Michael D. Christman, MBA, SPHR

Director of Human Resources
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email mdchristman@wardandsmith.com
252.672.5551 Fax 252.672.5477
Post Office Box 867, New Bern, NC 28563-0867

Michael Christman is an accomplished Human Resources Executive with a demonstrated history of delivering value-added services in fast-paced, dynamic organizations undergoing tremendous change and growth.  As the Firm's Director of Human Resources, his efforts help to support our mission to be the law firm of choice for staff and attorneys. 

Michael has strong business acumen and is skilled at building corporate culture and people first strategies. He has proven experience as a strategic coach, mentor, and sounding board to CEOs and other C-suite leaders.

Michael is passionate about developing and retaining top talent. He is highly proficient at leveraging technology to improve performance and gain efficiencies. His areas of expertise include:

Michael's industry experience includes hospitals, health care, professional services, legal services, and HR consulting. 


  • M.B.A., Temple University
  • B.A., Political Science, Temple University

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Society For Human Resource Management (SPHR)

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