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Rayshad Holmes


  • Management
  • School of Business


Dr. Rayshad A. Holmes was recently appointed Director of the Division of Workforce Development for the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, Rayshad serves as the principal advisor of all human capital issues. Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Holmes served as VA's Human Capital Officer at the Office of Personnel Management. Dr. Holmes was responsible for managing VA's Strategic Management of Human Capital scorecard within the President's Management Agenda. Dr. Holmes played a key role in VA's promotion to Green in status and progress. Dr. Holmes has had the privilege of working for Accenture, LLP as a Human Capital Consultant. In this role Dr. Holmes actively engaged in several organizational design and training design and delivery projects for Fortune 500 clients.Dr. Holmes also contributed to the firm's internal growth by mentoring junior consultants and analysts and regularly recruiting on the firm's behalf. Dr. Holmes graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management. Before completing studies at Georgetown, Dr. Holmes was named a Patrick Healy Fellow. Dr. Holmes earned his Ph.D. in Business from George Washington University. Dr. Holmes was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. Beta Gamma Sigma is the business school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa and represents the highest academic distinction awarded to graduates.Dr. Holmes is an adjunct professor at Howard University where he teaches courses in management, leadership and organizational behavior at the graduate and undergraduate level. Dr. Holmes also serves as core faculty for Executive MBA program. Dr. Holmes has served as a trustee at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, board member for Susie C. Owens Enterprises and is chief executive officer of WQC, Inc., a 501c3 organization purposed to help teens master financial management. Dr. Holmes is the author of two books and several academic publications. Dr. Holmes is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Holmes' research interests focus on emotional intelligence, management education, leadership, strategic human capital and financial literacy. When not in the office, classroom or boardroom, Dr. Holmes enjoys reading, traveling, mentoring and golfing.