Kimberly Esparza

Director, Human Resources

Kimberly Esparza is Steampunk’s Director of Human Resources.Kimberly bringsto Steampunkover 20 years ofexpertisein human resources and government contracting. Kimberly holds a master’s degree in human resources management and active Society for Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certifications. Kimberly began her career as a government contractor for the Department of Justice (DOJ). After pursuing her master’s degree, Kimberly provided human resources support to federal government contractors for a variety of agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Department Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State (DOS), the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO). Kimberly isrecognizedfor developing value added human resources solutions in support of the organization’s employees so they can focus on clients’ mission critical work. She excels at developing strategic solutions to the most complex human capital matters. 

She lives in Centreville, VA with her family and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities in her free time. 

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