Chicago CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Chicago 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. Boosting workforce resilience for the future of hybrid work
  2. Taking a dynamic approach to critical skills and competencies
  3. Driving consequential accountability for DE&I

Chicago CHRO Governing Body

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


Kane Calamari

Ace Hardware
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Donna Dorsey

EVP, Chief People & Culture Officer

Amber Kennelly

HUB International

Brian McGarvey

GE Healthcare
Senior HR leader – US & Canada

Mike Rude

Option Care Health
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer


Elizabeth Adefioye

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Julie Baker

American Hotel Register Company
VP Human Resources

Matt Beliveau

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rusty Bland

KeHE Distributors
EVP, People Engagement & Serving

Maya Bordeaux

Tribune Publishing
Senior VP, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

Larry Brand

Elkay Manufacturing
Chief Human Resources Officer

Amy Byrne

CDK Global
Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer

Janet Catlett

Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Renae Chorzempa

HH Global
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jason Clayton

Filtration Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Casey Cook

NorthShore University HealthSystem
SVP of Human Resources

Michael D'Ambrose

The Boeing Co
Executive Vice President and CHRO

Jessica DeLorenzo

Kimball Electronics
VP Human Resources

Deborah Deters

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Denise Domian

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer

Karen G. Ferraro

Chief Human Resources Officer

Paula Frey

Echo Global Logistics
Chief Human Resources Officer

Stephen Fry

Eli Lilly and Company
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity

Velisha Haddox

Cook County Government
Bureau Chief of Human Resources

Ralph Hargrow

ACCO Brands
SVP, Global Chief People Officer

Christy Harris

SVP, Chief Talent Officer

Michelle Hay

Global Chief People Officer

Margaret Heneghan

Aon Corporation US
Deputy Chief People Officer

Cheryl Johnson


Tim Jordan

Glory Global Solutions (International)
EVP, Global Human Resources

Stacey Kraft

Chief People Officer

Norah Larke

Wintrust Financial
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

M. Katie Lawler

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Gregory Lawless


Ken Meyers


Tracie Morris

BMO Harris
Chief Human Resources Officer

Dave Osswald

Molson Coors Beverage Company
Chief People & Diversity Officer

Raj Patel

Northwestern Mutual
Vice President, Workforce Experience & Sr. HRBP

Laura Rock

Zurich North America
Chief Human Resources Officer

Terri Runyon Walker

McGraw-Hill Education
VP Culture & Talent

John Smith

ACH Food Companies
Head of Human Resources

Carmen Smith

CA Ventures
VP Human Resources

Rebecca Snow

Global HR VP

Syeda Soofia

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Head of HR, Dearborn Group

Christa Sorenson

Equity Residential
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Sara Stolmeier

McMaster-Carr Supply
Vice President, People & Development

Marie Sutera

Chicago Blackhawks

Manika Turnbull

Health Care Service Corporation
SVP Workforce, Compensation, DEI & Workforce Experience

Robert Weber

Hostess Brands
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jaison Williams

Expedia Group
SVP, Talent Management, Capabilities & Culture

Upcoming Programs


February 17, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Walking the Tightrope – Balancing New Employee Demands & Business Goals

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

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June 2, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CHRO Virtual Town Hall

More than Just Words – Diversity Equity and Inclusion

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

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November, 2022 | 1 day

Chicago CHRO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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