Who's Who of Top Executives

Lyle Shelby Hanna

Title: Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Hanna Resource Group
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Lyle Hanna, Chief Executive Officer at Hanna Resource Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in human resources administration.

In 2007, Mr. Hanna founded the premier human resources firm Hanna Resource Group in Lexington, Kentucky, which delivers human resource management strategies and solutions to leading firms. HRG’s core services include compensation, outsourcing, talent acquisition, HR assessment, organizational development and makes it a priority to stay on top of trends, engage in training and professional development and partner with subject matter experts and industry leaders to deliver the information and services that best serve its clients’ needs.

Mr. Hanna obtained a Bachelor of Arts in urban studies from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio in 1977. He began his career in human resources as an HR manager with Texas Instruments from 1979 to 1985 and serving as director of government compliance with the firm from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Hanna then found success as director of human resources with Jerrico Construction and Long John Silver’s Restaurants from 1987 to 1989.

Mr. Hanna prospered as a principal with asset management firm William M. Mercer and client manager with Mercer Human Resource Consulting from 1989 to 2002. He then excelled as managing director with Palmer and Cay, a premier insurance and benefits broker, from 2002 to 2005, a partner with Nunn Lofts LLC from 2006 to 2013, during which time he founded the Hanna Resource Group. In addition, Mr. Hanna founded virtual staffing firm EZgig in 2018, where he also serves as president.

Avidly interested in community affairs, Mr. Hanna has worked worldwide for Habitat for Humanity, for which he has raised money in Hong Kong, has met with the President of the Philippines and the Lord Mayor in Belfast and organized a project under the auspices of President Jimmy Carter to build 50 houses in one week in Kentucky. He has supervised a team in Hungary that built ten houses in a town north of Budapest and has raised $12 million for the houses that were destroyed in Kentucky by a tornado.

Mr. Hanna attributes his success to his mother for his proper upbringing and for instilling in him a strong work ethic. As a career highlight, he cites his work with Scott Cawood, now president and CEO of WorldatWork, a nonprofit professional association in compensation and total rewards and who also had assembled Best Places to Work in America, an annual feature in Fortune Magazine. In the coming years, Mr. Hanna hopes to continue to help fund a gentleman who is developing a device that splits hydrogen and oxygen out of water. The hydrogen can then be used to supplement fuel in a diesel truck. He believes that the project is also a remarkable way to solve water problems not only locally but internationally.

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