Lucinda Kenning


Founding Partner
Holliday | Kenning



Lucinda Kenning led the Human Capital Management division of the State of Oklahoma for seven years. She has led large structural reorganizations that resulted in transformational culture changes and is passionate about sharing her experiences and best practices.

Lucinda’s experience as a change agent began prior to her tenure in state government. She was a Loss Prevention District Manager for Wal-Mart, Inc. during a time of rapid growth and regional expansion. Lucinda oversaw and opened multiple stores in Florida. The cultural norm of the company was summed up in their motto, “we can do the difficult today and the impossible tomorrow.” Today, Lucinda models this energetic and optimistic approach in her business consultations. Lucinda is an in-demand speaker that has been praised for her ability to apply academic principles to real-word environments with solutions that are both evidence-based and implementable.

Lucinda is a seasoned leader in human resources professional organizations and respected mentor. She is active in IPMA-HR serving on national committees and holding multiple offices, most recently President in the Southern Region. Lucinda has been a member of the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE), where she served on the Executive Council and received the 2017 President’s Award.