For VP of Human Resources or equivalent leaders of small, emerging and large companies
Mr. Steven Woolwine is responsible for driving the business strategy and alignment of human capital as a Senior Vice President Human Resources for URS Federal Service, Inc. (acquired by AECOM in October 2014). He is an accomplished human capital executive with more than 20 years of experience across a number of industries, specializing in leadership development, mergers/acquisitions, talent acquisition, employee relations, and compensation planning and design.
Mr. Woolwine originally joined URS in 2011 as part of the Apptis, Inc. acquisition, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Recruiting. While at Apptis, he was the HR project leader of the M&A transaction throughout the life cycle of the deal, including due diligence, developing HR solutions and planning & executing the integration phases. Prior to joining Apptis, Mr. Woolwine was the Vice President of Human Resources for Stanley Associates, Inc., where he played a key role in the due diligence and integration of three acquisitions, its initial public offering process, and in the implementation of its Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and applicant tracking system. Additionally, Mr. Woolwine was an instrumental team member in Stanley attaining and retaining for three consecutive years, Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For distinction.
Jeff Brody is ManTech’s Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Jeff is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of ManTech’s human resources strategies that support annual business objectives and the company’s long range strategic plan. He is the chief architect for human resources governance and functional excellence.
Jeff is a seasoned business professional and executive with experience across a diverse set of global venture capital, non-profit, private and publicly traded services and manufacturing businesses. His human resources responsibilities are enhanced by multiple P&L rotations.
Jeff’s passion for cultivating, harnessing and measuring the impact intellectual capital has on business has resulted in a number of roles where organizations have improved operating results through enhanced talent acquisition practices, leadership succession & development, organization learning strategies, workforce communication strategies and culture building initiatives. As a Six Sigma Black Belt, Jeff has applied the art of process re-engineering and continuous improvement to building high performing teams, enhanced executive performance, better defined learning processes and sustained learning outcomes. Jeff has contributed to a PriceWaterhouseCoopers human capital measurement advisory panel that also included “How HR Speaks to Wall Street” conference presentations.
While he spent 18 years of his career with Northrop Grumman, his experience includes work with CGI, Alliant TechSystems, Baxter Healthcare and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Having contributed to the development of an MBA case study, he was a Visiting Executive Lecturer for 11 years on the topic of post merger integration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He has served on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland’s on-line university.
Jeff earned a Juris Doctorate, Master of Arts in Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from Concord Law School, the University of Maryland-University College and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, respectively. He has completed executive education coursework in General Management, Finance and Strategy at the Harvard Business School, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Additionally, Jeff has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University and as a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business.
Kay Curling is responsible for defining, developing, and implementing strategic human resource initiatives aligned with Salient Federal Solution, Inc.’s (Salient) core values, mission, and vision. She leads all aspects of the company’s human resources and is responsible for formulating the company’s human resources strategy and providing leadership and direction as a partner to the CEO, CFO, COO, and senior leadership of the company.
Ms. Curling previously served as the Vice President of Human Resources at Serco Inc. (Serco) where she led all initiatives and programs associated with employee benefits and organizational excellence. While at Serco, she designed and implemented workforce strategies for a diverse business and employee base within a complex environment including multiple unions, Davis Bacon and Service Contract Act employees, international assignments and employees located at more than 800 sites across the U.S. Aside from overseeing the company’s $50 million employee benefits annual spend, Ms. Curling has also led organizational excellence, and cross functional teams for the Journey to Excellence initiatives. During her first year at Serco, she became the first recipient of the CEO’s Journey to Excellence Award. Additionally, under her leadership, the benefits team was awarded the North American Pulse Award for Excellence in 2010.
Learn more about Curling, and her 19 successful M&A transactions, by reading our interview onWashingtonExec.