Kris Pontious is Manager – HR Shared Services for Black
Hills Energy in Rapid City, SD where he leads the payroll, benefits
administration and foundational HR functions.
Kris has been with Black Hills for 10 years leading various functions
but has spent the last 2 years forming and building the Shared Services
function within HR. Prior to Black
Hills, Kris spent 7 years leading the Payroll functions of PETCO Animal
Supplies and Jack in the Box in San Diego, CA.
He has 17 years of experience in HR and Payroll and has been a Certified
Payroll Professional for 13 of those years.
Kris holds a Bachelors of Administration in Management from Point Loma
Nazarene University. He has also been a
previous member of the Board of Contributing Writers for the American Payroll
Association’s Paytech magazine as well as a contributing member of the
Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force for Payroll Best Practices.