J. Kim Scholes

Vice President – Human Resources

J. Kim Scholes is Vice President of Human Resources for The Burks Companies. She has a track record of spearheading human capital management initiatives and implementing policies and procedures that optimize productivity, reduce costs, stem turnover, enhance employee/employment branding, and elevate overall team effectiveness and morale. Kim is a key strategic partner in formulating policies and procedures that align with overall corporate mission requirements and goals.  She has significant expertise in strategic management of multi-site, multi-state operations.                                                                                                 A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Kim possesses an extensive background in human capital management for both the public and private sectors, having previously held progressively-responsible positions for the Department of Defense/Army, the U.S. General Services Administration, Sportslife/Crunch Fitness/Bally's International, Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility), Network Communications, Inc, and Booz Allen Hamilton.  Although she considers herself a generalist with HR operations management and merger/acquisitions expertise, she is a subject matter expert in HR operations management and employee/labor relations with particular emphasis in facilitating automated progressive disciplinary actions, HRIS and benefits implementation, workforce and succession planning initiatives, management development programs, and alternative dispute resolution.                                                                                        Kim has successfully consulted with and trained bargaining and non-bargaining unit employees, supervisors, managers and senior executives within the defense and telecommunications branches of the federal government, including implementing change management during a critical period of reorganization due to national reinvention initiatives.  She has also implemented merger/integration projects, developed a double-digit, multi-million dollar budget, facilitated change management, maintained HR policy oversight, and provided guidance on national/regional employment issues for her previous employer, while acting as an employee advocate for workforces comprised of diverse occupations.  Her quality service and professionalism within these organizations have warranted her receipt of numerous promotions, official letters of appreciation from clients, performance and incentive bonus awards, including the Booz Allen Hamilton High 5, Centennial Volunteer, and Performance and Team Awards, one of Cingular’s first Key Contributor Awards and the federal Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.  Kim received a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA with concentrations in management and marketing from the University of Tennessee, graduating from both curricula with high honors.