Minneapolis CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Minneapolis 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. Boosting workforce resilience for the future of hybrid work
  2. Taking a dynamic approach to critical skills and competencies
  3. Driving consequential accountability for DE&I

Minneapolis CHRO Governing Body

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


Elcio Barcelos

U.S. Bank
Senior Executive Vice President, CHRO

Patience Ferguson

City of Minneapolis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Kremer

EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Laurie Marsh

EVP and CHRO Human Resources

Julie Sexton

Land O'Lakes


Kelly Baker

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Liz Bank

Thomson Reuters
Global Head of HR Operations

Tonya Brake

Post Consumer Brands
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jinah Chernivec

Goodwill Easter Seals
Chief Human Resources and Risk Officer

Curtis Dobler


Colleen Dockendorf

Ryan Companies
Chief Human Resource Officer

Florie Ellwein

Chief Human Resources Officer

Carolyn Erickson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Erin Feigal

Prime Therapeutics
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Kristi Fox

Securian Financial
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer

Cathy Fraser

Mayo Clinic
Chief Human Resources Officer

Angie Freeman

C.H. Robinson
Chief Human Resources & ESG Officer

Andrea Frohning

Patterson Companies

Michael Garrett

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
SVP, Human Resources and Inclusion

Leslie Greves

VP, Human Resources

Linde Grindle

Spirit Airlines
Chief Human Resource Officer

Jenny Guldseth

Allianz Life US
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kendall Harrell

Caribou Coffee
Chief People Officer

Jennifer Hauschildt

Uponor Corporation

Lynnette Heath


Carrie Heimer

Red Wing Shoes
Chief Human Resources Officer

Janet Hogan

Hormel Foods
SVP, Human Resources

Tonya Jackman Hampton

Hennepin Healthcare
SVP, Chief People & Culture Officer

Joseph Kalkman

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer & CHRO

Mary Kaul-Hottinger

Chief Human Resources Officer

Paul Knutson

Otter Tail Corporation
VP, Human Resources

Sheila Kramer

VP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Deb LaMere

Datasite Global

Pamela Lampert


Lisa Larson

New Horizon Academy
VP, Human Resources

George McCrary

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
EVP, People & Culture

Christine Moore

Allina Health
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary Nease

Fairview Health Services
Chief People Officer

Jared Nypen

Great Clips
VP, Talent & HR

Karen Richard

Andersen Corporation

Sue Ross

Maurices Incorporated
SVP, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

Michael Rossman

Hennepin County Library
Chief Human Resources Officer

Bobbi Schroeppel

NorthWestern Energy
VP, Customer Care, Communications & Human Resources

Carmen Thiede

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Chief People Officer

Nathan Weaver

H.B. Fuller Company
VP, Human Resources & Communications

Beth Whited

Union Pacific Railroad
EVP and Chief Human Resource Officer

Jim Williams

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Shane Zutz

VP, Human Resources

Upcoming Programs


May 25, 2022 | 1 day

Minneapolis CHRO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency

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

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August 16, 2022 | 1 hour

Minneapolis CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Minneapolis CHRO Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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October 5, 2022 | an evening

Minneapolis CHRO Inner Circle

Lumber Exchange Event Center

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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