Sean Hudspeth, MBA, SHRM-CP, SPFS

Chief Human Resources Officer
Wichita Public Schools

Sean is a human resource professional with more than 25 years of Human Resources/Risk Management experience developing strategies that align and support the strategic plan.  Sean began his career with a local staffing firm in 1994 where he served as the Assistant Vice President of Operations and then transitioned over to the automotive retail industry in 2002 with a local auto dealer group.  In 2020, he became the Chief Human Resource Officer at USD 259 – Wichita Public Schools which is the states largest public school district.  Sean’s primary focus as CHRO includes all aspects of but not limited to:

  • Talent Acquisition/Staffing
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Labor Management/Negotiations
  • Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Risk Management/Insurance and
  • Employee Relations & Investigations

Mr. Hudspeth holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Economics from Wichita State University and has an MBA from Baker University with a concentration in Human Resource Management.  Sean has taught Human Resources, Business Management and Leadership courses at the post-secondary level in graduate and undergraduate programs at several local universities. He is an active member and volunteer of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) at the local, state and national level and was the recipient of the Kansas SHRM HR Professional of the Year in 2021.

Sean possesses a broad spectrum of management and leadership qualities with a proven record of attaining goals, demonstrating strong negotiation skills, mediation/conflict resolution and organizational development strategies that foster strong employee relations in a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.