Board of Directors

Kathy Claytor, SPHR, GPHR

Kathy Claytor Headshot

Governance Committee Chair

Kathy Claytor leads the Human Resources function at the holding company level for Delta Dental of Virginia and other subsidiaries. Delta Dental is a market-leading dental insurer, bridging the gap between emerging technology and oral health industries. Focused on promoting oral health, Delta Dental believes that everyone deserves a healthy smile.

Kathy has been in her current role as a strategic leader of the human resources, change management and facilities departments for more than ten years. Prior to this role, she led human resources for Roanoke County and HR roles at Brunswick Corporation.

Kathy currently serves on the board of directors for the region’s Strategic Alliance for Innovation, Technology and Business Acceleration and is a member of Women Corporate Directors and the Roanoke Women’s Foundation. Prior board roles include Girl Scouts Skyline Council and Jobs for Virginia Graduates.

Kathy’s global work includes serving on the board for an India-based software company and as an advisory council member with the New Delhi Institute of Management. She is a frequent speaker at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India where she was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Global HR Leaders in Asia. She was featured in People Matters magazine, India’s most widely-distributed human resources publication, and has been a participant in executive human resources delegations to India, China, South Africa and Cuba. Kathy is also a volunteer for the Aasha Foundation, which supports a shelter for girls and young women in Mumbai, India.

Kathy holds a Master’s of Administration in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s in Business and Economics from Emory and Henry College. She completed Harvard Executive Education courses from Harvard Business School.  She holds several HR certifications: Global Professional in Human Resources, GPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources, SPHR, and the SHRM-SCP.

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