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CHRO Forum

September 23–25, 2018 | The Langham Huntington | Pasadena, CA

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

Faculty Members Include

  • GUISSU BAIER (Instacart), Vice President of Human Resources
  • ELISE BEN-YAIR (CBS Interactive), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • MAYA BORDEAUX (Tribune Publishing), Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KANE CALAMARI (Ace Hardware Corporation), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • GAJENDRA CHANDEL (Tata Motors Limited), President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • CRAIG CHILD (Intuitive Surgical), Vice President, Human Resources
  • RANDY CLARK (San Diego Gas & Electric), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • LAURA SUE D’ANNUNZIO (Rackspace), Chief People Officer
  • HEATHER DANIELS (AngioDynamics), Chief Human Resource Officer
  • DANIEL DOHAR (BrightView Landscapes), EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • SUZANNE ELLIOTT (Farmers Insurance), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ANASTASIA FALCONIO (Kids II), Chief People Officer
  • DEBRA FIORI (Parsons Corporation), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KATHLEEN FIX (Fortegra Financial), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • CHARLOTTE FURTON-WALKER (Encore Event Technologies (a Freeman Company)), Chief People Officer
  • THOMAS GAISSMAIER (21st Century Fox), Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • MINDY GEISSER (Savers), Chief People Service Officer
  • ALEXANDER GLADNEY (Capital Health System, Inc.), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Legal Officer
  • RUSSELL GOIN (NewcrestImage), Vice President, People & Culture
  • JENNY GREENWALD (Playboy Enterprises, Inc.), Senior Vice President of People
  • KRISTINA GUILLEN (International Coffee & Tea), Vice President of Human Resources
  • KRIS HAMNER (Astreya), Vice President of Human Resources
  • DAVE HARMON (Gannett/USA Today), Chief People Officer
  • JEFF HARPER (MINDBODY), Senior Vice President, People & Culture
  • SHERI HARPER (Frisch’s), Chief People Officer
  • PAULA HUBBARD (McLane Company), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JON JOFFE (Carolinas HealthCare System), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • NATALIA JOHNSON (Public Storage), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • HEATHER LAYCHAK (The Aerospace Organization), Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JENNIFER LONGNION (Dollar Shave Club), Chief People Officer
  • PAULA MALONE (Allied Universal), Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • ANN MARR (World Wide Technology), Vice President, Global Human Resources
  • MARY POLLARD (Symbria, Inc.), Director of Talent
  • KEN ROSENBERG (Select Medical), Head of Human Resources
  • CHIP ROSS (Avon), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • LISA SHEA (Subway), Vice President, Human Resources
  • CRAIG SIMMONS (Oakwood Worldwide), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KEITH SMITH (Partners Federal Credit Union - The Walt Disney Company), Senior Vice President Human Resources and Chief Talent Officer
  • JAMIE STROBINO (Not Your Average Joe's), Senior Vice President, People
  • GIOVANI TWIGGE (IDEXX Laboratories), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • CHRISTINE WEBSTER MOORE (Allina Health), Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Advisory Board

  • SUZANNE ELLIOTT (Farmers Insurance), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • MARTIN EVANS, Former Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KAREN FERRARO (Medline Industries, Inc), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KATELIN HOLLOWAY (Reddit), Vice President, People & Culture

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Topics For Discussion

  • The Skill Sets Necessary For Today’s CHRO
  • The Competition For Top Talent: Creating A Differentiated & Memorable Employer Brand
  • Turning Strategy Into Reality: How Effective Are Change Agents?
  • Working With Key Stakeholders: How Can HR Add More Value?
  • In The Wake Of Corporate Scandal: The CHRO’s Role In Driving Ethical Behavior

Venue: The Langham Huntington

1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Situated on 23 acres in Pasadena, this historic hotel is among California's most prominent meeting venues.

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

  • “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
  • “The best I have ever attended.”
    Brenda Victoria | Ryder Systems
  • “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
  • “Great practitioners with great ideas sharing learnings and experiences that will benefit the companies they represent with future success.”
    Ed Brett | Church’s Chicken
  • “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 forum is an excellently executed format for networking opportunities and for the creation of new and productive personal and business partnerships.”
    George E. Mabon | Memphis International Airport
  • “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