teammates from recruitment through retirement including workforce relations, diversity and inclusion, language services, compensation, benefits, learning and organizational development, teammate health, LiveWELL , recognition, events and HR communications, social impact and health equity.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dunn joined Atrium Health in 2018. Previously, he served as a research scientist with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the leader of global HR operations for former President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. Additional leadership positions held throughout his career include serving as adjunct and distinguished faculty for multiple universities including the Harvard School of Public Health, MIT Sloan School of Management, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, University of Chicago and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dunn is a state registered professional mediator, specializing in workplace conflict resolution strategies and a fellow (FACHE) and faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was also selected by the US Congress to serve on the Congressional Award Foundation’s National Board of Directors and serves as a member and contributing writer for CNBC and Forbes Workforce and HR Councils.

Among his many achievements, Dunn has received the Outstanding Business Leader Award from the Dallas Business Journal, the South Dallas Outstanding Leader Award, and the Global Strategic HR and OD Award from the Organizational Development Institute for his work on informal cultures. He also was named among the 2018 and 2020 Most Influential African Americans in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. Dunn was also selected as a finalist for 2021 CHRO of the Year by HRO Today Association.

Dunn holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and macro environmental science from Howard University, a master’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a master’s degree in public health from Emory University. Additionally, he holds doctoral degrees in education, organizational development and healthcare administration from Emory University, Benedictine University and the Medical University of South Carolina, respectively.

Jim D. Dunn

Enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief People and Culture Officer

Jim D. Dunn, PhD, DHA, DAST, FACHE, is executive vice president and chief people and culture officer for Atrium Health, one of the largest non profit and leading academic health systems in the United States. As a member of the executive leadership team, Dunn leads teams that focus on the engagement of Atrium Health teammates from recruitment through retirement including workforce relations, diversity and inclusion, language services, compensation, benefits, learning and organizational development, teammate health, LiveWELL , recognition, events and HR communications, social impact and health equity.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dunn joined Atrium Health in 2018. Previously, he served as a research scientist with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the leader of global HR operations for former President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. Additional leadership positions held throughout his career include serving as adjunct and distinguished faculty for multiple universities including the Harvard School of Public Health, MIT Sloan School of Management, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, University of Chicago and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dunn is a state registered professional mediator, specializing in workplace conflict resolution strategies and a fellow (FACHE) and faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was also selected by the US Congress to serve on the Congressional Award Foundation’s National Board of Directors and serves as a member and contributing writer for CNBC and Forbes Workforce and HR Councils.

Among his many achievements, Dunn has received the Outstanding Business Leader Award from the Dallas Business Journal, the South Dallas Outstanding Leader Award, and the Global Strategic HR and OD Award from the Organizational Development Institute for his work on informal cultures. He also was named among the 2018 and 2020 Most Influential African Americans in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. Dunn was also selected as a finalist for 2021 CHRO of the Year by HRO Today Association.

Dunn holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and macro environmental science from Howard University, a master’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a master’s degree in public health from Emory University. Additionally, he holds doctoral degrees in education, organizational development and healthcare administration from Emory University, Benedictine University and the Medical University of South Carolina, respectively.

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