Vickie is fortunate to have been able to work in a profession that she loves for most of her adult life. Starting with her first job as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, she’s served in leadership roles, helping organizations to make the most effective use of their people.
As her career progressed, her roles and responsibilities became more complex. Through the years, she’s held on to her passion for working with small to mid-sized organizations and helping them to create or re-tool their human resource function and strategy. Working in several different industries helped Vickie to develop a deep understanding of business and what it takes to be successful. Whether it was healthcare, commercial construction or financial services, she’s been able to make a positive impact on the bottom line of the organizations she served.
Although most of her jobs have been somewhat demanding, Vickie always found time to serve the community in a variety of ways. While living and working in Raleigh, North Carolina, she held a number of leadership roles with the local Society for Human Resource Management, to include Chapter President, State Workforce Readiness Chair, and State Legislative Chair. In 2003, she was honored with the Robert F. McLain Award for Human Resource Excellence. After relocating to Richmond in 2006, she got involved in the Council for Human Resource Executives and is an active member of the Innsbrook Rotary Club, currently serving as the Communications Director.
Vickie received her undergraduate degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and her M. Ed. In Counseling and Personnel from the University of Maryland. She has two grown sons, Matt, who lives in Northern California, and Kevin who resides in Richmond, VA. Vickie is an avid runner, an average golfer, a voracious reader and a decent cook – and she never takes herself too seriously.