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2021 Speakers

Jennifer Christie
Chief People Officer at Twitter
Jennifer Christie is Chief People Officer at Twitter. She leads the global People team and works with the executive management team and board of directors to support the strategic direction of the company. Specifically, she oversees […]
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Tiffanie Boyd
SVP & Chief People Officer at McDonald’s
Tiffanie Boyd is the and a member US Senior Leadership Team. In this role, she leads the People function for the US business and is accountable for People strategy, alignment, talent management, performance management, leadership development, […]
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Kamy Scarlett
CHRO at Best Buy & EVP at Best Buy Canada at Best Buy
Kamy Scarlett is the chief human resources officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, she oversees talent development and the health and well-being of our employees worldwide, with a focus on making Best Buy […]
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Robin Everhart
SVP, CHRO & Transformation Officer at Louisiana Pacific
Robin Everhart joined Louisiana Pacific in April 2019. She is responsible for leading LP’s global human resources strategy and driving organizational effectiveness and transformational change to create a high-performance business culture. In her role, she leads […]
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Vinitaa Jayson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, North America at Procter & Gamble
2020 Senior Vice President – Human Resources, P&G North America (Cincinnati) 2018 Vice President – Human Resources, P&G North America (Cincinnati) 2016 Vice President – Human Resources, P&G Asia (Singapore) 2010 Director, Global Grooming (Boston) 2009 […]
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Laura Watt
EVP Human Resources at Diageo North America
Laura joined Diageo as the Human Resources Director, Diageo Business Services in September 2017 and was appointed as the EVP for HR, North America in January 2020. Laura has over 25 years of experience in Human […]
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Melanie Simpson
VP, Human Resources at Microsoft
Melanie Simpson is responsible for partnering to establish and drive Microsoft’s people priorities across Microsoft’s US subsidiary based in Bellevue WA. As a member of the extended HR Leadership team at Microsoft she plays a role […]
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Rodrigo Puga
VP Global Talent Solutions at Pfizer
Rodrigo Puga is an executive with more than 23 years of experience at Pfizer, leading high-performance teams and implementing new and successful business models in different markets. Rodrigo was appointed as VP, Global Talent Solutions on […]
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Karin Raguin
VP of Talent Management & CSR at LVMH
Enabling people to shape their own career paths. This exciting proposition perfectly sums up my professional work. I began my own career in human relations – employee training and reconversion – and those formative years left […]
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Lars Minns
Chief Human Resources Officer, NAFTA at Mercedes Benz
Lars N. Minns is the Chief Human Resources Officer of North America for Mercedes-Benz, with responsibility for the USA, Canada, and Mexico. He leads the organization in designing and implementing HR strategies that directly align with […]
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Andrew Davis
Global Chief People Experience Officer at Sony Music
Andrew Davis is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Experience Officer at Sony Music Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a leading music, entertainment, and technology company based in Manhattan, NY. In his role, Davis […]
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Willie Grant
VP, Human Resources, Enabling Functions at Bristol Myers Squibb
Willie S. Grant has 25+ years of global Human Resources experience across multiple industries and cultures. He has a proven track record in HR strategy development, driving organizational performance and building and leading globally diverse teams. […]
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Eric Severson
Chief People & Belonging Officer at Neiman Marcus
Eric Severson is Chief People & Belonging Officer at Neiman Marcus. For more than two decades, Eric has built evidence-based systems to manage talent and drive organizational performance, enabling companies to differentiate their employment brands and […]
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Rob Chesnut
Former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb
Rob Chesnut is General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer with Airbnb, Inc., a $30 billion private global travel and payments company that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to rent short-term lodging including […]
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Lori Costew
Chief Diversity Officer & People Strategy at Ford Motor Company
Lori Costew is honored to serve as the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of People Strategy at Ford Motor Company. Her portfolio focuses on the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts to cultivate an environment […]
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Binh Nguyen
VP Talent Acquisition at Walmart
Binh Nguyen is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Strategy & Operations for Walmart. He is a seasoned talent acquisition executive with 21 years’ experience delivering forward-thinking recruiting solutions for top Fortune 50 companies. He joined […]
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Mike Lauderdale
VP Human Resources at FedEx
Mike Lauderdale is the Vice President of Human Resources for FedEx Services, the shared services entity of the world’s largest transportation company responsible for Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Service. As a human resources executive, […]
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Rick Hamman
Global Director Talent Management and HR at Ascend Performance Materials
Rick Hamman is the Global Director for Talent Management and HR at Ascend Performance Materials, a chemical company headquartered in Houston, TX that specializes in Nylon 6,6. His primary area of focus is leadership and employee […]
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CeLois Steele
Director Global Diversity & Inclusion External Engagement at Bristol Myers Squibb
CeLois Steele is Director Global Diversity & Inclusion External Engagement at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In this role CeLois has the responsibility for building collaborative partnerships and reputational trust among key influencers and decision makers in government, business, […]
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Carlos Guerra
VP, Human Resources Americas at Nissan North America, Inc.
