Mimi Shieh Named Chief Human Resources Officer of Avascent

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HR Leader recognized for commitment and service to Avascent

WASHINGTON, DC – Avascent, the leading global aerospace, defense and government consultancy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mimi Shieh to Chief Human Resources Officer.

Since Avascent’s founding in 2007, Ms. Shieh has led a broad range of initiatives ensuring Avascent’s continued improvement across all areas of HR from recruiting to training to development, from benefits to compensation structures to policies to support growth, fairness and opportunity. Immediately prior to Avascent, Ms. Shieh supported the firm’s (then DFI Corporate Services) transition through a management buyout from DFI International.

“We are extremely pleased to announce Mimi’s promotion to Chief Human Resources Officer,” said Steve Irwin, President of Avascent. “Over 14 years with first DFI International, then Avascent, Mimi has demonstrated her dedication to making the human side of this business work, both for the company and for the people who work here. Mimi’s commitment to continuous improvement has never flagged, ensuring that Avascent recruits and develops the best candidates to address our clients’ most pressing challenges.”

In addition to setting Avascent’s HR processes since its founding, Ms. Shieh has also been a leading figure in establishing Avascent’s overseas offices. Since 2012, Avascent has expanded operations into Paris, London, Ottawa and Tokyo. Recruiting, hiring, and training the best teams has been an essential part of ensuring Avascent’s success globally and the continued delivery of sophisticated, fact-based solutions to clients.

“I am honored to be a part of the firm’s growth over the years and amazed by the talent we have hired, invested in, and developed to get to where we are today,” said Ms. Shieh. “There is no shortage of challenge and opportunities as we continue to expand globally to serve our clients, always guided by our core values of collaboration & camaraderie, rigor, initiative, service, and professionalism.”

Mimi received her Master’s in Organizational Management from The George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Society for Human Resource Management (NOVA SHRM) chapter and is a past recipient of the SHRM Pinnacle Award for exceptional HR programs.


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