Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Paula A. Pryor, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and a member of Walker & Dunlop’s executive committee, joined the company in January 2009. Ms. Pryor is responsible for all things ‘people’ at Walker & Dunlop. Over the past decade, while helping to take the Company public, integrating over ten acquisitions, and supporting the company’s overall growth strategy, she has built the Human Resources function to align with our deep commitment to our culture. Ms. Pryor and her team are focused on enabling best-in-class benefits, compensation, inclusion, talent management, workforce planning, and employee relations. During her tenure, Walker & Dunlop has been recognized by the Great Places to Work Institute as a Great Place to Work six times, in addition to countless other awards and recognitions.
Ms. Pryor started her career in human resources with Katzenbach Partners (now the Katzenbach Center at Strategy&, part of the PWC global network). Over her tenure with Katzenbach Partners, she helped to build their people infrastructure to internally model the best-in-class practices they developed for their Fortune 500 consulting clients. Following her tenure with Katzenbach, Ms. Pryor entered the financial services industry as a human resources manager with CapitalSource Inc.
Ms. Pryor graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and Spanish, and a minor in history. She completed her master’s degree in Latin American political economy with distinction at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Beyond the company, Ms. Pryor holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management. She also serves on the board of Leadership Women.