Kholsen D. Hightower, who joined Sojourner House in March as the Human Resources Generalist, will soon take on an additional role: as board president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Hightower will officially become president at NAAAHR’s launch and induction ceremony on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the Rivers Casino Allegheny Room.
East Liberty-based Sojourner House provides faith-based residential treatment and other services to addicted women and their children to break the intergenerational cycle. Hightower is primarily responsible for benefits administration, compensation and wage structure, talent acquisition, performance and development management, compliance and administration, while supporting diversity and inclusivity.
The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR), is an inspirational and unique career development and networking powerhouse for minority human resources practitioners and those aligned with our goals to provide: Networking, Career Opportunities, Education and Professional Development, as well as Mentorship, Tools, Tips, and Resources.
Prior to working at Sojourner House Inc., Hightower worked as a Human Resources associate and managed multiple high-end luxury brand stores for Italy-based Airest Collezioni. He studied Aviation Management at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Carbondale, IL. He also studied Aviation Science with a concentration in Air Traffic Control, while working on a private pilot license. Hightower is a member of Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity. He also served as president for the Black Student Union at Wright State University, outside of Dayton, OH. Hightower is a resident of Bellevue.
“2017 is proving to be an incredible year. I’m having the opportunity to support not one, but two organizations with missions close to my heart. I’m looking forward to offering my time and talents to both Sojourner House and NAAAHR,” said Hightower.
About Sojourner House
Based in East Liberty, Sojourner House provides faith-based residential treatment and other services to addicted women and their children to break the intergenerational cycle of addiction. Its sister organization, Sojourner House MOMS, located in East Liberty and Homewood, provides housing and supportive services to mothers in recovery and their children. As non-denominational faith-based agencies, Sojourner House and Sojourner House MOMS partner with other agencies and community groups to enhance community involvement and program quality.