Paula H. Harvey is the Vice President of Human Resources and Safety at Schulte Building Systems, Inc., a metal buildings manufacturer, in Hockley, TX. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a HR generalist in the retail, services, construction, and manufacturing industries. She also owned her HR and Safety consulting firm for several years.
In addition to teaching business and leadership topics for Rice University as an adjunct--including the SHRM Learning System--Paula is an internationally recognized speaker on global and strategic business issues. Her work has been published or appeared in articles on HR topics and she co-authored three books with other HR professionals: What’s Next In Human Resources, Evolution of Human Resources, and Compassion @ Work.
Paula is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is currently serving on the SHRM Board of Directors and the SHRM Talent Acquisition Panel. She has also served on the SHRM Foundation Board of Directors, the SHRM Membership Advisory Council (MAC), NCSHRM State Director/President and President of Union County HR Association and Charlotte Area SHRM. She is a member of HR Houston mentoring students on the University Liaison committee.
Paula earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in International Marketing and Operations Management from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MBA with a concentration in HR Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a past recipient of the NCSHRM HR Professional of the Year, NCSHRM HR Hall of Fame, and NCSHRM HR Humanitarian of the Year awards. She is a member of the NCSHRM Hall of Fame.
Paula lives in Cypress, TX, a suburb of Houston, with her husband, Kenneth, and their two cats. She enjoys martial arts, church activities, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling all over the globe visiting lighthouses. She is a member of the All Fifty States club and working on all 7 continents.