Shawnte Cox Holland
Head of Culture & Engagement
Shawnté Holland is a business strategist specializing in Organizational Effectiveness and human capital management. With more than 20 years of experience, Shawnté uses innovative and research-based approaches to organization and job design, talent management, leadership development, and employee experience that enable business outcomes. As the Head of Culture & Engagement for the Vanguard Group, Shawnté oversees the evolution of how Vanguard continuously assesses the existing employee experience, drives actions to improve it, and ensures that a healthy and authentic communication loop exists between leaders and employees. Previously Shawnté led engagements and research for Gartner Consulting, working with private and public sector clients to define the people strategies needed to enable IT operations. Shawnté holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in Technology Management from George Mason University, and is in the process of finalizing research toward the completion of her Doctorate at Wilmington University. Her research addresses understanding how organizational culture can be used to attract talent. 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.