Wadetta L. Saunders

Partner + Office and Human Resources Manager

Virginia Beach Office

Wadetta first joined the SMF team as a drafter when the firm was just seven years old. She continued to learn and expand her skillset and switched over to office administration. Her career grew with the firm, and in 2022 she became a partner.

Currently, Wadetta navigates Human Resources functions such as talent management, compensation and employee benefits, training and development, and compliance and workplace safety. Additionally, she manages the administrative team's performance of fee proposals, specifications, and letters and reports. She has also previously served as a contract facilitator for several term contracts.

Her attention to detail and effective communication skills have been critical to the smooth operation of the SMF offices. Her invaluable contributions to the team ensure continued growth.


A.A.S. ITT Technical Institute

SHRM Certificate Program, Old Dominion University


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society for Design, Former Member

Election Poll Worker, Volunteer


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