I enjoy tying the pieces together - understanding the business and our people - and developing human resources strategies that both elevate employee experience and drive organizational growth.
Kristin Barrette, Chief Human Resources Officer at ALIGN PRECISION, leads a strategic, cohesive team dedicated to attracting, retaining, and unifying talent across ALIGN. She brings passion and resiliency to every day, along with extensive experience operating in the aerospace and defense industry. Kristin takes pride in building and restructuring HR to best capitalize on the strengths of individuals while ensuring alignment of HR with the organization's strategy.
Centered by an unwavering leadership philosophy of integrity, authenticity, and accountability, Kristin inspires transparency and diversity of thought, resulting in inclusive workplace cultures. She advocates for "being your full self at work"—a mantra that drives employees to achieve as individuals and as a team. A transformative leader, she consistently strives for effective, data-driven decision-making that balances the needs of our business, our people, and our customers.
Kristin has spent her career building and leading HR teams at mission-focused organizations in diverse organizational environments. In her previous role at ManTech International, she led HR for the federal civilian sector and later for the 5,500-employee $1.5 billion defense sector. She also previously served as a the top HR executive for government contracting firms supporting federal civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies. Kristin's earlier experience includes managing HR teams supporting CONUS and OCONUS operations at Mission Essential.
Kristin earned her master's degree in human resources and employment relations from The Pennsylvania State University and her bachelor's degree in business management with a minor in English from Radford University. Kristin also holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. She is a highly sought-after mentor, providing leadership coaching and development to others in the government-contracting industry.