Tamika Mason is a strategic thought partner to leaders regarding Talent & Organizational Strategy needed to support business goals. She has worked in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She started her career as a Financial Center Manager for Wachovia Bank, and has worked over 11 years at Year Up, a fast-growing social enterprise that connects low-income young adults to careers. Most of her career has been in the Human Capital and Organization Development space with the focus of building the organization and people systems needed for growth. She’s led significant change and innovation in the areas of performance management, talent acquisition, diversity, employee & leadership development, training, and succession. She enjoys the transformation that happens when people learn, grow, and find purpose in their work and life. Tamika is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SCP). She also holds a number of other certifications in Facilitative Leadership, Mediation (MWI), Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Prevention (MVP), and Emotional Intelligence in Diversity (eidi). Tamika holds a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering and Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia. She is married and has three beautiful daughters.