Dr. Shawnté
Head of Executive Talent Management

Dr. Shawnté Cox Holland is a Human Resources executive specializing in talent management, organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, and employee experience.  With over 20 years of experience, Shawnté uses innovative and research-based approaches to manage the talent lifecycle in a way that yields better business performance.  
 As the Head of Executive Talent Management at the Vanguard Group, she is responsible for the identification, assessment, development, and placement of the organization’s most senior leaders. Prior to joining Vanguard, Shawnté worked for Gartner Consulting leading engagements and conducting research for private and public sector clients related to defining the people strategies needed to enable IT operations.   
Shawnté holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, a M.S. in Technology Management from George Mason University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Wilmington University. Her research centers on the intersection between organizational culture and business outcomes. She is certified in project management from PMI, change management from ProSci, and holds a Federal CIO certificate for technology leadership from the Federal CIO Council.