Dallas CHRO Executive Summit

June 27, 2019 | Renaissance Dallas

June 27, 2019
Renaissance Dallas

Collaborate with your peers

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

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.

Co-Chairs

Tony Bridwell

Ryan LLC
Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Kathryn Collins

Arcosa
CHRO

Jenn Hulett

Ericsson
Vice President of Human Resources

Michael Karicher

Remington
EVP, Human Resources

Lisa Keglovitz

GameStop Corporation
Senior Vice President, HR

Patrick McLaughlin

Frito-Lay
SVP & CHRO

Amy Messersmith

US Anesthesia Partners
CHRO

Jose Motta

Dean Foods
SVP, Human Resources

Dan Sessa

Lennox International Inc.
EVP & CHRO

Agenda


June 27, 2019 - morning

7:30am - 8:30am  Registration & Breakfast

8:30am - 9:00am  Keynote

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

Any given gesture — a nod, a point of the finger — unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters.

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Igniting a Movement — Ericsson’s Journey of Culture Transformation

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Jenn Hulett

Vice President of Human Resources

Ericsson

In the midst of a painful restructuring, Ericsson knew it had to change more than its cost structure — it had to revitalize its entire culture.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Build commitment as you assess, redefine and transform your culture
  • Apply a model of change management to ensure a successful culture movement
  • Inspire and empower employees to play a leading role in transforming culture

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

The Science of Team Dynamics — A Hands-On Exercise

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Erin Laxson

Senior Consultant

Hogan Assessments

You need to work seamlessly with your C-suite peers. But what happens when your C-suite team is operating less effectively than the sum of its parts?

In this interactive session, you will:

  • Discuss high-performing teams and explore how personality patterns impact team success
  • Analyze a case study in team dynamics and brainstorm solutions
  • Gain insights on unlocking your team’s potential

9:10am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Maximize Business Value With a Next-Generation Employee Experience

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Jason Leonard

VP, Human Resources

Dal-Tile Services, Inc.

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Mike Rowell

VP, Human Resources

Ben E. Keith

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Jen Stroud

HR Evangelist & Transformation Leader

ServiceNow

With every initiative, HR executives have an opportunity to advance the business through delivering an exceptional employee experience. Powered by intelligent cross-functional digital workflows that mirror the modern consumer-style experience, organizations can unlock more productivity, and increase retention through a human-centered experience — all while positioning themselves as employers of choice.

Join this boardroom session and discuss:

  • Aligning overall people strategy to business outcomes
  • Using consumer-grade technology to build truly meaningful employee experiences
  • Keeping people at the center of all delivery decisions and enabling a self-service culture

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Emily Allen at emily.allen@evanta.com. 

9:10am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

A Holistic Approach to Financial Wellness

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David DelVecchio

VP & CHRO

Trinity Industries, Inc.

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Jose Motta

SVP, Human Resources

Dean Foods

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Drew Carrington

Senior Vice President

Franklin Templeton

CHROs understand the need for broader financial wellness programs that serve specific populations within their workforces. But the challenge is integrating programs that serve different groups into the broader benefits package while achieving a return on your investment.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • A business case for a holistic approach to financial wellness
  • Integrating programs that serve specific groups
  • Serving all populations while still achieving business priorities

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Emily Allen at emily.allen@evanta.com. 

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Office Hours With Chris Ulrich

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 25-minutes and pre-registration is required. 

In this unique, private session, you’ll receive:

  • One-on-one consultation with a premier expert
  • Live analysis of your unique body language cues
  • Personalized executive presence improvement

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Integration — The Nitty Gritty for CHROs

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Carrie Kirby

EVP & CAO

Vistra Energy

In an acquisition, how do you successfully retain the right talent and culture while delivering on the promised financial results?

In this session, you’ll hear:

  • Why the CHRO must lead on integration efforts
  • What you can do to impact integration success
  • How HR drives culture change

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Gratitude From the Ground Up

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Rosette Cataldo

VP, Performance & Talent Strategy

Workhuman

Can human connections serve as the foundation for organizational success? Through data-driven stories of gratitude, Rosette Cataldo will explore the business value of creating a more human workplace.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create an employee experience strategy that builds inclusion
  • Empower your employees to own your company culture
  • Unify teams around shared values and business goals

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Communications Strategies for Today’s Workforce

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Ollie Malone, Jr., Ph.D, SPHR

VP, Human Resources

DFW International Airport

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Laurie Manning

EVP, CHRO

Addus HomeCare

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Ian Gilbert

Chief Revenue Officer

GuideSpark

Whether for benefits enrollment or a major transformation, you need a clear and consistent communications strategy to keep your employees engaged and aligned with the business’s priorities.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Aligning employees with strategic initiatives
  • Tailoring communications for different employee segments
  • Engaging and connecting with a dispersed workforce

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Emily Allen at emily.allen@evanta.com. 

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Grow Your Own Talent

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John Lacy

CHRO

Baylor Scott & White Health

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Scott Sherman

SVP & CHRO

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.

With a tenured workforce approaching retirement and new talent increasingly scarce, you need a leadership development strategy that ensures today’s front-line employees are prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders.

In this boardroom you will:

  • Explore how to align your learning programs with your business needs
  • Share successful strategies to identify and advance your next-level talent
  • Learn how home-grown skills can contribute to top-line growth

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Emily Allen at emily.allen@evanta.com. 

