Southern California CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

December 16, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PST

December 16, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PST


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Southern California CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work


Dina Barmasse-Gray

The Cheesecake Factory
SVP, Human Resources

Kari Durham

Skyworks Solutions
SVP, Human Resources

Melanie Graper

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ross Pollack

LionsGate Entertainment
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Celina Scally

Apria Healthcare
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer


December 16, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

CHROs Leading Business Strategy in Times of Uncertainty

In times of economic uncertainty and global disruption, HR has the power to guide enterprise strategy into reality. Join this keynote session to hear a panel of CHROs discuss how they’ve fostered an environment of engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation.

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Making Concrete Progress in DE&I

The tragic reality of systemic racism is at the forefront of America’s consciousness again. How are HR leaders truly infusing diversity, equity and inclusion into their organizations to make lasting change in corporate America and society? 

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Leadership Development Without Boundaries

The multiple crises of 2020 have proved challenging for leaders as they manage their teams remotely and navigate complex issues around employee fears, mental health and social unrest. In this boardroom, CHROs will explore paradigm shifts in leadership development and fresh approaches to the use of technology, behavior change and measuring leadership performance.  

10:00am - 11:00am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Future of Work and HR Design

The future of work is now and CHROs are redesigning the HR function to deliver. In this keynote session, HR leaders discuss how their strategies, teams and structures are transforming in a new era of work.    

11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Build Your Future Workforce

In this new era of work, HR leaders are adapting to new business models and embracing flexible workforce planning. Join fellow CHROs to discuss new approaches to securing and utilizing talent and how best to plan for an optimal workforce.     

11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Digital Transformation in the New Normal

CHROs play a critical role in driving digital initiatives that support fundamental shifts in the workplace, the work itself and permanent states of agility. Join this boardroom to discuss strategies and systems through a digital lens and plot next steps in your company’s digital journey.   

12:00pm - 12:45pm PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote


12:45pm - 1:15pm PST Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 


Southern California CHRO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Zachariah Elliott