Deborah Stallings

Deborah Stallings is the founder, President, and Chief People Officer of HR Anew, where “people is our mission.” In business for more than 20 years, Deborah has expertise in human resource management, training, equal employment opportunity, recruiting, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as an African American entrepreneur who bootstrapped her business. Deborah is creative and innovative and knows how to pivot in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world to support business scaling and enhanced team productivity. She is a fresh wind that brings new ideas, thoughts, business opportunities, and better HR.

Industries she supports include healthcare, medical, financial, technology, construction, facilities, education, security, transportation, housing, retail, and manufacturing. Clients Deborah and her team support range from five to 65,000 employees in private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Her largest clients include the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), and the University of Maryland.

Deborah’s awards and recognition include the HR Leadership Award, George Mason University; Top 100 MBE Hall of Fame, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Future 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Maryland, SmartCEO Magazine; Maryland Top 100 Women, The Daily Record; National Woman in Business Champion, U.S. Small Business Administration; Woman of the Year, National Association of Women Business Owners, Baltimore Region; and Business Achievement Award, Howard County Economic Development Authority. She is a member of several professional associations, including the Forbes HR Council, Women Presidents Organization (WPO), The Alternative Board (TAB), Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Pinnacle Global Network (PGN), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Women Elevating Women (WEW), Association for Talent Development (TD), Howard County Chamber of Commerce, and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

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