John Herath

Board Member at Large

John has been a member of Raleigh-Wake for 19 years.  He is a past President and is currently the moderator of the Executive Think Tanks.  He previously served as Treasurer and on the Strategic Planning Committee.  John grew up in Charlottesville, VA and graduated from Radford University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) and a concentration in Human Resources Management.  John also holds a current Professional in Human Resources certification (PHR) from the HRCI and a SHRM-CP certification from SHRM. He has spent the past 20+ years in progressively more responsible Human Resources Management positions for companies in both the manufacturing and service sectors.  John joined Orion Talent in 1999 as the Human Resources Manager and was subsequently promoted to Partner and Director of Human Resources for all of Orion’s companies.  John is also the owner of a small business.  Tristar provides health insurance coverage to military retirees. 

John has been happily married for 19 years to his wife Joanna and they have two German Shepherd Dogs and two large parrots.  John spends most of his free time in shooting competitions across the US.