Kay Curling, senior vice president and chief human resource officer of Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), is one of this year’s winners of the Human Resource Leadership Awards (HRLA) of Greater Washington. The awards recognize distinction in the field of human resources among Washington area business.
She was also a finalist of the Dr. J.P. London Award for Prompting Ethical Behavior.
Curling is credited with being a leader in decision making at Salient, which provides information technology, engineering and intelligence analysis services to intelligence, defense, homeland security and federal civilian agencies.
She helped launch a new set of employee benefit plans with decreased costs to employees, and created a company wide performance management system. Curling also designed a compensation program and merit structure, aligning pay with recruitment and retention objectives.
“We are honored to have Kay’s HR leadership and distinction recognized,” says Brad Antle, president and CEO of Salient. “Kay is a valuable member of Salient’s executive leadership team. She inspires and drives high performance teams. As a new company, we are focused on building the company and the skills of our employees.”