Carlos Guerra is currently Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Nissan Americas. In this role, Carlos is responsible for all aspects of the strategic direction and operations of human resources (HR) for the Americas […]
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Sam Jackson
VP- Human Resources at Domino's Pizza
Sam Jackson currently serves as vice president of human resources for Domino’s, developing and driving talent strategies for the company. He is a senior leader with proven results around navigating complex problems, driving performance and inspiring […]
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Karen Gathercole
VP Human Resources at Satcom Direct
Karen has an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Florida Institute of Technology, and over 21 years management experience in Human Resources. She holds certifications as a PHR, SHRM-CP, and a Certified HealthCare Reform Specialist (CHRS). […]
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Michelle Radcliffe
Sr. Director Human Resources at Orlando Health
Michelle Radcliffe is a performance-driven senior level Human Resources executive committed to developing people and organizations by applying expertise in human resources and business strategy, talent acquisition and retention/turnover, employee and labor relations, workforce planning, conflict […]
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Melissa Johnston
VP of Human Resources at Pacific Bells, LLC
Melissa Johnston, Vice President of Human Resources for Pacific Bells, LLC and World Wide Wings, LLC.  Pacific Bells, LLC is a franchisee of Taco Bell with approximately 6,000 employees within 7 different states, and World Wide […]
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Tim Betry
VP, People & Places at GoPro
Tim Betry is an experienced People & Talent executive with a passion to help build inclusive, high performance, and scalable organizations. With a background rooted in Talent Acquisition, Tim provides a unique lens as a People […]
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Tina Krebs
Chief People Officer at Relias
Tina Krebs is Chief People Officer at Relias, a healthcare technology company. She leads the People function and works with the executive management group and board of directors to support the strategic direction of the company. […]
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Teresa Mazur
Head of HR, Global Corporate Functions at Takeda
Teresa Mazur is Head of HR, Global Corporate Functions at Takeda, a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discovering and delivering life-transforming treatments, guided by its commitment to patients, people and the […]
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Robin Black
Chief People Officer at Ivy Rehab Network Inc.
Robin proudly serves as the Chief People Officer of Ivy Rehab, a network of 275+ best-in-class outpatient physical, occupational, speech and ABA therapy clinics backed by the Private Equity firm Waud Capital Partners. With 2,200 teammates […]
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Christina Reichenau
EVP of Human Resources & Chief People Officer at Omega Holdings
Christina currently acts as the EVP HR business strategic partner within the private equity space. She has worked within a variety of successful organizations and industries to scale & transform HR in early stage growth and companies […]
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Shari Erdman
VP of Global HR at Reell Precision Manufacturing
Since joining Reell in 2004, she has worked across many areas of manufacturing including sourcing, customer account management, accounting support, manufacturing process improvements, HR management, quality and overall office administration of Reell’s Spring Technologies division.  Since […]
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Stacey Calvert
VP, Head of Human Resources at Draken International
Ms. Stacey S. Calvert is currently Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources for Draken International, a provider of contract air services and training support to military and civil customers. Prior to joining Draken, Stacey was […]
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Sherry Gingerich
SVP, Culture & Integration at Columbia Care
Sherry’s project experience spans 20+ years across multiple industries including retail, healthcare, legal, and now cannabis. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and migrated from IT to Human Resources mid-career. Sherry […]
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Pat Rowan
VP HR at Procter & Gamble
Since joining Procter & Gamble in 1987, Pat Rowan has worked in a variety of Site, Regional and Global Human Resources roles within our Product Supply organization throughout the U.S. (Mehoopany, PA, Sherman, TX, Jackson, TN, […]
