Kathleen Kidd, Vice President
An expert in Human Resources Management, Ms. Kidd brings over 30 years of Federal HR experience to the Federal human capital transformation. With extensive field and headquarters experience, her operational and strategic planning and execution is rich with an understanding of a wide variety of professional perspectives.
In her role as Program Manager she has provided technical and managerial human resources services for the GAO contract and TSA transition contract; Director, HR Operations and Payroll at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); and Director, Human Resources Business Unit at the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA). As a Program Manager, Ms. Kidd regularly managed over 60 HR contractors serving at a wide variety of Federal agencies including DOL, DOJ, FHWA, AOC, USADC, Education, and VA.
In addition to managing all aspects of talent acquisition and training, Ms. Kidd has performed these functions thus giving her a clear understanding of the work involved. Her leadership in the migration of DeCA services from another defense agency to a consolidated DeCA shared service center produced a seamless transfer of services in which each customer’s requirements were supported while assuring standardization and efficiency of operation for the 17,000 employees serviced.
As a recognized HR expert, Ms. Kidd has served as the Department’s face for DoD’s information systems transformation and regionalization, an SME for the Partnership for Public Service’s Extreme Hiring Makeover, lead for a 3200 position FLSA study at GAO, and lead for the HR and payroll transition and training of 14,000 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) employees into FEMA. Her breath of experience in multiple agencies and Federal HR strengthens the Apprio’s partnership with the Federal community in transforming to state of the art best practice leaders.
Ms. Kidd earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, Texas. She is currently a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).