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Peter Shelby

Assistant Secretary for Office of Human Resources & Administration

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As Assistant Secretary of VA’s Office of Human Resources & Administration (HR&A), Peter Shelby oversees a team that supports over 325,000 VA employees and 6,000 human resources professionals across the country. To meet the needs of the VA workforce, Mr. Shelby leads an HR&A team who provides professional assistance in the areas of Administration, Human Resources Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Resolution Management, Labor-Management Relations, Veterans Employment, Employee Development and Senior Executive Management.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Shelby is Principal and Founder of Transcendent Performance, an HR and talent development consulting practice. Previously, Peter was a Senior Vice President with Related Companies in New York City. Prior to his work in the private sector, Mr. Shelby served in several human capital leadership roles in the Intelligence Community, including Associate Dean at National Intelligence University, Chief Learning Officer for National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and Deputy for Learning and Development for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Mr. Shelby retired from the Marine Corps as a Major after 24 years of non-commissioned and commissioned officer service. Peter holds an MBA in Human Resources Management from Northcentral University, and a Master of Arts in Adult Education from George Mason University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (summa cum laude) from The Citadel. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and SHRM Senior Certified Professional.

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