Governing Body members are responsible for the strategic direction of the HR Leadership Summit. The support and participation of our region's Fortune 1000 HR executives, 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
H. Fenwick Huss
Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
Keith Jackson
VP, Human Resources AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets
AT&T Mobility LLC
Rob Kight
SVP, Global HR Services & Labor Relations
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
John McDevitt
SVP, Human Resources & Labor Relations
Debbie Miller
Sr. Dir., Corporate Human Resources
Mohawk Industries, 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
Ed Brett
EVP, Human Resources
Church's Chicken
John Bumpus
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Kenneth Carrig
Corporate EVP & CHRO
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Bruce Clayton
SVP, Human Resources
Genuine Parts Company
Yvonne Cowser Yancy, SPHR
Commissioner, Human Resources
City of Atlanta
Bryan Delong
VP Human Resources & Admin Srvcs
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
John E. DiBenedetto, Ph.D.
EVP & Chief People Officer
General Parts, Inc./CARQUEST Auto Parts
Eva Lynne Disbro
VP, Human Resources
McKee Foods Corporation
Timothy W. Goodly, Ph.D.
SVP, Human Resources, News, Entertainment & Animation
Jennifer Graham-Johnson
EVP, Human Resources
Ryland Harrelson
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
TSYS Corporation
Ann Harris
VP, Human Resources
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Cheryl Hiles
VP, Human Resources
Global Aviation Holdings, Inc.
Alesia Jones
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Stacy Kilcoyne
SVP, HR & Chief Diversity
Southern Company
Pam Kimmet
SVP, Human Resources
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Larry Kleinman
EVP, Human Resources
Covenant Health
Janine McManus
SVP, Human Resources
Sonepar USA, Inc.
Linda Nelson
Georgia State University
Meg Newman
SVP, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications
HD Supply Inc.
Bob Ravener
EVP & Chief People Officer
Dollar General Corporation
Laura Reeves Griffith
Chief Talent Officer
American Cancer Society, Inc.
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
Melissa Strait
SVP of HR, Training & Development
Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
Chad Strickland
VP, Associate Resources
Aaron's, Inc.
Rhonda Taylor
EVP & Chief People Officer
Cox Communications, Inc.
Karen Tracy
SVP Talent Management
Oldcastle, Inc.
Karen Walters
Director Human Resources
Atlanta Falcons
Mike Wiggins
EVP, Human Resources
Southwire Company
Rick Williams
VP, Human Resources
Printpack, Inc.
Michael A. Womack, Esq.
SVP, Human Resources
AutoZone, Inc.
James Worrell
VP, Human Resources
Axiall Corporation
Jennifer Wyant
Corporate VP, Compensation & Benefits
Republic National Distributing Company