CHRO Forum

CHRO Executive Roundtable
July 27, 2016
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CHRO Forum

September 24–26, 2017, Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

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

Faculty Members Include

  • TERRY ARNOLD (Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KHALED BAGUL (Sizzler USA), Vice President, Risk Management, Leadership Development and People Support & Culture
  • AUDREY BETANCOURT (Zumba Fitness, LLC), Senior Vice President, People & Culture
  • MAYA BORDEAUX (Wilton Brands), Senior Vice President, People & Culture
  • LARRY BRAND (Elkay Manufacturing), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JEAN CAIN (Noblis), Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • CRAIG CHILD (Intuitive Surgical), Vice President, Human Resources
  • MIKE COLE (CRISTA Ministries), Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer
  • JENNIFER CONGDON (Watts Water Technologies), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • IVY COUNCIL (Citi Trends, Inc.), Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • CHRIS CUTTER (LifeDojo), Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
  • JOHN DANIEL (First Horizon National Corporation), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JASON DESENTZ (Horizon Global), Chief Human Resource Officer
  • KAREN FERRARO (Medline Industries, Inc.), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ROBERT FITT (Mobilitie), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • DAVE FRANCIS (Dewberry), Vice President, Executive Director of Human Resources and Corporate Compliance Officer
  • LAURA FREEMAN (Schnucks), Chief People Officer
  • ANGELICA GAMBLE-WONG (Rubio’s Restaurants), Senior Vice President, People Services
  • TOM GATHERS (Red Lobster), Chief People Officer
  • ADIN GOLDBERG (Rainbow USA, Inc.), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JULIE GRAVALLESE (Mitre), Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ANDRE HARRISON (Presence Health), Chief Human Resources Officer, South Suburban Region
  • COREY HELLER (UA Brands), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • EMILY HOFER (Arise Virtual Solutions), Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JAMES JOHNSTONE (WWE), Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • JERRY MILLS (Department of Veterans Affairs), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KHADEEJA MORSE (TKC Holdings), Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • DREW MORTON (Hanger, Inc.), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • RITA MOULD (KAPCO), Vice President, Human Resources
  • KARYN OYLER (Celadon Trucking), Vice President, Human Resources
  • BETH PATRICK (Veritiv Corporation), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • LISA PAUL (Oclaro Inc.), Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • SARAH PETRONE (Portland Trail Blazers & Rip City Management), Senior Vice President, People & Culture
  • ADRIANNE COURT PETRUSKA (Caliber Home Loans), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • ANNE PRESSON (LifeDojo), Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
  • BRYAN ROBINSON (Great Wolf Resorts), Chief People Officer
  • MELISSA GRONEMAN ROYLE (Eating Recovery Center), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • DAN SHEA (TRI Pointe Group), Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JASON SPIGNER (Sinai Health System), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • RICHARD STEEL (Scentsy), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • KAREN STOUT (Arbonne International), Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JAMIE STROBINO (Not Your Average Joe’s), Senior Vice President, People
  • BERNADETTE TAYLOR (Fulton Financial Corporation), Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • JOHN VEGAS (G&K Services), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • CHARLOTTE FURTON-WALKER (Fort Dearborn Company), Chief Human Resources Officer
  • NAOMI WERNER (Ossur), Vice President, Human Resources
  • EMMA WOODTHORPE (Mercury Systems), Chief Human Resources Officer

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Topics For Discussion

  • Creating A Culture-Driven Organization
  • Driving Business Results With A High-Powered HR Team
  • Improving The Employee Experience: The Importance Of Workplace Communication
  • The Future Role Of The CHRO
  • Performance Management & Training For Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce

Venue: Island Hotel Newport Beach

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

In the heart of Newport Beach, this award-winning venue is less than 6 miles from John Wayne Airport.

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

  • “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

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