Billie Wright

Billie Wright

Austin SHRM
Billie is an accomplished HR and operations strategic leader with 20+ years’ progressive people operations and executive leadership experience in various industries, scaling and leading teams, coaching for greatness, driving culture and change transformation, and strategy execution at all levels to achieve business results. In addition to serving as the 2023 President for Austin SHRM, Billie also serves as an independent Leadership Consultant and Performance Coach. She previously served as the VP of People Operations for a public benefits corporation and for the WA State Employment Security Department (ESD) as the Chief Human Resource Officer. Prior to serving as ESD’s CHRO, she also served as their Chief Learning Officer where she led and directed the agency’s employee engagement initiatives, training program, leadership development and executive coaching program. Furthermore, Billie also served as the Director of Human Resources for other state and municipal entities, transportation and manufacturing industries. Billie is a Master Certified Engagement Curriculum Facilitator, nationally certified Crucial Conversations® instructor, certified change management practitioner, DEI practitioner and certified leadership coach. She is also a skilled facilitator who brings a sense of fun and curiosity into her presentations! Billie hails from Texas by way of Louisiana, enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is a graduate of Western Governor’s University, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership.

Friday, May 12

US/Central from 11 :40 AM to 12 :05 PM ( 25 mins )

[Main Stage Panel] Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplace: Insights from Austin SHRM

Main Stage

  • Leadership & the Modern Organization
  • Talent Development & Enterprise Learning

Lone Star Ballroom (A-E), 3rd Fl

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