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Director of People & Culture Fiona Sityar Recognized as HR Executive HR Rising Star 2023

  • Highlight News
  • June 16, 2023

HR Executive recognizes five human resource professionals in the 18th annual HR Rising Stars competition, including Highlight Director of People and Culture, Fiona Sityar. The awards recognize up to six HR professionals across various industries who are near the top of their organization’s HR functions and show a promising future as an HR leaders. The winners were selected from a vast pool of rising HR talent and evaluated by a team of judges from across the HR field.

Fiona has served Highlight for six years, supporting our organizational growth and scaling our workforce between 65 to 1000+ people. She started as Highlight’s HR Administrator in a department of one person, now serves as Director of People and Culture, and oversees the Human Resources and Recruiting teams. Today, she manages the entire employee lifecycle from on- and off-boarding, benefits administration, compliance oversight, and reporting to corporate training and professional development.

“Fiona has been a rising star since day one, and I am thrilled she received this recognition. She was a critical part of Highlight’s ability to grow rapidly over the past five years. I am grateful to have Fiona on our team, and I look forward to working with her in the coming years as we continue to build Highlight’s people and culture capabilities.” Said Highlight CEO Rebecca Andino.

“Thank you to Human Resource Executive and the judging panel for the award – I am honored to be recognized as a 2023 HR Rising Star! This award wouldn’t be possible if not for the support from my Highlight team. This recognition serves as a huge motivator and inspiration for us to elevate the standards for HR excellence further and drive continuous improvement and impact within the organization,” said Fiona Sityar, Highlight Director of People and Culture.

Read more about Fiona’s journey here.

Learn more about the award and other awardees here.

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Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit