Serving clients nationwide.
Specializing in Iowa & Missouri.


Founder and Lead Consultant

As a professional with over 20 years of leadership in all aspects of Human Resource administration and management, Sue Kmet set up shop as a consultant in order to offer her knowledge base to organizations that share her love of people – a company’s greatest asset. Having been exposed to multiple industries throughout her career including legal services, airlines, broadcasting, genetics, poultry and agriculture, Sue enjoys developing targeted solutions to human capital issues.

Her reputation for integrity and professionalism helps to ensure organizational success by matching business strategies with HR policies to keep your employees as committed to you as you are to them. Sue is an experienced communicator, public speaker and trainer, and has hands-on experience in putting together training coursework. She is also an effective manager of departments and supervisor of staffs.

Those are her credentials, but that is simply where Sue’s passion begins. She is a civic leader and is a former Governor’s appointee to Iowa’s Workforce Board representing employers. She is also a community-spirited volunteer having organized fundraisers and served on the Board of Directors for non-profits such as Bras for the Cause and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sue was honored to receive Iowa’s Volunteer of the Year award from Make-A-Wish in 2011.

This motivated lifetime learner holds her Master’s degree in Management and is one of only 12 dual-credentialed HR professionals in the state of Missouri, having earned both the SPHR and GPHR certifications.  In addition to HR Sue is also authorized to teach OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes and Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED classes.  

In a nutshell, Sue is your advocate and go-to HR/Training resource.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Sue is a wonderful human, she has a brilliant mind, and knows HR like the back her hand! Most people relax in many different ways like having a glass of wine or watching TV or crafting. Sue relaxes by reading the newest HR laws that are being put in place. She really believes knowledge is power. Sue is truly an asset to anyone needing HR advice. She's ALWAYS been my first call!

Nan Boland

Suzanne Kmet, President of Kmet Consulting, is a knowledgeable and proficient HR professional who brings a wealth of practical experience, empathy and professionalism in supporting companies and their employees with a broad range of human resource and management expertise. Sue combines her business, HR, insight and interpersonal skills in getting to know a company's culture, people and needs. She establishes productive partnerships with company leadership and employees at all levels. She understands and leverages HR laws and practices in competently, compassionately and appropriately helping employers and employees work through diverse challenges and opportunities. Sue's expertise and abilities span supporting company and team building, business growth and expansion through recruitment, screening, interviewing and on-boarding, business and management optimization, professional development and training, as well as employee accountability, discipline and dismissal. Sue Kmet is a valuable member of any business team.

Ed Anderson

In my role as Office Manager at Peddicord Wharton law firm I have worked closely with Sue Kmet on several projects over the years. Each time I’ve reached out to her, Sue has provided prompt, reliable service and excellent work product. I am really looking forward to working with her again this November for in-house training on Active Shooter and Sexual Harassment prevention. Sue has such a wealth of knowledge to share; she is my go-to person for all my HR questions!

Christine Procuniar
Peddicord Wharton Law Firm

I highly recommend Sue Kmet for your next engagement survey. My team worked with Sue to originate and conduct an employee engagement survey for three groups in October 2017. Sue expertly crafted surveys for each employee group (Operations, Administration and Management) and executed the surveys professionally and confidentially. We received comments from our employees that they appreciated the obvious anonymity in this process compared to past surveys. Once she had the data, Sue followed up with walk-throughs of the information with our Leadership and Management teams, and conducted overviews of the information with the employee groups to continue focusing on transparency and respect. Sue made the process easy for my team and ensured the integrity of the data while explaining the results.

Katie Stull
DART, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority

Sue is the most knowledgeable and customer focused Human Resources professional that I have ever worked with! Her determination to find win-win scenarios for all parties: employees, corporate, and external classes, sets her apart. I highly recommend Sue! If your company needs an HR Administrator, you may want to consider Sue. However, if your company needs EXCELLENCE in HR - you would be well served by Sue Kmet!

Jeanna Repass
NRG Media

Her work proved effective, and was benchmarked, with improved inter-company communications, improved employee safety, and uniform policy implementation across all departments. Sue was always a ray of sunshine wherever she worked, her personality engaged all her colleagues. She took training to employees within their bio-secure work areas, she was willing to learn much about compliance with high level bio-security procedures in order to train employees within their own work area and comfort zones.

Dr. Neil O’Sullivan
Hy-Line International

Sue is an enthusiastic and detailed professional who has assisted me and many other HR professionals in the state of Iowa. Thank you Sue.

Whitney Smith McIntosh
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa

Sue Kmet was the HR Manager for Hy-Line International and was able to lead the company to a more heightened awareness in safety and loss management and establishing general and dept. specific training goals to increase productivity and reduce cost in managing / hiring and training of employees. During her tenure at Hy-Line International she was also able to provide valuable resources in reducing turnover and increasing employee participation. 
Sue was also a consummate professional and she helped develop our managers to their fullest potential.

Shirish Saxena
Hy-Line International

Sue entered Hy-Line at time when there was little formal structure to HR policies and procedures in our company. Sue, in a focused and professional manner, quickly developed programs and policies in line with the company, mission, culture and identified needs to streamline HR functions. Sue then set about developing systematic training programs to develop employee engagement and eventual empowerment within the new HR systems and policies of the company.

Dr. Neil O’Sullivan
Hy-Line International

I had the pleasure of working with Sue for a diversity initiative we held within our organization. Sue provided the highest level of professionalism, expertise, and knowledge when dealing with our employees. Sue dedicated her time to conduct close to 30 interviews over a two day period. Sue’s presentation to our leadership team was organized, thoughtful, and very personal. She took the time to get to know our employees and provided excellent feedback. I would strongly recommend Sue to anyone looking to expand their knowledge as it relates to Human Resources.

Emily McMahon
DART - Des Moines Area Regional Transit

Sue was a fantastic HR Director! She was detailed, professional and a true pleasure to work with. The HR job is a tough one......and she successfully blended the serious side with a wonderful personality! Hope to get the chance to work with Sue again someday!

Patrick Combs
President, Combs Communication

Kmet Consulting


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Specializing in Iowa & Missouri.


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