Tony L. Butler-Sims

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

As CNFA’s lead human resources (HR) executive, Butler-Sims is responsible for preserving the organization’s unique culture of positive engagement with its employees around the world, overseeing all people management activities across the organization including staffing, employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, training and professional development, HR service delivery, diversity, equity and inclusion, workplace culture and HR policies and programs. Butler-Sims is also responsible for ensuring that CNFA’s information technology platform and safety and security programs are aligned and consistent across the organization. Under his leadership, CNFA’s employee retention rate continues to be among the best in our industry.

In his 30+ years of experience in human resources, Butler-Sims has worked at private, for-profit and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining CNFA, he was the director of human resources and administration for Cardno Emerging Markets, with responsibility for Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. He has also held senior director positions at a federal government contractor in Northern Virginia and at the largest public-sector international labor union. A U.S. Army veteran, Butler-Sims served at various military bases in Germany, South Korea and the United States.

Butler-Sims holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he holds certifications as a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute. Butler-Sims is a founding member of the SHRM Executive Network, a board member with the District of Columbia Chapter of SHRM, and an official member of the Forbes Human Resource Council.

In his spare time, he serves as an active member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and enjoys volunteering, traveling and spending time with his family.