Dr. Shawnté Cox Holland is a human resources executive specializing in talent management, organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, and employee experience. With over 20 years of experience, Shawnté uses innovative and research-based approaches to manage the talent lifecycle in a way that yields better business performance. As the head of HR for the finance division of the Vanguard Group, she oversees all aspects of HR for over 1,500 employees across a global footprint (e.g., organization and job design, talent attraction and management, leadership development, and employee experience and retention). Prior to joining Vanguard, Shawnté worked for Gartner Consulting leading engagements and conducting research for private and public sector clients related to defining the people strategies needed to enable IT operations. Shawnté holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, a M.S. in Technology Management from George Mason University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Wilmington University. Her research centers on the intersection between organizational culture and business outcomes. She is certified in project management from PMI and change management from ProSci, and she holds a Federal CIO certificate for technology leadership from the Federal CIO Council.