Kathleen Vinson, SPHR
Kathy Vinson is responsible for all human resources programs for the Space Foundation, including recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, training, development, recognition, benefits and compensation, as well as team work environment and engagement programs. In addition, she manages administrative support for the organization. She joined the Space Foundation as manager – human resources in 2009 and was rapidly promoted to director and then vice president of human resources in 2011. During that time she established a new hire orientation process, standardized job descriptions, implemented a new performance management system, developed a professional growth program, added to benefit plan offerings and enhanced service recognition awards. She also contributed to the Space Foundation being designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the Best Non-Profit Organizations to Work for 2011, the only Colorado organization to make the list. She was previously vice president of human resources for NTT America (formerly Verio Inc.) for 12 years. Vinson is credentialed as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute.