Palmer Group Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Palmer Group Announces Senior Leadership Changes
March 4, 2024 | West Des Moines, Iowa – Palmer Group announced the promotion of three employee-owners. The newly created senior leadership positions are a part of the company’s realignment strategy and succession planning.

“I’m very excited about the strategic planning we have been doing as an organization,” said David Leto, President and CEO. “All three of these leaders are tenured professionals and have had a tremendous impact on our company and within the communities we serve. Their new roles are in alignment with where we, as an organization, feel they can make the biggest difference in growing our company and further strengthen our business as a top talent and business solutions firm.”

Division Director Amy Vokoun-Lutter has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. In this new role, Vokoun-Lutter oversees all aspects of the company’s internal operations, including process and database optimization, and customer service experience. Vokoun-Lutter has been with Palmer Group for over 17 years in a variety of roles and has served as a division director for the last nine years. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and prior to Palmer Group, Vokoun-Lutter spent six years in recruiting and admissions with a regionally accredited university.

Division Director Jason Hennessy has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Delivery. In this new role, Hennessy manages the company’s recruitment strategy, provides growth initiatives across central and western Iowa, and oversees the Des Moines delivery team. Hennessy joined Palmer Group in 2014 with over 15 years of sales, training, and recruiting experience. During his tenure, Hennessey has held multiple roles within the organization before his most recent as division director for the last two years.

Division Director Mike Bringle has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Sales. In this new role, Bringle is responsible for the company’s sales strategy, territory sales forecasting, and tracking and managing the Des Moines sales team. Bringle has served as a division director for the last eight years and has held a variety of positions during his 12 years at Palmer Group. Bringle received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa and previously spent 15 years in accounting and finance-related roles.

“Our new vice presidents have proven themselves as strong team leaders and each brings unique experiences, perspectives, and strengths to our organization from decades of growth and development. The future of Palmer Group is in good hands,” said Greg Thomas, Senior Advisor at Palmer Group.
Amy Vokoun-Lutter
Vice President of Operations
Jason Hennessey
Regional Vice President of Delivery
Mike Bringle
Regional Vice President of Sales
Executive Leadership Team
  • David Leto, President and CEO
  • Chris Lorenz, Executive Vice President
  • Traci Ellis, Chief Financial Officer
  • Katie Klohs, Chief of Staff and Director of Marketing
  • Brian Berry, Human Resources Director
  • Greg Thomas, Senior Advisor

Regional Leadership Team
  • Amy Vokoun-Lutter, Vice President of Operations
  • Jason Hennessey, Regional Vice President of Delivery
  • Mike Bringle, Regional Vice President of Sales
  • Mike Coulter, Market Director of Eastern Iowa
  • Joe Collard, Territory Manager of Wisconsin


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