Seattle CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Seattle 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

Seattle CHRO Governing Body

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


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Christine Deputy

CHRO, EVP of Human Resources

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Mindy Geisser

Chief People Services Officer

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Raquel Karls

SVP, Human Resources

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Dan Spaulding

Zillow Group
Chief People Officer


Susan Bruechner

The Standard

Susan Buxton

State of Idaho
Administrator Idaho Division of Human Resources

Kimberly Cannon

Holland America Line
SVP, Human Resources Global Shoreside Operations

Rose Capistran

VP, Global Human Resources

Jessica Carl

Mercy Corps
VP of People

April Castañeda

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle Clements

Seattle University
VP, Human Resources

Kimberly Collier

Puget Sound Energy
Director, Human Resources

Robyn Corr

Nintendo of America
SVP, Human Resources

Michaela Doelman

Washington Employment Security Department

Katie Gerard

Port Of Seattle
Senior Director, Human Resources

Nicole Grogan

Intellectual Ventures
Chief People Officer

Mark Holubar

Idaho National Laboratory
Director, HR & Diversity

Bobby Humes

City of Seattle
Director, Human Resources Department

Lucy Hur

Chief People Officer

Keagan Kerr

VP, People and Culture

Lisa King

Washington Federal
SVP & Chief People Officer

Jennifer Larson


David Lawson

Columbia Bank

Monique Little

First Tech Federal Credit Union
Chief People and Administrative Officer

Jacquelyn Lloyd

Columbia Distributing
VP, Human Resources

Jonathan Maltos

Big Fish Games

Denise Merle

SVP & Chief Administration Officer

Anne Mersereau

Portland General Electric
VP HR, Diversity & Inclusion

Marie-Claude Milot

Head of People, Culture and Engagement

Aaron Morin

HomeStreet Bank
First VP, HR

Kari Moyes

Clearwater Paper
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Tim Mulligan


Sheila Murty

EVP, People and Culture

Sarah Petrone

Portland Trail Blazers
SVP, People & Culture

Franklin Plaistowe

State of Washington
Assistant Director, Human Resources

Melinda Rogers

NW Natural
Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer

Corey Routh

New Seasons Market

Sharon Royne

Franciscan Health System
SVP, Human Resources

Kathy Shingleton

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Natalie Swistak

Columbia Hospitality
VP, People & Culture

Mary Lou True

Moda Health
VP, Human Resources

Ana White

F5 Networks

Kelly Wolf
VP, People

Joan Wright

Tommy Bahama
SVP of HR and Corporate Operations

Michele Yetman

Executive Vice President, Employee Success

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 8, 2020

Seattle CHRO Virtual Boardroom

Fostering Workplace Resilience and Connection Through Appreciation

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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October 20, 2020

Seattle CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Work-Life Integration — A Balancing Act

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

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November 10, 2020

Seattle CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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December 17, 2020

Seattle CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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