She will be responsible for overseeing SPA’s talent attraction, retention and development functions across three continents, the company said Wednesday.
Howell most recently served as executive vice president and chief HR officer at ASRC Federal. Before that role, she spent 15 years at BAE Systems in various positions such as senior director of learning and development manager and senior director of HR.
She holds active membership at the National Society for Human Resource Management.
William Vantine, president and CEO at SPA, said the addition of Howell comes as the company looks to expand its investment in employee experience initiatives.