Holly Kortright

Holly Kortright is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, VA. As the leader of the 400-person team responsible for human capital, she focuses on supporting over 23,000 talented employees who serve our military members, veterans, and their families. Holly’s is a multi-faceted role encompassing the leadership of human capital strategy, human capital analytics, employee engagement, talent acquisition, learning and talent development, diversity and inclusion, change and communications, compensation, benefits and wellness programs. She’s a dynamic, resourceful, and insightful executive who delivers business results through talent. Her expertise, passion, and strength of leadership contribute to Navy Federal’s continued recognition as a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For® and as a much sought-after employer of choice.

Holly has over 30 years of industry experience leading Human Resources for major U.S. companies such as Ellucian, Deltek, and Capital One. Among her many and varied accomplishments include being named on 2020’s Most Inclusive HR Influencer List and 2016 “Trending 40” – The New Power Women of DC TECH. At Ellucian, she drove workforce transformation, hiring thousands of highly talented technology and leadership employees, and led an award-winning technology internship program. At Deltek, she steered the cultural alignment and implementation of new corporate values, positioning Deltek as an innovative and competitive employer, garnering major awards such as the International Association of Business Communicators’ Silver Inkwell Award for Change Management, Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Global Learning, and Asia’s Best Employment Brand. At Capital One, she designed and implemented critical HR strategies, including a special corporate project aimed at enhancing diversity and advancement opportunities through the creation of new job and compensation structures.

Holly holds an MBA in Human Resources Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University.

In 2012, Holly won the Pete Kuchli Urban Empowerment Award from Year Up for her work supporting underprivileged youth with internships, coaching and career development. Holly serves on the Board of Eckerd Connects and is a member of the Nominating and External Relations committees.

Holly is an avid yoga practitioner and an active member of her church community. But most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children on family trips.