June 27, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 1:00pm  Keynote

Aligning HR and Business Strategy — a CEO’s Perspective

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Jim Hinton

Chief Executive Officer

Baylor Scott & White Health

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Sandi Stevens

Executive Vice President

Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Jim Hinton is a CEO who believes human resources is integral to every facet of business strategy. During this conversation, Jim will provide examples and insights on how he has leveraged human resources and his leadership team to get the best from people.

In this keynote, you’ll hear:

  • How Baylor Scott and White integrates talent strategy and business strategy
  • Why Jim Hinton sees the CHRO as an integral member of the executive team
  • How CHROs can help their businesses adapt in an era of constant change

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Building an Inclusive Culture at Frito-Lay

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Patrick McLaughlin

SVP & CHRO

Frito-Lay

To attract a workforce that mirrors its consumers and drives future growth, Frito-Lay is building an inclusive culture where all employees can be their true selves and achieve their fullest potential. 

 In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The link between recruitment, retention, and values
  • The importance of consistent messaging around culture
  • The key behaviors that foster inclusion

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Creating a Seamless Benefits Experience

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Mike Sokol

SVP Clinical Strategy

Quantum Health

Navigating benefits is an important component of the employee experience. At the same time, it can help reduce costs and improve health outcomes.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Increase awareness and satisfaction with benefits packages
  • Improve health outcomes and reduce costs
  • Maximize the return on your investment in health benefits

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Executive Boardroom

Metrics That Matter

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Debbie Dennis

SVP, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs

Oncor Electric Delivery

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Brynn Evanson

CHRO

JCPenney

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Keith Webb

Technology Ambassador

Ultimate Software

You have access to more data about your workforce than ever before. But how do you sort out the most important drivers of performance?

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss how to:

  • Find the metrics that matter for the employee experience
  • Close skills gaps and clean up your data
  • Tie analytics to talent and engagement strategy

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Emily Allen at emily.allen@evanta.com. 

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Executive Boardroom

How HR Can Help Forge a Digital Future

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John Foley

VP, Human Resources

Builders FirstSource

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Ashley Wetterling

Chief People Officer (Digital Ventures)

Pizza Hut

From having the right talent to sharping a culture that supports change, the CHRO plays a crucial role in navigating the ever-shifting digital landscape.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss: 

  • Shaping a people strategy to accelerate your digital capabilities
  • Building a culture that can adapt to digital disruptions 
  • Ensuring leaders are open to change

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Office Hours With Chris Ulrich

Chris Ulrich headshot

Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 25-minutes and pre-registration is required. 

In this unique, private session, you’ll receive:

  • One-on-one consultation with a premier expert
  • Live analysis of your unique body language cues
  • Personalized executive presence improvement

June 27, 2019 - afternoon

2:00pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

A Data-Driven Engagement Program

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Lauren Beechly

Senior Consultant

Perceptyx, Inc.

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Michael Karicher

EVP, Human Resources

Remington

To boost engagement and retention, Remington Hotels revamped its engagement survey and implemented a robust data analytics program. 

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Keys to reliable and actionable data
  • Surprises that came out of Remington’s analytics
  • Metrics that matter for employee engagement

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Measuring Up — An Interactive Benchmarking Discussion

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Yvonne Freeman

VP Global Total Rewards & HR Operations

Sabre Industries

One of the best ways to push yourself is to know where you stand among your peers and allow them to challenge your assumptions. But even if you have a speed-dial full of trusted associates, this type of information sharing can be piecemeal and infrequent.

In this interactive session, you will:

  • Benchmark your processes around the community’s most pressing priorities
  • Compare your priorities with a cross-section of your peers
  • Share actionable insights from the day's sessions

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Employer Branding — Beyond the EVP

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Joe Hudson

Senior Vice President Global Human Resources

CBRE, Inc.

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Sandi Knight

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

HealthMarkets, Inc.

You’re hiring; so is the competition. To stand apart from the crowd, companies are employing tools from the marketing world to build compelling employer brands.

In this boardroom, you will discuss:

  • Building on your employee value proposition to create an employer brand
  • Attracting the right talent for your needs
  • Leveraging your brand to drive your culture

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Emily Allen at emily.allen@evanta.com. 

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Inclusion Matters to Your Business and Your People – Now What?

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Tony Bridwell

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Ryan LLC

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Patrick McLaughlin

SVP & CHRO

Frito-Lay

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Lee Rossini

VP Marketing

Limeade

The case has been made for inclusive workplaces and their role in building an impactful employee experience. But how are organizations making concrete progress? And how can CHROs lead the charge? 

 In this boardroom, you’ll discuss: 

  • The role of the CHRO in promoting inclusion
  • Challenges and opportunities to creating a more inclusive workplace
  • Concrete steps your peers have taken on inclusion

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Emily Allen at emily.allen@evanta.com. 

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

How Toyota Is Preparing for the Future

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Cheryl Hughes

CHRO

Toyota Motor North America

When Toyota moved its combined North American operations to Plano in 2017, it was more than a relocation: It was part of a larger strategy to position Toyota to thrive over the next 50 years. CHRO Cheryl Hughes was a primary leader of this effort, with the goal of igniting a culture that prioritizes collaboration, innovation, and challenging what’s possible.

In this keynote, Cheryl will share:

  • Why Toyota needed to transform itself to remain relevant
  • How to reimagine talent strategy in an era of constant change
  • What you can do to future-proof your business against emerging disruptions

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Dallas

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National Sponsors
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Dallas CHRO Program Managers


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

Joey Freedman

Program Manager

971-978-5009

joey.freedman@evanta.com

Emily Allen

Content Manager

971-978-5033

emily.allen@evanta.com