Ryan Namata is currently the senior specialist for human resource executive engagement at HR People + Strategy, the Society for Human Resource Management’s executive network. He has more than 14 years of experience as a human resource and projects professional, working in varied industries, from a small startup to a Fortune 500 company to 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. Namata regularly presents professional development workshops in the regional community. 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) D.C. Chapter, president of Voices of SHRM Toastmasters club and Intelligence Community Heritage Council liaison. 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).