Atlanta CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Atlanta community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today.

  1. Leading through a new employee experience
  2. Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models
  3. Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

Atlanta CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Atlanta CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


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Rob Kight

Delta Air Lines
SVP, Human Resources

Jed Milstein headshot

Jed Milstein

Asbury Automotive Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Meg Newman headshot

Meg Newman

EVP and Chief People Officer

Jill Wilson headshot

Jill Wilson

Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Development


Monica Anderton

DS Smith
Chief Human Resources Officer

Andrew Blaisdell

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Vice President, Human Resources

Barry Boyles

Capstone Logistics
Senior VP, Human Resources

Karen Brandenburg Viera

Church's Chicken
SVP, Human Resources & Internal Communications

Julie Brehm

SVP, Human Resources

Erika Burk

Porsche Cars North America
Vice President, Human Resources

Vicki Cansler

Piedmont Healthcare

Deborah Caplan

NextEra Energy
Executive Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Services

Francoise Caraguel

EVP & Chief Human Resource Officer

Cole Carroll

Mansfield Energy
Vice President, Human Resources

Jamie Clark

Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Raymond Co

SVP, Americas Human Resources & Global Learning COE

Niki Cook


Mark Cook

Auto Plus Auto Parts

Brad Cummings

Imerys Usa Inc
Vice President Human Resources

Daniel Goldblatt

Serta Simmons Bedding

Timothy Goodly, Ph.D.

AMB Group
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Hairston

Senior Vice President of Human Resources/CHRO

Todd Helms

Mueller Industries

Rosilyn Houston

BBVA Compass
Chief Talent & Culture Executive, Senior Executive Vice President

Alesia Jones

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Khara Julien


Michelle Kilroy

Vice President, Global People & Talent

Camye Mackey

Atlanta Hawks
Chief People Officer

Alanna Mahone

LeasePlan USA
VP, Human Resources

Todd McCarty

Cumulus Media

Reginald Mebane

Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Senior Executive Service(SES) Director Office of Equal Employment Opportunity(OEEO)

Lars Minns

Mercedes-Benz USA

Jim Neill

Genuine Parts
Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President

Linda Nelson

Georgia State University

Valerie Norton

Habitat For Humanity International
Chief People Officer

Rob O'Connell

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Ross Ott

SCP Health

Matthew D. Owenby


Elizabeth Patrick

Diebold Nixdorf
SVP Chief People Officer

Richard Phillips

Georgia State University
Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Michael Pilnick

First Advantage
Executive Vice President,Global HR

Lily Prost

J.M. Huber
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Kathy Reardon

Dollar General
EVP & Chief People Officer

DeRetta Rhodes

Atlanta Braves
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mike Rickheim

Neenah Paper
Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Administrative Officer

Cliff Robinson

EVP & Chief People Officer

Rick Roche

Grady Health
Chief People Officer

Brian Sasadu


Mari Sifo


Melody Smalls

The Weather Company
Chief HR & Compliance Officer

Elizabeth Spence

Gypsum Management & Supply

David Stafford

Michelin North America
Chief Human Resource Officer

Anna Stevens

HD Supply
Chief People Officer

Mark Stock

SVP, Human Resources & IT

Dennis Taylor

Munich Reinsurance America
Vice President, Human Resources

Bradford Wilkins

VP, People

Jennifer Wyant

Republic National Distributing Company
Corporate VP, Compensation & Benefits

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

September 23, 2020

Atlanta CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Mental Health — Normalizing the Conversation

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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October 28, 2020

Atlanta CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Work-Life Integration — A Balancing Act

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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November 5, 2020

Atlanta CHRO Virtual Boardroom

Atlanta CHRO Virtual Boardroom

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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November, 2020

Atlanta CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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December 3, 2020

Atlanta CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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