Governing Body members are responsible for the strategic direction of the CHRO Leadership Summit. The support and participation of our region’s Fortune 1000 CHROs, along with the top government and academic HR executives, ensures that each of the conference sessions, speakers and best practice vendor sponsors are relevant, timely and structured to deliver maximum value.


Ceree Eberly
Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer
The Coca-Cola Company
Liz Gottung
Senior Vice President & Chief HR Officer
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Rob Kight
SVP, Global HR Services & Labor Relations
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Tammy Martin
VP, Human Resources AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets
John McDevitt
SVP, Human Resources & Labor Relations
Meg Newman
SVP, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications
HD Supply Holdings, Inc.
Richard D. Phillips
Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
Michael A. Womack, Esq.
SVP, Human Resources Customer Satisfaction
AutoZone, Inc.

Governing Body

Henry Anthony
VP, Human Resources
Rollins, Inc.
Debbie Baker-Oliver
SVP, Corp. Admin. Svcs.
Superior Essex Inc.
Tommy Balas
Global Payments Inc.
Peter Barnes
VP, Human Resources
Emory University
Julie Brehm
SVP, Human Resources
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Ed Brett
EVP, Chief People Officer
Church's Chicken
John Bumpus
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
LifePoint Hospitals
Vicki Cansler
Piedmont Healthcare
Kenneth Carrig
Corporate EVP & CHRO
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Christine Cole
SVP, Human Resources
Oxford Industries, Inc.
Yvonne Cowser Yancy, SPHR
Commissioner, Human Resources
City of Atlanta
Tim Crow
EVP, Human Resources
The Home Depot, Inc.
Bryan Delong
VP, Human Resources & Admin. Svcs.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Eva Lynne Disbro
VP, Human Resources
McKee Foods
Jennifer Graham-Johnson
EVP, Human Resources
Laura Griffith
Chief Talent Officer
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Ryland Harrelson
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Tim Hartnett
VP, Human Resources
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Sid Johnson
Commissioner Department of Administrative Services
State of Georgia
Alesia Jones
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Leslie Joyce
SVP, Chief People Officer
Novelis Inc.
Stacy Kilcoyne
SVP, Human Resources & Chief Diversity
Southern Company
Pam Kimmet
SVP, Human Resources
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Larry Kleinman
Highmark Inc.
Janine McManus
SVP, Human Resources
Sonepar USA, Inc.
Debbie Miller
Sr. Director, Corporate Human Resources
Mohawk Industries, Inc.
Nerissa Morris
VP, Human Resources
University of Miami
Jim Neill
SVP, Human Resources
Genuine Parts Company
Linda Nelson
Georgia State University
Bob Ravener
EVP & Chief People Officer
Dollar General
Jami Reusch
VP, Human Resources
Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Coretha Rushing
Chief Human Resource Officer
Equifax Inc.
Angela Santone
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Beth Simonetti
SVP, Human Resources
Baker & Taylor Corporation
David Stafford
Michelin North America, Inc.
Melissa Strait
SVP, Human Resources, Training & Development
Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
Chad Strickland
SVP, Associate Resources
Aaron's, Inc.
Rhonda Taylor
Former EVP & Chief People Officer
Cox Communications, Inc.
Karen Tracy
SVP, Talent Management
Oldcastle Materials, Inc.
Karen Walters
Director, Human Resources
Atlanta Falcons
Rick Williams
SVP, Human Resources
Printpack, Inc.
Jennifer Wyant
Corporate VP, Compensation & Benefits
Republic National Distributing Company