Dallas CHRO Inner Circle

October 25, 2018 | Dallas Museum of Art

October 25, 2018
Dallas Museum of Art

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Dallas CHRO Inner Circle.

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

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

Dallas CHRO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Kathryn Collins

Trinity Industries, Inc.

Jenn Hulett

Ericsson North America
Vice President of Human Resources

Corey Jackson

Parkland Health & Hospital System
EVP, Chief Talent Officer

Michael Karicher

Remington Hotels
EVP, Human Resources

Lisa Keglovitz

GameStop Corporation
Senior Vice President, HR

Patrick McLaughlin

Frito-Lay North America

Amy Messersmith

TDIndustries, Ltd.
EVP & Chief People Officer

Jose Motta

Dean Foods Company
SVP, Human Resources

Dan Sessa

Lennox International Inc.


October 25, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Elevating Leadership for the HR of Tomorrow

Kim Besse headshot

Kim Besse


Children’s Health

Joe Hudson headshot

Joe Hudson

SVP, Human Resources

CBRE, Inc.

Michael Karicher headshot

Michael Karicher

EVP, Human Resources

Remington Hotels

Ollie Malone, Jr., Ph.D, SPHR headshot

Ollie Malone, Jr., Ph.D, SPHR

VP, Human Resources

DFW International Airport

Amy Messersmith headshot

Amy Messersmith

EVP & Chief People Officer

TDIndustries, Ltd.

Jose Motta headshot

Jose Motta

SVP, Human Resources

Dean Foods Company

Dan Sessa headshot

Dan Sessa


Lennox International Inc.

Research shows top-performing companies are twice as likely to understand talent issues. This fosters a culture where the CHRO expands talent conversations and adopts emerging technologies to boost the bottom line. The HR leader of tomorrow is someone who builds strategic partnerships across the C-suite while embracing change and disruption. In this dinner conversation, CHROs will explore challenges and exchange best practices for a discipline that is rapidly evolving and gaining investor interest.

Topic 1: Employing Analytics in the War for Talent 

  • How have you leveraged analytics to make better decisions or impact the bottom line (staffing, training, retention, engagement, D&I, etc.)?
  • What questions are you trying to answer next with talent analytics? What is your plan to take this next step in your analytics program?   
  • Have you employed predictive modeling in your analytics program? If so, what was your roadmap to make the transition into more sophisticated analytics?

Topic 2: Partnering With Your C-suite Peers 

  • Which C-suite partnerships have you been most active in building and why (CIO for learning strategies, CMO for HR branding, etc.)?  
  • Which C-suite peers do you want to forge stronger partnerships with and why? What is your approach to initiating collaboration and designing cross-functional strategic plans?
  • What success have you had in refocusing senior leadership or board conversations to concentrate on key talent risks? How do you embed talent into the CXO’s decision-making process?

Topic 3: Navigating and Leveraging Digital Transformation

  • How has your role and HR organization evolved alongside digital transformation initiatives in the business? Have you adopted an agile approach to HR delivery and advancement? 
  • What technologies have you implemented to develop a next-generation system for the business?  
  • How have you aligned employee-engagement strategies with digital transformation in the business?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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