Laura Kinney is the Director of Human Resources at christopher and has been with the firm since 2013. She was named Senior Associate in 2019. Laura has a passion for finding top talent and provides the firm with strategic level HR expertise. Laura recently put her strategic planning background to work as head of christopher’s 2030 Task Force, tasked with determining what christopher will look like in the year 2030. Laura has experience leading strategic HR initiatives and handling merger and acquisition activity for both public and privately-owned companies, to include engineering and land development, the satellite imagery industry, the geospatial and intelligence community and has further served a variety of industries during her tenure as an HR consultant. In 2019, Laura was recognized by DCA Live as an HR Leader of the Year.
“Focus on your own career development and partner with your manager to achieve your goals,” Laura advises. “Drive the process!”
Laura received her A.A. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. Laura stays active in the Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management (NOVA SHRM) and other professional communities, making sure christopher has the most comprehensive and up-to-date HR strategies available. Within the NOVA SHRM chapter, she regularly mentors junior-level HR professionals and for many years was the lead of the Employee Relations Special Interest Group. Laura is an avid Washington Nationals fan and can often be found at a game cheering on her team.