Joni Kovac is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hitachi Capital America. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human resources, including mergers and acquisitions, employee relations, organizational development, succession planning, and many others. During her time at Hitachi Capital America, Joni has completed due diligence and post-merger integrations for three successful acquisitions in the United States and Canada.
Joni is a longtime member of the ELFA Human Capital Committee. She is also a member of the HR Roundtable (a tri-state HR group located in Connecticut for senior HR professionals) and is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Connecticut. Joni has contributed HR-related articles in the Equipment Leasing & Finance magazine in both October of 2014 and 2016. She was the 2014 Recipient of Hitachi Capital’s President’s Award and was the Society of Human Resources Management of Fairfield County’s Small Business HR Leader of the Year in 2010.
Joni graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in social design. She also received her MA degree in marriage and family therapy from Fairfield University.