SPA’s Michelle Howell Wins WashingtonExec Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year

June 10, 2024 | Alexandria, VA

Systems Planning & Analysis (SPA), a leading global provider of advisory services supporting critical national security objectives, is pleased to announce that Michelle Howell has been honored by WashingtonExec as 2024 Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year.

Michelle leads SPA’s Human Resources and Talent Acquisition departments with nearly three decades of experience across all functions of human resource management in the government contracting space. The award recognizes her deep expertise and accomplishments in human capital development, talent acquisition, leadership development, training, benefits, and diversity and inclusion.

SPA CEO Rich Sawchak commented, “We are thrilled for Michelle that her contributions to our rapidly growing company and our employee family have been honored with this highly esteemed award. Michelle provides exactly the right people-oriented care, technical skills, and growth mindset that we at SPA benefit from daily. She leads our employee efforts with finesse in a challenging marketplace, and we thank her for her dedication and leadership.”

“I’m extremely grateful for this award, which represents the talent and support of my entire team. We come to work every day excited to take on the human resource opportunities of a rapidly growing company. SPA leadership could not be more supportive of our employees, and my team and I are thrilled to be part of the SPA family.”

Michelle Howell, SPA CHRO

WashingtonExec sponsors the Chief Executive awards annually to recognize the highest-performing chief officers in public, private, and government sectors.

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