Detroit CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Detroit 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

Detroit CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Detroit CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Diane Antishin headshot

Diane Antishin

Vice President, HR & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


Lisa Bell

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Alana Benson

Wayne County Probate Court
Head of Human Resources

Valerie Blanchett

The Andersons
VP, Human Resources

Heidi Char

Pet Supplies Plus
SVP, Human Resources

Dr. Valerie DeVries

U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
Deputy Chief of Staff for Human Capital, G1

Jim Farrell

VP, Human Resources

Lynne Feldpausch

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer

Greg Ghilardi

MidMichigan Health
VP, Human Resources

Aaron Gillingham

Beaumont Health

Cathy Goheen

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
VP, Human Resources

Catherine Hendrian

CMS Energy
SVP, Human Resources

Sara Hiipakka

SVP, Corp. Human Resources

Matthew Hladki

XPO Logistics
SVP HR, Less Than Truckload

Ben Jackson

Detroit Public Schools
Senior Executive Director, Human Resources

Mark Jenkins

VP, Human Resources

Beth Kaczor

HCR ManorCare
VP, HR and Labor Relations

Nikki Kallek

Chief Human Resources Officer

Holly Kinnear

SVP, Human Resources & CHRO

Heather Krentler

VP, HR and Corporate Support Services

Jason Lioy

Dawn Foods
Chief Human Resources Officer

Mike Malloy

Quicken Loans
Chief People Officer

Alyse Martinelli

Chief People Officer

Ane McNeil

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Regional CHRO

Kurt Meyer

Heartland RV
Sr Director Human Resources

Kiersten Robinson

Group Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Stacy Spondike

Motus Integrated Technologies
VP, Human Resources

Jennifer Sulak Brown

Barton Malow
Sr. VP, People + Culture + Brand

Kristin Trecker


David Turner

MotorCity Casino Hotel
Vice President, Human Resources

Katie Vanderjagt


Brett Yates

Little Caesars
VP, Human Resources & Strategic Planning

Jenifer Zbiegien

VP of HR & Marketing

Upcoming Events

In-person Programs

June, 2021

Detroit CHRO Inner Circle

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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