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Deborah Ackerly
Global Director, Talent Acquisition at Getinge
A global Talent Acquisition COE leader establishing best in class recruitment and DEI practices across various industries, including hospitality, retail and medical device. Since commencing with Getinge in March 2017, together with a great team and […]
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2020 Speakers

Valerie Love
SVP, Human Resources at Coca-Cola North America
Valerie Love currently serves as the Senior Vice President Human Resources Coca Cola North America effective August 2019. Prior to joining Coca Cola, Valerie served as the Global Vice President Human Resources supporting Johnson & Johnson […]
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Julie Murphy
EVP, People at Walmart
Julie Murphy serves as the executive vice president of People for Walmart U.S., leading the journey to become Employer of Choice for over 1.5 million associates across the United States, current and future. With the mindset […]
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Lars Minns
Chief Human Resources Officer, NAFTA at Mercedes Benz
Lars N. Minns is the Chief Human Resources Officer of North America for Mercedes-Benz, with responsibility for the USA, Canada, and Mexico. He leads the organization in designing and implementing HR strategies that directly align with […]
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Melissa Howell
Chief Human Resources Officer at Kellogg’s
Melissa Howell has been Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Kellogg Company, since June 2016. She is a member of Kellogg Company’s executive committee. Prior to joining Kellogg, Ms. Howell was Chief Human Resources Officer […]
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Ken Barrett
Global Chief Diversity Officer at General Motors
Ken Barrett leads General Motors’ Global Diversity and Inclusion portfolio including workforce diversity strategy, empowering employee resource groups, and fostering an inclusive culture that promotes diversity of thought, to help GM compete and win in the […]
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Fenella Chisholm
SVP, Global People & Organization at Novartis
Fenella Chisholm is SVP and Global Head People & Organization for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR).  In this role, Fenella partners with leadership across the 6000 strong global early discovery science unit to operationalize […]
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Melissa Harper
SVP, HR Innovations at Bayer
In this leadership role, Melissa is responsible for developing, transforming and executing global talent strategies that drive a high-performance culture of innovation and inclusion at Bayer. Melissa brings her nearly 10 years’ experience at Monsanto, acquired […]
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Allan Church
SVP Global Talent Assessment & Development at PepsiCo
Dr. Allan Church is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Assessment and Development at PepsiCo. He is responsible for setting the enterprise talent assessment and development strategy for high-potential identification throughout all levels of the […]
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Jenna Susanke
VP People & Culture Latin America & Canada at Philip Morris International
Jenna currently leads the People & Culture (Human Resources) function of the Latin America & Canada region for Phillip Morris International. In her role, she works with leaders in Latin America and Canada to shape strategies, […]
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Jennifer Saavedra
SVP, Human Resources at Dell Technologies
As SVP of Dell Technologies Talent and Culture organization, Jenn accelerates business performance with leading edge strategy, innovation and signature practices across the talent and culture ecosystem including succession planning, learning and development, performance and career, […]
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Patrick Curry
Head of Partnering & Operations, Americas at The LEGO Group
Pat has been with the LEGO Group since 2012 and is currently the Head of Partnering & Operations for the Americas. In this capacity he serves as the People Operations lead for the LEGO Group’s Americas […]
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Sharon Goodwine
EVP, Human Resources at Wells Fargo
Sharon Goodwine is an executive vice president of Human Resources (HR) at Wells Fargo, leading the Enterprise Talent team. She is responsible for a holistic end-to-end view of enterprise talent planning while she and her team […]
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Craig Robinson
EVP, Chief Diversity Officer at NBCUniversal Inc.
