Kerrie Watkins

Human Resources Manager


What is your role and function at WPS?

As the HR Manager, I focus on a variety of areas: recruitment, employee relations, benefits and compensation, training and development, and legal compliance. Building relationships is key to being successful in this role.


What issues or needs are you an advocate for inside the company?

Employee development—I encourage continuous life-long learning both professionally and personally.


How long have you been at WPS?

My journey with WPS started in the beginning of 2015.


Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

I am a Southern California native that has lived in the South Bay all my life.

What are three personal things about you people probably wouldn’t know?

I am an introvert, I like to watch natural disaster movies, and I was ranked in the top 10 PvP kills in a MMORPG (World of Warcraft). 


What’s a big obstacle you’ve had to overcome in your life or career?

Graduating with my degree—it took me 10 years (part-time) to complete.

What’s your personal connection to the WPS mission?

My personal core values align well with the core values of WPS.


What is your educational background?

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources.


What’s something you’re currently studying or learning?

How to do maintenance on an HVAC system.


What do you enjoy most about working at WPS?

The people—we have great people.


Where can we contact you?

My Email