CHRO Forum

Corporate Learning & Development Executive Roundtable
July 25, 2018
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CHRO Forum

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

  • LINDA ALDRED (Texas Children's Hospital), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer
  • VIVEK ARORA (Mears Group, Inc.), Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
  • VARUN BHATIA (AirAsia Berhad), Chief People & Culture Officer
  • LISA BOMRAD (Home Chef), VP of People
  • ROD BRANCH (HydroChemPSC), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KIM CANNON (Holland America Group), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • DEBORA CATSAVAS (Kaiser Permanente), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • SCOTT CHAPLIN (Vista Outdoor Inc.), Chief Legal, Human Resources & Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • TRACY MESTAS COOK (Zayo Group), Vice President, People Operations and Chief of Staff
  • PATRICIA DAVIES (Bob's Discount Furniture), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • JIM DUNN (Atrium Health), Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KETY DURON (City of Hope), Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer
  • ANASTASIA FALCONIO (Kids II), Chief People Officer
  • KAREN FERRARO (Medline Industries), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JULIE FLETCHER (AMN Healthcare Services Inc.), Chief Talent Officer
  • KERI FRASER (Colliers International), Vice President Human Resources, North America
  • LAURA FREEMAN (Schnuck Markets), Chief People 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
  • DAVE HARMON (Gannett/USA Today), Chief People Officer
  • LYNN HERRICK (GreatCall, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer & Chief Human Resource Officer
  • EDDIE HIGHTOWER (Caliber Collision), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • JANET HOGAN (Hormel Foods), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • 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
  • DANIEL KEEFE (Reynolds Consumer Products), Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • CAROLYN KOENIG (SSM Health), Chief Administrative Officer
  • DENISE LAFORTE (Cushman & Wakefield), Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas
  • OLLIE MALONE (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)), Vice President, Human Resources
  • NICOLE MANZO (KONE), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • JOHN MARQUES (Vidant Health), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • 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
  • SARAH PETRONE (Portland Trail Blazers & Rip City Management), Senior Vice President, People & Culture
  • KERRY POND (Trillium Health Partners), Chief Human Resource Officer
  • MICHELLE ROTH (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Head of Talent Management
  • PATTI SIMPSON (Ruby Tuesday), Chief People Officer
  • SHAUN SMITH (New York Presbyterian Hospital), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer
  • REGGIE STOVER (Boston Children's Hospital), Senior Vice President, Chief People & Employee Experience Officer
  • BETH TASKA (Topa Equities), Chief People Officer
  • JOLINE TREANOR (Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • BETHANY TURON (Earth Fare), Senior Vice President Human Resources & Organizational Strategy
  • GIOVANI TWIGGE (IDEXX Laboratories), Chief Human Resources Officer

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

  • "Enriching! Time well spent among senior practitioners."
    Jose Motta
    Dean Foods Company
  • "Excellent, well managed, great learning & networking."
    Gajendra Chandel
    Tata Motors
  • "A great opportunity to connect, learn & share."
    Laura Sue D’Annunzio
  • “Very good sense of participants and panelists, as well as key topics covered. Good investment of time.”
    Horace O. Porrás | American Tower Corporation
  • “Informative, current thought leadership. Honest, effective, efficient. Outstanding!”
    Randall Lapp | Metals USA
  • “Great forum, great information, great people. I think the format is outstanding. Thanks!”
    Khaled Bagul | Sizzler USA
  • “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
  • “Great blend of shared learnings, some new info and good company.”
    Diana Lee | Sesame Workshop
  • “An incredible networking event that connects talented thought leaders with other professionals to share ideas and promote innovation/change.”
    Rebecca Jones | European Wax Center
  • “Interactive, engaging – great opportunity to learn from peers!”
    Cesar Salas | Hamburg SUD
  • “Focused and engaging learning opportunity. The networking continues to be one of the biggest benefits of this type of program.”
    Mike Farmer | BMC
  • “Intimate, high-level conversations.”
    Anita Noe | Lionsgate
  • “The forum is interactive and engaging with many opportunities to network with peers.”
    Heidi Char | Pet Supplies Plus
  • “Good opportunity to talk with and listen to peers on topics that are very relevant.”
    Jim Viola | Party City
  • “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
  • “The CHRO Forum is a great opportunity to network with and learn HR practices from like-minded individuals.”
    Laurie Miller | Alliance HealthCare Services
  • “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
  • “Very productive. Great, relevant topics.”
    Nancy LaMons | Sprouts Farmers Market

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