Paula A. Pryor (Bethesda, Maryland) is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources, and a member of the Walker & Dunlop’s executive committee. Paula is responsible for all things people at Walker & Dunlop. Over the past decade, while helping to take the Company public, integrating over ten acquisitions and supporting the Company’s overall growth strategy, she has built the Human Resources function to align with the company’s deep commitment to our culture. During her tenure, Walker & Dunlop has been recognized by the Great Places to Work Institute as a Great Place to Work six times, in addition to countless other awards and recognitions. Paula started her career in human resources with Katzenbach Partners (now the Katzenbach Center at Strategy&, part of the PWC global network). Over her time at Katzenbach Partners, she helped to build their people infrastructure to internally model the best in class practices they developed for their Fortune 500 consulting clients. Following her tenure with Katzenbach, Ms. Pryor entered the financial services industry as a human resources manager with CapitalSource Inc. She graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and Spanish, and a minor in history. She completed her master’s degree in Latin American political economy with distinction from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Paula holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management. She is a graduate of Leadership America 2017.