Magazine article HRMagazine

Member Spotlight

Magazine article HRMagazine

Member Spotlight

Article excerpt

Valerie Utsey, SHRM-CP HR director, Universities Space Research Association

For as long as she can remember, Valerie Utsey has had a passion for space science. When she was 10, she spent a week at the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. So working for a nonprofit independent research organization that directly supports NASA is a dream come true for her. She's especially proud of a class she developed to help scientists transition to management positions.

Outside of work, Utsey also reaches for the stars as a volunteer with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She served as president of SHRM's Largo, Md., chapter, the Human Resource Society of Prince George's County, last year. The chapter was named a 2014 SHRM Foundation Champion for helping to raise funds for HR research and scholarships.

How did you get interested in HR?

While still in college, I got my first professional job with a bank. It allowed me to see what a big impact HR has in transforming people, from helping them through the hiring process to training them to successfully do their jobs. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.