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Amy Barker


Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Industry Category: Real Estate Developers- Managers
Relocation Preferences: No relocation

Amy Barker'S Overview

Amy Barker
Washington, DC
Skills Summary 
Senior HR executive with extensive experience in building the HR function in growing companies.  Skilled in organizational design, HR compliance, policy, and procedure, retention and training programs, full-cycle recruitment, benefits plan design and administration.  Proven track record in employee relations.  Consistently recognized for collaboration and communication skills. Strong business and financial acumen.
Barker HR Consulting                                                                                  October 2012 - Present
Chief HR Partner                                                                                        Washington, DC
Barker HR Consulting provides small business owners in the DC Metro area access to a level of HR support they would not normally be able to afford. We give employers the support they need, when they need it, and at the level of experience it takes to keep them compliant and on track to meet strategic and day-to-day business objectives. 
Our niche is small business, especially start-up businesses, that need big-time support delivered in a flexible, customized manner at an affordable price.  Our clients have hired us to provide a variety of services including compliance, talent management, employee relations, compensation and benefits.
First Potomac Realty Trust                                                 November 2004 – October 2012
Vice President, HR                                                                                         Bethesda, MD
 ·        Provided full scope of strategic Human Resources direction for a dynamic public real estate trust with 200 employees working in VA, MD, and DC.
·        Maintained a perfect compliance record and no EEOC claims.
·        Developed and provided ongoing delivery of a popular and effective internal leadership training program.
·        As Management representative to the Compensation Committee of the Board oversaw executive compensation plans including annual peer group surveys, short-term incentive plans, equity plans, and drafted annual proxy disclosure.
·        Built employee base from 35 to 200 while maintaining single-digit voluntary turnover.
 The Acacia Group                                                           September 2002 - November 2004 AVP, e-HR & HR Strategy                                                                                   Bethesda, MD
·        Responsible for Human Resources strategy, systems, process and communications for a 2000 person financial services company.
 The Network for Good                                                                        April 2002 – September 2002 Consultant, HR                                                                                                     Dulles, VA
 ·        Contracted in a temporary position to establish policies, procedures and people fundamentals for this start-up non-profit organization sponsored by Cisco Systems, AOL-Time Warner and Yahoo.
 Commerce One                                                                             March 2001 – March 2002 People Strategy Partner (HR Director)                                                                         Arlington, VA
 ·        Responsible for directing all Human Resources functions for the 500 person eastern region of this established business-to-business software and consulting company.
 ARBROS Communications                                                          June 2000 – October 2000 Acting Director, Human Resources                                                                          Silver Spring, MD
·        Contracted in a temporary position to establish policies and procedures and on-boarding program for this rapidly growing 300 person start-up telecommunications company.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts                                                     May 1985 – March 2000
Opening Director, Corporate HR                                    Paris, France and Dublin, Ireland
·        Established the administrative set-up of the Human Resources office at Four Seasons’ first French hotel, the multi-union 600 employee historic George V as well as the newly built Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin.
Director of Compensation & HRIS                                                             Washington, DC
·        Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources responsible for executive compensation and the coordination of long-term Human Resources projects for international and U.S. hotels.  Position involved 50% travel.
 Consultant, HRIS and HR Projects                                                             Washington, DC
·        Reporting to the corporate HR function, responsible for research projects and establishment of an enterprise HRIS.
Director of Human Resources                                                                                            Washington, DC
·        Responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources function for the 300 employees of the five-star, five-diamond Four Seasons Hotel Georgetown.
Human Resources Generalist                                                                                       Houston, TX
·        Responsible for full-cycle employment and record keeping for a 300 employee luxury hotel in downtown Houston.
Education & certifications 
Rice University                                                                                                               Houston, TX
BA, Political Science                                                                                             1981-1985
HCI/SHRM                                                                                                                     2002
Professional, Human Resources (lapsed)
HRIS sub-programming and report creation including PeopleSoft, ADP HR Perspective, Spectrum HR 1000, Paychex, Taleo and PeopleTrak.  Working knowledge of SQL.  Database creation and use.  Desktop applications including high proficiency in MS Office Suite.  
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