Dallas CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

November 18, 2020 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CST

November 18, 2020 | 8:00am - 3:00pm CST

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

The Future of Work and Organizational Culture

Actionable Strategy for DE&I

Employee Sentiment and Engagement


Tony Bridwell

SVP, Chief People Officer

Jenn Hulett

Core-Mark International

Michael Karicher

Remington Hotels
EVP, Human Resources

Lisa Keglovitz

Senior Vice President, HR

Patrick McLaughlin

Frito-Lay North America

Amy Messersmith

US Anesthesia Partners
Chief Human Resources Officer

Dan Sessa

Lennox International


November 18, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  CST Virtual Summit Keynote

DE&I — A Movement Not a Moment

Tim Dismond headshot

Tim Dismond

Chief Diversity Officer


Kazem Moghtader headshot

Kazem Moghtader

Chief People Officer


Eric Severson headshot

Eric Severson

Chief People & Belonging Officer

Neiman Marcus

Tina Bowers headshot

Tina Bowers

Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Children's Health

Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace has been a goal for decades, but this year the call for meaningful change has caused organizations to shift that goal to one of their top priorities. As leaders of people and culture, CHROs must blaze a path for the movement, taking action that propels the organization forward.

Join this keynote session to hear HR leaders discuss:

  • The present and future of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Substantive actions organizations can take in advancing DE&I
  • Road maps to impact change

8:45am - 9:00am  CST Break

9:00am - 10:00am  CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Reimagining Employee Experience for the Next Normal

Laura Hamill headshot

Laura Hamill

Chief People Officer & Chief Science Officer


Chelle O'Keefe headshot

Chelle O'Keefe



Lisa Keglovitz headshot

Lisa Keglovitz

Senior Vice President, HR


As the business response shifts from survival and recovery to renewal and redesign, understanding and crafting a new and more meaningful employee experience will be at the top of every CHRO’s agenda. Reimagining the employee experience will see HR breaking down silos and setting in motion a snowball of organizational courage to embed employee connectedness, belonging and well-being into the DNA of organizational culture.

Bring a spirit of collaborative problem solving to this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • How the employee journey and the moments that matter are changing
  • How to operationalize care, well-being and connection in an organization
  • Crafting your new employee experience strategy and metrics for the next normal

9:00am - 10:00am  CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The New Conversation Around DE&I

Jeremy Spake headshot

Jeremy Spake

Principal, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services


Dan Sessa headshot

Dan Sessa


Lennox International

Guwan Jones headshot

Guwan Jones

Chief Diversity Officer

Baylor Scott & White Health

The conversation around diversity, equity, and inclusion has changed radically in the past year. It is more urgent, with employees and customers alike demanding real change. It is also broader, touching every aspect of the enterprise.

In this virtual boardroom, CHROs will discuss:

  • How the conversation around DE&I has changed at their organizations
  • What changes they are making to recruiting, onboarding, and talent development
  • How technology can help organizations reach their DE&I goals

9:00am - 10:00am  CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Learning and Development Without Boundaries

Courtney Kolar headshot

Courtney Kolar

Vice President of People Services


Joe Hudson headshot

Joe Hudson


Newmark Group Inc

Developing critical skills is not a static process, and HR leaders need solutions that meet employees when and where they learn. How can organizations address the principal stages of employees’ careers, build individual skills, and collectively drive better capabilities at every level of the enterprise?

Join this boardroom session and you will:

  • Explore how to provide a next-level learning experience
  • Share successful strategies to identify and advance your talent
  • Discuss the latest learning techniques to ensure growth meets potential

10:00am - 10:45am  CST Virtual Summit Keynote

Wellness, Wellbeing and Everything in Between

Marshall Porter headshot

Marshall Porter



Kelly Ann Doherty headshot

Kelly Ann Doherty

Executive VP & Chief People & Communications Officer

Mr. Cooper

Wellness is different in 2020. As people struggle to balance home and work while coping with unprecedented uncertainty and stress, taking time for self-care is vital to resiliency. Employers have stepped up in many ways to support the workforce, and employees are taking advantage of these resources in record numbers.

Join this keynote presentation to learn:

  • How wellness benefits correlate with employee engagement
  • Trends in wellbeing and how employers can support the workforce
  • The future of wellness in a remote environment

10:45am - 11:00am  CST Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Culture Continuity in Disrupted Times

Mary Beth DeNooyer headshot

Mary Beth DeNooyer


Keurig Dr Pepper

Catherine Olivieri headshot

Catherine Olivieri

VP Human Resources

Susan G. Komen Foundation

For many organizations, transitioning to remote work and making adjustments for frontline employees has caused a cultural upheaval. Preserving the organizational culture amidst disruption requires partnership across all levels of leadership and meaningful action to support the workforce.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • How HR leaders are working to maintain culture in a disrupted environment
  • Strategies for keeping a dispersed workforce connected
  • How to empower all employees to be ambassadors of company culture

11:00am - 12:00pm  CST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Mental Health — Continuing the Conversation

Eddie Hightower headshot

Eddie Hightower

SVP, Teammate Services

Caliber Collision Centers

Michael Karicher headshot

Michael Karicher

EVP, Human Resources

Remington Hotels

Mental health and wellbeing benefits are now a top priority for HR leaders, as employees struggle with prolonged uncertainty and fears for the health and safety of their households. The workplace has quickly become a social safety net as employers work to support employees in an unprecedented way.

Join this virtual boardroom session to discuss:

  • Trends in EAP usage
  • Tips for recognizing and supporting employees who need assistance
  • Scaling and sustaining mental health and wellbeing benefits

1:30pm - 3:00pm  CST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for 1-to-1 in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers, and now it’s become even more critical to collaborate with CHROs who are facing the same challenges.

This is an opportunity to meet 1-to-1 in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow CHRO peers.

  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded

  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

How to Participate 

Available if you sign up and select peer meetings prior to the summit. To join your meetings or download meeting calendar invites, please reference the instructions that were emailed to you from evanta@delegateselect.com.

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Dallas CHRO Program Manager

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

Emily Allen

Content Manager