Betty Thompson

Executive VP & Chief People Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Betty serves as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and a member of its Leadership Team. In this role, she oversees the people services functions and strategy for a global workforce of more than 27,000 people.

Since joining the firm in 2008, Betty has been instrumental to Booz Allen’s workforce transformation as the firm has deepened investments in innovation, advanced technology, and highly skilled talent and reshaped its portfolio toward mission-critical, high-margin solutions.

A pioneer in human capital strategy, Betty drives forward-leaning workforce initiatives with a particular focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), culture and change, holistic employee wellness, employee engagement, and technical skill building. She led a complete reimagining of the firm’s employee value proposition and executive talent management processes, as well as the reshaping of recruitment, retention, and development programs. Under her leadership, Booz Allen has received numerous awards and recognitions for its workplace, culture, employer brand, DEI, and more.

Her prior corporate experience includes VP, Human Resources at Fannie Mae (1993 – 2008) and several senior Human Resource positions at IBM.

Betty holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Personnel Management from American University in Washington, D.C. and is SHRM-SCP certified. She is member of the Board of Directors for SHRM, a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and a founding member of Chief DC. She was recognized in 2019 as a Top 10 HR Exec to Watch by Washington Executive and in 2015 with the Activist Woman of Excellence Award by the National Association of Female Executive.