Craig Robinson is Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal. He reports directly to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Robinson is responsible for defining and building a corporate culture that values diversity of backgrounds, talent, […]
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Chevalier Cleaves
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Chevy Cleaves is the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.  A four-time CDIO (Higher Ed, Industry, Government, R&D), Chevy is an experienced and transformational executive leader skilled in […]
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Celeste R. Warren
VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence at Merck
Celeste Warren is Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence. As the leader for Merck’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, she is responsible for working with Merck’s global leaders to advance and […]
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Stefond Harris
VP Human Capital Strategy at UPS
Stefond began his UPS career in 1984 in the Missouri District as a part-time package handler. While in the district, he held a variety of operations and staff assignments before concentrating his focus on Human Resources. […]
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Stacey Calvert
VP, Human Resources at GKN Aerospace
After years as a practicing employment lawyer, both as a litigator in a national law firm as well as in-house legal counsel partnering with Human Resources professionals in the aerospace, technology, and manufacturing industries, Stacey Calvert […]
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Tiffanie Boyd
VP of Human Resources for North America Retail at General Mills
Tiffanie is the newly appointed VP of Human Resources for North America Retail where she will lead the talent and organization strategy for the segment. Her experience spans talent management, leadership development, HR transformation, organization design, […]
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Mayank Bhatnagar
VP & Global HR Head at GE Capital Aviation Services
Mayank Bhatnagar is Executive Vice President, Human Resources of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the $40 billion commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE. As head of HR for GECAS, Mayank is responsible for people […]
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Barbie Winterbottom
Chief People Officer (CHRO) at BIC Graphic North America
A strategic and insightful business leader with experience building healthy, people centered cultures and strong diverse leadership teams in fast-paced, goals-driven corporate environments. She has built and realigned HR teams to meet the needs of very […]
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Pat Rowan
Global HR Director at Procter & Gamble
Since joining P&G in 1987, Pat Rowan has worked in a variety of Site, Regional and Global Human Resources roles within our Product Supply (PS) organization throughout the U.S. She earned her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology […]
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Angela Roseboro
Chief Diversity Officer at Riot Games
As a 20-year Diversity and Inclusion, and Human Resources veteran, Angela Roseboro was recruited by Riot Games as it’s first Chief Diversity Officer to evolve and transform the culture of the company. Driven by the philosophy, […]
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Karla Younger
VP HR Services at The Coca-Cola Company
Karla Younger is the Vice President of HR Services for Coca-Cola Business Services North America where she is accountable for human resource services and transformation. She has been in shared services for over 18 years and […]
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Machelle Williams
Sr. Director, Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility at Volkswagen
Machelle Williams has 24 years of experience in the Volkswagen Group of America. Offering a blend of strategic and operational strengths, Machelle has worked to align the company’s diversity and corporate giving strategies with overall corporate […]
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Laura Blythe
HR Leader NA Vision Care at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Laura Blythe currently serves as the Human Resources Leader for the North America Vision Care team. In this role, Laura leads and implements the regional HR strategy in support of the North America organization. She is […]
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Kimmy Reinking
VP, Human Resources at WWE
Kimmy serves as a trusted business partner to top executives at WWE with over 15 years of HR experience in Engineering, Financial, Government, Media Sports and Entertainment industries.  Kimmy has a talent for building strong relationships […]
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Jim Viola
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Party City
Jim Viola is the SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Party City Retail Group, responsible for providing the leadership for all HR value streams and supporting a talent culture that drives the strategic business objectives of […]
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Rhonda Davenport
Chief People Officer at Cain Watters & Associates
Rhonda Davenport is the Chief People Officer for Cain Watters & Associates (CWA).  She focuses on the design, implementation and execution of meaningful HR strategies to foster a company culture conducive of attracting and inspiring excellence. […]
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Cindy Blendu
Chief Transformation Officer, Chief HR Officer at Clearwater Analytics
Although Cindy’s recent experience is in HR leadership roles, she has held several roles in other areas and beyond traditional HR. Cindy has diverse and hands-on experience in driving large scale change and transformation, including post-merger […]
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Kate Reed
CHRO - SVP - Head of HR at American Modern Insurance Group
Kate Reed is the Chief Human Resources Officer of American Modern Insurance Group, a Munich Re company. Kate oversees human resources, facilities and internal communications functions. Kate began her career at the company in 2001. Starting […]
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Patrice Dudley-Aviles
Sr. Director Global HR Pharma-Tech Operations at Genentech
Patrice Dudley Aviles has led executives in Fortune 100 to success in areas of human resource strategy, organizational effectiveness and diversity inclusion. Spanning nearly 20 years in career management and executive coaching, Patrice has set the […]
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Nan Weitzman
Global Head of Talent Acquisition at HP Inc.
