Minneapolis CHRO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CHROs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CHROs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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.

Co-Chairs

Elcio Barcelos

U.S. Bank
Senior Executive Vice President, CHRO

Patience Ferguson

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
SVP, Human Resources and Inclusion

Melissa Kremer

Target
EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Laurie Marsh

Ecolab
EVP and CHRO Human Resources

Julie Sexton

Land O'Lakes
SVP & CHRO

Members

Kelly Baker

Thrivent
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

Stacy Conti

Bright Health Group
Chief People Officer

Curtis Dobler

Apogee
EVP, CHRO

Colleen Dockendorf

Ryan Companies
Chief Impact Officer

Florie Ellwein

Jostens
Chief Human Resources Officer

Carolyn Erickson

Taylor
Chief Human Resources Officer

Erin Feigal

Prime Therapeutics
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Kristi Fox

Securian Financial
EVP and Chief Administrative Officer

Angie Freeman

C.H. Robinson
Chief Human Resources & ESG Officer

Andrea Frohning

Patterson Companies
SVP & CHRO

Leslie Greves

Kraus-Anderson
VP, Human Resources

Linde Grindle

Spirit Airlines
Chief Human Resource Officer

Jason Grover

Swire Coca-Cola
Chief People Officer

Jenny Guldseth

Allianz Life US
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kendall Harrell

Caribou Coffee
Chief People Officer

Jennifer Hauschildt

Uponor Corporation
CHRO

Lynnette Heath

nVent
EVP & CHRO

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

CentraCare
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer & CHRO

Mary Kaul-Hottinger

CHS
Chief Human Resources Officer

Paul Knutson

Otter Tail Corporation
VP, Human Resources

Sheila Kramer

Donaldson
VP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Deb LaMere

Datasite Global
CHRO

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
SVP & CHRO

Sue Ross

Maurices Incorporated
SVP, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

Michael Rossman

Hennepin County
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

Polaris
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Shane Zutz

Digi-Key
VP, Human Resources

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

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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IN-PERSON

May, 2023 | 1 day

Minneapolis CHRO Executive Summit

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

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IN-PERSON

October, 2023 | an evening

Minneapolis CHRO Inner Circle

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

Learn More

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