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BARR Advisory Taps Jonnae Hill as New Head of People & Culture

October 10, 2023 |

KANSAS CITY, Mo. BARR Advisory today announced that Jonnae Hill has been named the cybersecurity and compliance solutions firm’s new Head of People & Culture.

Hill brings to the role a wide range of experience in people operations and community engagement. Since joining the BARR team in April 2021, Hill has led initiatives to foster an inclusive, collaborative work environment and forged strong partnerships with community leaders to bolster the firm’s mission of building trust through cyber resilience.

Jonnae Hill

Jonnae Hill, Head of People & Culture

Hill has also played a pivotal role in the development and success of the BARR Belong Foundation, which works to create stronger, safer, more secure communities through a combination of volunteerism and charitable gifts to local and national organizations like the American Red Cross, Feeding America, and Children’s Mercy Hospital.

“Jonnae has truly championed BARR’s mission, associate experience, and community engagement efforts,” said BARR Advisory founder and president Brad Thies. “There is no question that her leadership in this role will put our firm in a strong position for continued growth in 2024 and beyond.”

Prior to joining the BARR team, Hill held leadership positions at Rockhurst University and the University of Missouri–Kansas City and coordinated large-scale fundraising events for the American Cancer Society in Kansas City.

As BARR’s Head of People & Culture, Hill will oversee all aspects of the associate life cycle, including recruiting, onboarding, and associate engagement and wellness.

“I am thrilled to be taking on this new role at BARR in which I get to focus on the care and growth of our most valuable asset: our people,” Hill said. “Our extraordinary associates bring our core values to life every day, and we will continue to raise the bar in our industry, as well as in the communities where we live and work.”

The news comes just weeks after BARR Advisory was named the recipient of Central Exchange’s 2023 STEMMy Corporate HERO Award. The award recognizes an organization that promotes and advocates for women in STEMM and will be formally presented at the 10th Annual STEMMy Awards Ceremony in Kansas City on Oct. 26.

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BARR Advisory is a cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider specializing in cybersecurity consulting and compliance for companies with high-value information in cloud environments like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. A trusted advisor to some of the fastest growing cloud-based organizations around the globe, BARR simplifies compliance across multiple regulatory and customer requirements in highly regulated industries including technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. 

BARR Advisory services include:

  • Compliance Program Assistance
  • SOC 1 Examinations 
  • SOC 2 and 3 Examinations
  • SOC for Cybersecurity
  • PCI DSS Assessment Services 
  • ISO 27001 and 27701 Assessments
  • FedRAMP Security Assessments 
  • HIPAA/HITECH Services 
  • HITRUST Services
  • CSA STAR Assessments
  • Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Cybersecurity Consulting and vCISO Services


Michelle Carson
BARR Advisory
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