Ryan Namata is currently the Senior Specialist for Chief HR Executive Engagement at HR People + Strategy, the Society for Human Resource Management’s executive network. He has over 14 years of experience as an HR and Projects professional, working in varied industries, from a small startup to a Fortune 500 company and including the non-profit space. He has extensive corporate experience in the areas of staffing, workforce and strategic planning, training and professional development, HR information systems, change management and engagement. Ryan Namata regularly presents professional development workshops to the local community, on topics that are applications of his human resource expertise. He also volunteers to speak at local universities and community groups who cater to minorities and the disadvantaged. He has several leadership roles, including officer and board member, at affinity groups that promote diversity and inclusion. He is currently the President of the National Association for Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) DC Chapter, President of Voices of SHRM Toastmasters club and Intelligence Community Heritage Council Liaison. Ryan Namata is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and is also a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and certified SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).