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, Human Resources
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Tammy Martin
VP, Human Resources AT&T Mobility & Consumer Operations
Teri P. McClure
Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and Labor Relations
Meg Newman
SVP and Chief People Officer
HD Supply Holdings, Inc.
Dr. Richard D. Phillips
Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University

Governing Body

Dean Adelman
Axiall Corporation
Monica Anderton
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Mondi Group
Peter Barnes
VP, Human Resources
Emory University
Julie Brehm
SVP, Human Resources
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Ed Brett
Executive Vice President Human Resources
Church's Chicken
John Bumpus
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
LifePoint Hospitals
Vicki Cansler
Piedmont Healthcare
Deborah Caplan
EVP, HR & Corp. Svcs.
NextEra Energy, Inc.
Andrew Cathy
SVP & Chief People Officer
Chick-fil-A, Inc
Carla Chaney
Graphic Packaging International
Lisa Chang
SVP Human Resources
AMB Group, LLC
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.
Brad Cummings
Chief Human Resource Officer
Hospitality Staffing Solutions
Bryan Delong
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Eva Lynne Disbro
VP, Human Resources
McKee Foods
Kathleen Edge
EVP, Human Resources
Southwire Company
Marion Fedrick
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
University System of Georgia
Doug Foley
Intercontinental Exchange
Jennifer Graham-Johnson
Ryland Harrelson
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
TSYS Corporation
Tim Hartnett
VP, Human Resources
Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Linda Hendricks
The University of Tennessee
Rosilyn Houston
Chief Talent & Culture Executive, Senior Executive Vice President
BBVA Compass
Sid Johnson
Commissioner Department of Administrative Services
State of Georgia
Alesia Jones
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Leslie Joyce
EVP, Chief People Officer
Exide Technologies
Stacy Kilcoyne
SVP, Human Resources & Chief Diversity
Southern Company
Marissa Lara
SVP, Chief Diversity Officer
Synchrony Financial
Alanna Mahone
VP, Human Resources
Mansfield Oil Company
Todd McCarty
Cumulus Media, 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
Katy Owen
Chief Human Resources Officer
Interface Inc.
Matthew D. Owenby
Randy Patterson
BlueLinx Corporation
Kevin Pennington
Fiserv, Inc.
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
EVP & Global CHRO
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Hashikant Shashikant
Novelis Inc.
David Stafford
Michelin North America, Inc.
Dennis Taylor
VP, Human Resources
Munich American Reassurance Company
Karen Tracy
EVP, Talent Management
Oldcastle, Inc.
Steve Trehern
SVP Human Resources
First Data
Jill Wilson
SVP Human Resources & Talent Management
Carter's, Inc.
Jennifer Wyant
Corporate VP, Compensation & Benefits
Republic National Distributing Company
Lynne Zappone
Chief People Officer
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.