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. Planning for and shaping the future of work
  2. Becoming the board's leader of human capital
  3. Transforming HR structure and strategy

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.


Mindy Geisser

Chief People Services Officer

Raquel Karls

SVP, Human Resources


Susan Bruechner

The Standard

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

Michael Cox

The Boeing Co
VP, Global Head of Talent & Corporate HR

Michaela Doelman

Washington Employment Security Department

Katie Gerard

Port Of Seattle
Senior Director, Human Resources

Nicole Grogan

Intellectual Ventures
Chief People Officer

Darci Hall

VP & Chief Learning 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

Chief People Officer

David Lawson

Columbia Bank

Monique Little

First Tech Federal Credit Union
Chief People and Administrative Officer

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
SVP, HR Director

Kari Moyes

Clearwater Paper
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Tim Mulligan


Sheila Murty

EVP, People and Culture

Franklin Plaistowe

State of Washington
Assistant Director, Human Resources

Melinda Rogers

NW Natural
Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer

Michelle Rose

Columbia Distributing
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Corey Routh

New Seasons Market

Sharon Royne

CHI Franciscan Health
SVP, Human Resources

Lori Sabet


Andy Schneider

Alaska Airlines
VP, People

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
EVP & Chief People Officer

Kelly Wolf
VP, People

Joan Wright

Tommy Bahama
SVP of HR and Corporate Operations

Michele Yetman

Executive Vice President, Employee Success

Melody Zhang

Ste Michelle Wine Estates
Chief Human Resources Officer, SVP HR

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

June 23, 2021

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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September 23, 2021

Seattle CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Innovation Through Disruption — A Blueprint for Change

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

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December 8, 2021

Seattle CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Seattle CHRO Virtual Town Hall

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

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