Atlanta CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

May 4, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

May 4, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Atlanta CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Developing talent while driving the future of work

Bolstering the employee experience

Enhancing the approach to DE&I


Craig Haydamack

Milliken & Company

Jed Milstein

Asbury Automotive Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Meg Newman

EVP and Chief People Officer

Kristin Oliver

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Leslie Riggs


Rebecca Sinclair

American Tire Distributors
Chief People and Communications Officer

Jill Wilson

Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Development


May 4, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Maintaining Culture through Operational Transformation

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Jill Wilson

Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Development


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Jed Milstein

Chief Human Resources Officer

Asbury Automotive Group

More than a year after the initial shock of the pandemic, over 90% of HR leaders have their sights set on restructuring the workforce in favor of hybrid operating models. But with this change, comes a unique set of challenges; including the need to create a sense of belonging, build on engagement and upskill the workforce for evolving demands of the business.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Developing leadership while fostering empathy, transparency and team connection
  • Forecasting future skill needs to set the workforce and the enterprise up for success
  • Sustainable strategies to ensure equity across a distributed workforce

8:45am - 9:00am EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Bolstering the Employee Experience

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Valerie Norton

Chief People Officer

Habitat For Humanity International

The employee experience has drastically shifted in the last year. While organizations have adjusted how they operate, the workforce's expectations of their employer have changed. Maintaining an engaged workforce through 2021 and beyond requires a distinct strategy for company culture and consistent execution throughout all levels of leadership.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Lessons learned from 2020 and new strategies for 2021

  • Challenges in fostering engagement and community

  • Strategies to create moments that matter 

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Boardroom

Using Data for an Agile Rebound

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Lars Minns


Mercedes-Benz USA

Global disruption in 2020 dealt a major blow to the U.S. labor market. Now organizations are hoping to rebound with an agile recovery, evaluating talent analytics internally and externally.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss ways to:        

  • Evaluate skill levels across the organization
  • Analyze the talent trends of industry leaders and competitors
  • Use data and analytics to close the skill gap

10:00am - 10:45am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Enhancing the Approach to DE&I

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Craig Haydamack


Milliken & Company

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Stef Murray

Chief Diversity Officer and VP, HR

Schnitzer Steel

Throughout 2020, DE&I programs flourished. But to sustain these efforts, leadership must continue to partner across the C-suite and take a thoughtful approach to addressing important endeavors like supporting social justice causes and increasing diversity in all levels of the organization. As DE&I programs remain a top priority, how should HR leaders ensure they stay relevant and forward-thinking?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Strategies to meet the aspirational goals of a robust DE&I program

  • Methods of communicating and demonstrating commitment to your workforce

  • The future of DE&I programs and trends in supporting social justice causes

10:45am - 11:00am EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Harnessing Disruption— Evolving Your Workforce Design

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Monica Anderton

Chief Human Resources Officer

DS Smith

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Virginia Means

Chief People Officer

United Distributors

In today’s ever-evolving business environment, HR leaders must think about workforce strategy in an entirely new context. As the rate of change increases, executing effective workforce planning will require CHROs to reassess workforce needs, locations, mix and overall employee experience.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Diversifying employment models with contingent, gig, and remote workers
  • Planning workforce needs based on key skills rather than traditional roles
  • Implementing a plan that addresses future business and talent needs

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Creating a Safe Space for Well-Being

Health and comprehensive well-being benefits have never been more important to the workforce as they are today. Many organizations have enhanced benefits programs to be more aligned with the needs of employees. But as we look forward, what does the future of health and wellness benefits entail? 

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Initiatives to start, halt and continue for 2021 and beyond
  • Trends in health and well-being solutions — what works and what does not?
  • Strategies to support health and well-being holistically and consistently

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Unifying Leadership Through Change

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Julie Barr

Human Resources Director

Rack Room Shoes

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Gregory Tinnell

SVP, Human Resources

Schaeffler Group Americas

The organizational response to unprecedented disruptions has required a cohesive team effort across the board. In guiding the direction of the organization, CHROs and other members of the C-suite must present a united front to ease the workforce through change. This partnership, when nurtured appropriately, should strengthen in the wake of 2020. 

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • What works and what doesn't when partnering with executive leadership
  • How to gain buy-on for workforce planning initiatives
  • Effective communication tools for expressing complex issues

12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote

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12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CHRO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Atlanta community. 

1:15pm - 1:30pm EDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


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For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Laurel Temme

Program Manager