Professional Title: Assistant Director of Human Resources – Benefits
Office: 158 Services Building
Phone: (906) 227-1030
Kristen Bjorne is the Associate Director of Human Resources at NMU. Her primary responsibility is to manage all aspects of employee benefits including: health care, dental and vision, life insurance, retirement, workers’ compensation, etc. She has almost 29 years of service with the University with the majority of her career serving in a variety of roles within the Human Resources Department. Kristen served in a support capacity on the Wellness Committee beginning in 1996 and assumed the role of the chair from 2005 to 2010. She is a native of Ishpeming, MI, and NMU alumnus. Kristen is an avid golfer and also enjoys snowshoeing, walking, and participating in the NMU Get Fit program. She currently resides in Marquette along with her husband, stepson, and miniature pinscher.