Southern California 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

Southern California CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Dina Barmasse-Gray

The Cheesecake Factory
SVP, Human Resources

Kari Durham

Skyworks
SVP, Human Resources

Melanie Graper

CoreLogic
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ross Pollack

LionsGate Entertainment
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Celina Scally

Apria Healthcare
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Members

Michael Adamson

UST Global
VP, Global HR Operations

Kimberly Allain

Cal Poly Pomona
Senior AVP, Employee & Organizational Development & Advancement and HR Operations

Marissa Andrada

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer

Tracy Bargielski

Yamaha
Corporate Secretary & Vice President, People Operations

Anne Buchanan

Guitar Center
CHRO

Colleen Butler

Bourns
VP, Global Human Resources

Deborah Cegielski

Cubic
Chief Human Resources Officer

Brooke Coffey

New Wellness (Natrol & Jarrow Formulas)
CHRO

Lindsay Crawley-Herbert

SCAN Health Plan
Chief People Officer

Jamila Daniel

Starz
Chief Diversity Officer & SVP, Human Resources

Maria Elena De Guevara

County of Santa Barbara, CA
Director of Human Resources

Jodi DiCenzo

NBCUniversal
Global Head of Human Resources

Brenda Diederichs

Riverside County, CA
Assistant CEO & Director, Human Resources

Ashley Donlon

Transamerican Auto Parts, a Polaris Company
Head of Human Resources

Bob Eisen

Western Dental Services
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeannie Finkel

Cetera Financial Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Julie Fletcher

Home Care Assistance
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeff Fraley

Big 5 Sporting Goods
SVP, Human Resources

Lisa Garrett

Los Angeles County, CA
Director of Personnel

Edie Givens

Sony Pictures Entertainment
SVP, People and Organization

Ellen Goldsmith

ViacomCBS
SVP, Human Resources

Justin Hastings

Experian Health
Chief Human Resources Officer, North America

Jim Hazboun

ITS Logistics
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michele Hoff

Epson America
VP, Human Resources, Americas

Bobby Johnson

Brookfield Residential
Vice President Human Resources

Samantha Khoury

Los Angeles Lakers
VP, Human Resources

Alex Kweskin

Banc of California
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Pearl Shiue Luu

CTBC Bank
SVP - Head of Human Resources

Julia McCallin

California Institute of Technology
AVP & CHRO, Human Resources

Aaron Morin

HomeStreet Bank
SVP, HR Director

Tasmin Plater

Fifth Season
SVP, Global Head of Human Resources

Jenny Rhodes

PennyMac
CHRO

Leslie Riggs

Skechers
Global Head of Human Resources

Ellen Sheehan

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Executive Director, HARRT

Kevin Tackaberry

loanDepot
EVP, Human Resources

Tracy Ting

Encore Capital Group
SVP, CHRO

Mark Welch

Farmers Insurance
Chief People & Diversity Officer

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