As VP, Executive Director, Global Talent Experience and Talent Partner Lead, US, Christa Balom partners closely with the SVP, global executive director, talent to create a vision and strategy for agency talent in all aspects throughout the employee journey. Christa leads HR for the US offices and HR operations across the global network. She brings progressive experience in employee relations, performance management, conflict resolution, employee development and retention, compensation, and immigration. She is a results-driven professional with analytical and strategic problem-solving experience and an emphasis on building strong human-centered relationships at all levels of management.
Prior to R/GA, Christa was the VP, HR and Operations at Edelman where she created talent and HR strategies to optimize the client and employee experience. Preceding her role at Edelman, Christa was the VP, WW director of HR operations & inclusion at Momentum Worldwide where she executed the diversity and inclusion initiative and led talent management and employee development programs.
Christa holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and an MS in Human Resources Management from The New School. She is a lover of travel and fully immersing herself in different cultures.