Ms. Hoopingarner is a Principal in the Ares Human Resources Department. Prior to joining Ares, in 2021, Ms. Hoopingarner was a Senior Vice President, Compensation and Strategic Planning at Black Creek Group, serving as the Head of Compensation and Human Capital. Previously, she was a Consultant with Semler Brossy Consulting Group, an executive compensation consulting firm working with the Compensation Committees of Fortune 500 companies. She holds a B.A. from Colorado College in Mathematical Economics.