Sonya Starr Gant

Project Director

Pittsburgh Allegheny


Sonya Starr Gant has over 25+ years of diverse human resources and management experience, which spans start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, and benefits administration. Prior to joining United Labor Agency-OMJ|CC Sonya held human resource leadership positions for both profit and non-profit companies including Colorado Technical University as Director of Training and Development where she supported 180+ employees and partnered with Operating Unit leaders to ensure alignment of Admissions/HR strategies with business initiatives and goals. Her more recent role as Human Resources Manager with CEC Combustion Safety included management of the compensation program, Affirmative Action and EEO compliance, HRIS management, Strategic Recruitment and development of policy and procedures. Sonya was recently promoted to Project Director with United Labor Agency- PA CareerLink® Pittsburgh/Allegheny County.

Sonya attained the following degrees; MBA, in Human Resource Management, M.Ed., in Leadership in Educational Organizations, a MSM, in Project Management and an Executive MBA.

Sonya knows that people hire people, not resumes. Companies are not just looking for a set of qualifications that match a job description. To ensure a complete match, Sonya extensively interviews both companies and candidates to find out who they are and what they are looking for — as companies and as people.

Sonya brings an innate ability to effectively recruit, manage, train and develop organizational environments that transform cultures, build corporate alliances and infrastructures while engaging employees proactively.

Sonya is most fulfilled when helping people to grow professionally. Her vision and ability to nurture relationships lead to long-term solutions and success while delivering exceptional professional service, absolute confidentiality, and ethical values to both clients and candidates.