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Speakers Bureau
Paul Rowson, CCP, GRP, WLCP
Managing Director

Paul Rowson is a seasoned human resources generalist with excellent executive leadership experience in both private and public sector markets. As an official spokesperson, he represents WorldatWork to members, customers, media and the general public through speaking engagements and articles. He assists the association in building and establishing its reputation as a recognized authority in Total Rewards.

Prior to his current position, Rowson was an HR Business Partner with Fannie Mae, providing strategic leadership and counsel to senior management for the Internal Audit, Procurement, Corporate Facility and Security, eBusiness and Corporate Marketing divisions. He assisted in the organizational redesign in staffing and training to meet regulatory oversight requirements and internal audit industry standards. In addition, he developed and implemented the management training program track for eBusiness University at Fannie Mae. Earlier in his career, Rowson served as vice president of business development at Alexus International, a recruiting and staffing solutions provider. He also spent nearly 10 years at Marriott International in various corporate HR leadership positions.

Rowson was a member of Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, and served as ad hoc committee member and advisor to the Director of Civil Rights. He chaired the Washington, D.C. Employer Advisory Committee to the District of Columbia’s Department of Employment Services. He has been quoted in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Money, Workforce Management, Employee Benefit News, and Reuters TV on talent acquisition, HR technology and leadership development.

Professional Designations/Accreditations:
Certified Compensation Professional
Global Remuneration Professional
Work-Life Certified Professional

Education: B.A. in Environmental Science from University of Virginia


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