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Marquis Who's Who Honors Hillary Kirtland for Expertise in Information Technology

Hillary Kirtland is recognized for her distinguished tenure with IBM

She plays a pivotal part in shaping employees' career paths, ensuring that careers are the #1 reason why IBMers choose to stay.

    REDONDO BEACH, CA, April 24, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hillary Kirtland has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Kirtland is a distinguished professional serving as a Global Careers Strategy and Design leader at IBM since 2023. In this role, she plays a pivotal part in shaping employees' career paths, ensuring that careers are the #1 reason why IBMers choose to stay. Ms. Kirtland's innovative work includes designing chatbot automation around performance and promotion frameworks and seamlessly integrating that automation into the employee experience. Her commitment to enhancing careers at IBM is further evidenced by her involvement in managing the launch of two digital credentials, allowing employees to demonstrate progressive adoption of the organization's core values.

Before this role, Ms. Kirtland was the Global Transformation Lead for IBM Consulting's Talent Transformation Service Line between 2021 and 2023, utilizing her extensive expertise and experience to successfully drive significant internal changes and exceed key transformation objectives. From 2020 to 2021, she excelled as a Managing Consultant in the Commercial Cross-Sector, after serving as a Senior Consultant in the same division between 2019 and 2020. Ms. Kirtland's expertise was also vital to the Federal and Public Sectors as a Senior Consultant at the technology company from 2017 to 2019. Additionally, she has contributed her personal career insights over the years, as a writer and thought leader for Each is Every (formerly Babes Who Hustle) between 2016 and 2023.

During her time at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB), Ms. Kirtland had the opportunity to serve as a Graduate Advisor at BDO USA LLP in 2016 and a Graduate Assistant for four separate courses in the school of business from 2016 to 2017. Before earning her MBA at GWSB, Ms. Kirtland excelled in various roles at Walt Disney World between 2012 and 2014, where she discovered her passion for people development and policy enhancement, and at Atlass Insurance Group as an Account Services Representative between 2014 and 2015.

Ms. Kirtland's academic background includes a diploma, magna cum laude, from the International Baccalaureate program in 2008; a Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Science in Marketing, both magna cum laude, from Florida State University in 2012; as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from The George Washington University School of Business in 2017. Personally, she also garnered credentials as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in 2024 and Black Belt in Sansei Goju Ryu Karate in 2007 (in which she was a nationally ranked competitor and coach from 2004-2007).

As part of her community, Ms. Kirtland has been actively mentoring alums through The George Washington University School of Business's community of practice for consulting since 2018. Ms. Kirtland's commitment to service has been recognized through numerous awards, including Growth Awards, Service Excellence Awards, and Manager's Choice Awards from IBM. Her success can be attributed to strengths in cross-functional team leadership, strategic thinking, and deep emotional intelligence.

Outside work, Ms. Kirtland is an avid traveler, board game lover, and CrossFit enthusiast. She believes in strong coffee, transparent communication, and doing what is right over what is easy. Looking ahead, Ms. Kirtland envisions herself leading her own space within the next few years, aiming for a role that allows her to impact the working lives of more professionals.

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