Nan Weitzman is the Global Head of Talent for HP based out of Palo Alto, California.  In this role, she drives the strategy, delivery and operations associated with attracting the best and brightest talent in the […]
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Brandi Khoury
Head of Internal & External Resourcing – Americas at Shell
Brandi Khoury is currently the Head of Internal & External Resourcing – Americas for Shell Oil company. She assumed her current role in October 2018. The role (newly constructed in 2018) includes internal staff resourcing, external […]
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Tonya Hallett
Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Human Resources at General Motors
Tonya Hallett is a human capital professional with more than 20 years of broad ranging experience in Human Resources.   Tonya is the Executive Director Human Resources, Global Manufacturing for General Motors where she is responsible for […]
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Elizabeth Musico
VP Talent Acquisition at McKesson
A bi-lingual and results driven Human Resources Executive Leader that values the sustainable impact of a business focused, accountability driven, and solution-oriented people agenda. Notable for the ability to lead change across functions. Highly focused with […]
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Christine Krull
Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Roche
Christine “Chris” Krull is Head of Diversity and Inclusion and a member of the Diagnostics HR Leadership team for the North American Diagnostics division of Roche, headquartered in Basel Switzerland. In her role, she consults with […]
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Jon Tice
VP of Global HR at IMMI
Jon Tice is the VP of Global HR at IMMI. Under Jon’s leadership, IMMI began its global initiative “IMMI Serves,” which gives team members two paid days to volunteer at charitable organizations within their community. Jon […]
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Erika Lance
SVP of People Operations at KnowBe4
Erika Lance is a distinguished leader with 25+ years of experience in Human Resources. Currently, Erika is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at KnowBe4, one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the country. […]
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Ina Lankenau
VP Human Resources at The Franklin Institute
Ina is a senior HR leader with 20 years of experience leading and supporting cultural transformations for some of the most complex organizations in the U.S. including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cedars-Sinai Health Systems, Deloitte Consulting […]
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Sandy Buchanich
VP of Human Resources at Byrne Electrical
Sandy Buchanich, SPHR, SHRM-SCP currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for Byrne Electrical Specialists. Sandy is responsible for facilitating organizational design initiatives to better align Byrne’s structure with business and customer needs. She […]
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Kymberlee Dwinell
Corporate Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northrop Grumman Corporation
Kymberlee Dwinell is the corporate director for Diversity and Inclusion for Northrop Grumman. She is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation, and alignment of the company’s integrated diversity and inclusion initiatives around the world. Ms. Dwinell […]
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Modeane Walker
Deputy Director & Chief Learning Officer at City of Houston
Dr. Walker is evolving the City of Houston’s approach to strategic workforce planning and organizational development with programs and experiences which highlight the skills and capabilities that are needed. She believes in and fosters a “People […]
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Valerie Fulbright
VP Community Engagement & Program Development at First Home Bank
Valerie is a Human Resources executive with 30 years of HR, Community & Business expertise, in Manufacturing, Telecom, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Currently as VP, Community Engagement & Program Development, at First Home Bank in St. […]
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Dawn Frazier-Bohnert
SVP, Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
Dawn Frazier-Bohnert joined Liberty Mutual Insurance in the spring of 2013 to shape the new office of Diversity and Inclusion. As Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Dawn is responsible for leading the design, […]
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Sue Wall
SVP Human Resources at Chapters Health System
Suzanne Wall is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She first joined Chapters Health System as the Associate Vice President of Human Resources in January 2016, and was promoted to her current role in September, […]
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Joe Pollina
Director of Human Resources Operations at Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
Joe Pollina currently serves as the Director of Human Resources Operations at Tutera Senior Living. In his current role, he is responsible for the entire function of HR as it relates to recruitment, retention, and employee […]
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Katie Spahnie
VP, Human Resources and Safety at Midwest Industrial Supply Inc.
Katie is a Human Resources executive with over 15 years of HR and Employee Benefits expertise. Currently serving as a Vice President of Human Resources and Safety, Katie is focused on developing and implementing effective HR […]
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Mary Flesch
Regional Human Resources Director at Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
Mary Flesch is a Regional Human Resources Director at Tutera Senior Living, a national long-term care corporation that owns and manages more than fifty skilled nursing homes. Mary has been with Tutera for three years, specializing […]
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Andrew Suchoff
Global Head of People Operations and Talent Development at Stallergenes Greer
Andrew Suchoff has been with Stallergenes Greer since 2015, prior to the merger of the two companies and leads Global People Operations and Talent Development. He has over 25 years of experience, which includes living and […]
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Samantha Rogers
Head of Human Resources Operations at VIVO Cannabis Inc.
Samantha started her corporate Human Resources journey at VIVO Cannabis Inc. and has been with the company for over two years. Samantha’s time at VIVO has afforded her valuable “in the trenches” experience in a multitude […]
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