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. 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

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.


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Kane Calamari

Ace Hardware
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Donna Dorsey

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Brian McGarvey

GE Healthcare
Senior HR leader – US & Canada

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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
SVP, 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

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jason Clayton

JBT Corporation
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Casey Cook

University of Chicago
Associate VP, Human Resources (Chief Human Resources Officer)

Michael D'Ambrose

The Boeing Company
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Deborah Deters

Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Denise Domian

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rick Ellspermann

Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Karen G. Ferraro

Chief Human Resources Officer

Paula Frey

Echo Global Logistics
Chief Human Resources Officer

Stephen Fry

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity

Velisha Haddox

Cook County Government
Bureau Chief of Human Resources

Raymond Hall

Head of Human Resources for the Americas

Ralph Hargrow

ACCO Brands
SVP, Global Chief People Officer

Michelle Hay

Cushman & Wakefield
Global Chief Human Resource Officer

Margaret Heneghan

Aon Hewitt
Deputy Chief People Officer

Cheryl Johnson


Tim Jordan

Glory Global Solutions
EVP, Global Human Resources

Amber Kennelly

HUB International

Stacey Kraft

Chief People Officer

Norah Larke

Wintrust Financial
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

M. Katie Lawler

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Gregory Lawless


Ken Meyers

Hill-Rom Holdings

Tracie Morris

BMO Harris
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kristin Oliver

Walgreens Boots Alliance
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Dave Osswald

Chief People & Diversity Officer

Tim Oswald

Springs Window Fashions
Senior Vice President Human Resources

Raj Patel

Northwestern Mutual
Vice President, Talent and Organizational Effectiveness

Brad Perlstein

Vice President Human Resources

Karin Peterson

VP, Human Resources

Terri Runyon Walker

McGraw-Hill Education
VP Culture & Talent

Carmen Smith

CA Ventures
VP Human Resources

John Smith

ACH Food Companies
Head of Human Resources

Rebecca Snow

SVP, People & Organization, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

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

Barbara Turk

EVRAZ North America
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Robert Weber

Hostess Brands
Chief Human Resources Officer

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 8, 2020

Chicago CHRO Virtual Boardroom

Chicago CHRO Virtual Boardroom

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

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October 22, 2020

Chicago 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 12, 2020

Chicago CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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December 2, 2020

Chicago CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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