CHRO Forum

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October 20, 2018

October 20–22, 2019 | Four Seasons Hotel | Westlake Village, CA

Join like-minded CHROs for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • VARUN BHATIA (AirAsia Berhad), Chief People & Culture Officer
  • LISA BOMRAD (Farmer's Fridge), Chief People Officer
  • ROD BRANCH (HydroChemPSC), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • MICHAEL BUCHMEIER (Red Robin), Chief People Officer
  • DEBORA CATSAVAS (Kaiser Permanente), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • TRACY MESTAS COOK (Zayo Group), Vice President, People Operations and Chief of Staff
  • JIM DUNN (Atrium Health), Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • MIKE FROMM (Shaw Industries), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • SHELLY FUNDERBURG (Mettler-Toledo), Head of Human Resources, North America
  • SHAQUANDA GORDON (Gordon Food Service), Vice President, North American Human Resources
  • CURT GRAY (BAE Systems, Inc.), Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
  • DEBORAH GRIMES (UAB Health System), Chief Diversity Officer
  • LYNN HERRICK (GreatCall, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer & Chief Human Resource Officer
  • EDDIE HIGHTOWER (Caliber Collision), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • ROBERT HOLMES (nThrive), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ERIC HUMPHREY (Froedtert Health), Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • RONIKA JANDIAL-GILBERT (Wilton Brands), Vice President, People and Culture
  • MICHAEL KARICHER (Remington Hotels), Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • DENISE LAFORTE (Cushman & Wakefield), Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas
  • STU LARSON (Vista Outdoor), Former Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JASON LIOY (Dawn Foods), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • NICOLE MANZO (KONE), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • KELLY MCCULLOCH (Pizza Hut, U.S.), Chief People Officer
  • BETSY MERCADO (Flynn Restaurant Group), Vice President, Human Resources
  • ANDY ORTIZ (Cedars-Sinai), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • SUE PETERSEN (Noodles & Company), Vice President, Human Resources
  • KERRY POND (Trillium Health Partners), Chief Human Resource Officer
  • SHAWN POWERS (TTM Technologies), Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
  • MICHELLE ROTH (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Head of Talent Management
  • AMY SHEEHAN (Hormel Foods Corporation), Director of Talent Acquisition
  • PAUL SHORE (Pilot Flying J), Chief People Officer
  • JULIE SMITH (Bozzuto), Chief Administrative Officer
  • SHAUN SMITH (New York Presbyterian Hospital), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer
  • BETH TASKA (Topa Equities), Chief People Officer
  • JULIE VARGO (AMN Healthcare), Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partner

Advisory Board

  • MAYA BORDEAUX (Tribune Publishing), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • DANIEL DOHAR (BrightView Landscapes), Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • SUZANNE ELLIOTT (Farmers Insurance), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KAREN FERRARO (Medline Industries, Inc.), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JANICE HALL (Marvell Technology Group), Vice President Human Resources
  • DAVE HARMON (Gannett / USA Today), Chief People Officer
  • KATELIN HOLLOWAY (Reddit), Vice President, People & Culture
  • PAULA HUBBARD (McLane Company), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ANN MARR (World Wide Technology), Vice President, Global Human Resources
  • BRAD NEILLEY (AvalonBay Communities), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • GIOVANI TWIGGE (IDEXX Laboratories), Chief Human Resources Officer

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Topics For Discussion

  • The Role Of The CHRO In 2020 & Beyond: What Does The Future Hold?
  • Innovations On The Horizon: How Will Technology & AI Transform Your Workforce?
  • Improving The Employee Experience: The Importance Of Workplace Communication
  • Using Storytelling To Attract Top Talent & Hire The Right Fit For Your Culture
  • Keeping The Human Element In The Age Of Technology

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Located off Highway 101, this upscale hotel is also 1.1 miles from Westlake Golf Course and 12 miles from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.


General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.


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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • Jose Motta
    "Enriching! Time well spent among senior practitioners."
    Jose Motta
    Dean Foods Company
  • Gajendra Chandel
    "Excellent, well managed, great learning & networking."
    Gajendra Chandel
    Tata Motors
  • Laura Sue D’Annunzio
    "A great opportunity to connect, learn & share."
    Laura Sue D’Annunzio
  • Horace O. Porrás | American Tower Corporation
    “Very good sense of participants and panelists, as well as key topics covered. Good investment of time.”
    Horace O. Porrás | American Tower Corporation
  • Randall Lapp | Metals USA
    “Informative, current thought leadership. Honest, effective, efficient. Outstanding!”
    Randall Lapp | Metals USA
  • Khaled Bagul | Sizzler USA
    “Great forum, great information, great people. I think the format is outstanding. Thanks!”
    Khaled Bagul | Sizzler USA
  • Al Gibson | First Source
    “My mantra is ‘The right tool for the right people at the right time.’ This conference hit the mark on all those areas.”
    Al Gibson | First Source
  • Diana Lee | Sesame Workshop
    “Great blend of shared learnings, some new info and good company.”
    Diana Lee | Sesame Workshop
  • Rebecca Jones | European Wax Center
    “An incredible networking event that connects talented thought leaders with other professionals to share ideas and promote innovation/change.”
    Rebecca Jones | European Wax Center
  • Cesar Salas | Hamburg SUD
    “Interactive, engaging – great opportunity to learn from peers!”
    Cesar Salas | Hamburg SUD
  • Mike Farmer | BMC
    “Focused and engaging learning opportunity. The networking continues to be one of the biggest benefits of this type of program.”
    Mike Farmer | BMC
  • Anita Noe | Lionsgate
    “Intimate, high-level conversations.”
    Anita Noe | Lionsgate
  • Heidi Char | Pet Supplies Plus
    “The forum is interactive and engaging with many opportunities to network with peers.”
    Heidi Char | Pet Supplies Plus
  • Jim Viola | Party City
    “Good opportunity to talk with and listen to peers on topics that are very relevant.”
    Jim Viola | Party City
  • Kim Collins | IPG Mediabrands
    “The small, select participation list provides a perfect environment to network, learn how others deal with similar issues, and build relationships for future peer-to-peer support/guidance.”
    Kim Collins | IPG Mediabrands
  • Laurie Miller | Alliance HealthCare Services
    “The CHRO Forum is a great opportunity to network with and learn HR practices from like-minded individuals.”
    Laurie Miller | Alliance HealthCare Services
  • Julie Fletcher | AMN Healthcare
    “Worth the time commitment to hear best practices from CHRO’s in various industries. Intimate setting to build CHRO network and to meet and assess vendor partners.”
    Julie Fletcher | AMN Healthcare
  • Nancy LaMons | Sprouts Farmers Market
    “Very productive. Great, relevant topics.”
    Nancy LaMons | Sprouts Farmers Market

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