Kathryn M. Medina
Executive Director, Chief Human Capital Officers Council
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Kathryn Medina was appointed Executive Director of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council in 2009. In this role, she oversees the broad portfolio of Council activities, working closely with its members and stakeholders to execute its strategic goals. The CHCO Council is responsible for leading the strategic management of human capital for the federal workforce of 1.9 million employees. Ms. Medina also serves as the first Provost for HR University, the federal government's central source of HR training and development.
Ms. Medina has over fifteen years of experience in human resources and business administration, with a primary focus on strategic management, organizational and HR development, and performance management.
Ms. Medina earned her B.S. in Business Administration, summa cum laude. She holds a Master of Education in Global Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned her Lean Six Sigma certificate from Villanova University. She has also been a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2006. In 2011, Ms. Medina was honored for her work on HR University, with a Federal News Radio Causey Award, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to federal human resources.
Ms. Medina is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Academy of Human Resource Development. She has served on several advisory boards and is also a member of the Georgetown University faculty where she teaches strategic human capital management in the Masters of Human Resource Management Program.