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.

Co-Chairs

Kane Calamari headshot

Kane Calamari

Ace Hardware
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Donna Dorsey headshot

Donna Dorsey

Navistar
Chief Human Resources Officer

Brian McGarvey headshot

Brian McGarvey

GE Healthcare
Senior HR leader – US & Canada

Mike Rude headshot

Mike Rude

Option Care Health
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Members

Elizabeth Adefioye

Ingredion
Senior VP & 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
EVP & CHRO

Janet Catlett

Stepan
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Renae Chorzempa

InnerWorkings
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Michael D'Ambrose

ADM
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Deborah Deters

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

Denise Domian

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer

Rick Ellspermann

Follett
Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Karen G. Ferraro

Medline
Chief Human Resources Officer

Paula Frey

Echo Global Logistics
Chief Human Resources Officer

Stephen Fry

Lilly
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity

Velisha Haddox

Cook County Government
Bureau Chief of Human Resources

Raymond Hall

JLL
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
Vice President, HR/Shared Services

Cheryl Johnson

Paylocity
CHRO

Tim Jordan

Glory Global Solutions
EVP, Global Human Resources

Amber Kennelly

HUB International
CHRO

Stacey Kraft

Enova
Chief People Officer

Norah Larke

Wintrust Financial
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

M. Katie Lawler

ITW
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Gregory Lawless

Akorn
CHRO

Ken Meyers

Hill-Rom Holdings
SVP, CHRO

Tracie Morris

BMO Harris
U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer

Kristin Oliver

Walgreens Boots Alliance
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Dave Osswald

MillerCoors
Chief People & Diversity Officer

Tim Oswald

Spring Window Fashions
Senior VP, Human Resources

Raj Patel

Northwestern Mutual
Vice President, Talent and Organizational Effectiveness

Brad Perlstein

LafargeHolcim
Vice President Human Resources

Karin Peterson

Pella
VP, Human Resources

Terri Runyon Walker

McGraw Hill
VP Culture & Talent

John Smith

ACH Foods Companies
Head of Human Resources

Carmen Smith

CA Ventures
VP Human Resources

Rebecca Snow

Mars
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
VP, HR

Robert Weber

Hostess Brands
Chief Human Resources Officer

Upcoming programs


December 2, 2020

2020 Chicago CHRO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Chicago

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

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June 2021

2021 Chicago CHRO Executive Summit

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

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