Southern California CHRO Executive Summit

December 7, 2023 | Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

December 7, 2023
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Southern California's top CHROs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Shifting Business Focus From Critical Roles to Critical Skills

Revolutionizing the Employee Experience to Aid Retention

New Ways of Leading for a New Era of Work

Southern California CHRO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Dina Barmasse-Gray

The Cheesecake Factory
SVP, Human Resources

Deborah Cegielski

Cubic Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Kari Durham

SVP, Human Resources

Samantha Khoury

Los Angeles Lakers
VP, Human Resources

Grace Lee

EVP Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer

Ross Pollack

LionsGate Entertainment
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Celina Scally

Apria Healthcare
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kevin Tackaberry

EVP, Human Resources

Tracy Ting

Encore Capital Group

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CHRO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Southern California CHRO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

The CHRO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CHROs, for CHROs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes:

Shifting Business Focus From Critical Roles to Critical Skills

HR leaders are applying a skills-based lens to talent management to better support business objectives in rapidly shifting environments. New technologies, competitive talent marketplaces and volatile economic forces are requiring CHROs to evolve from traditional workforce planning to a dynamic skills strategy.

Revolutionizing the Employee Experience to Aid Retention

CHROs in 2023 are focused on building a best-in-class employee experience to attract and retain critical talent. To mitigate attrition, HR leaders need to understand and measure employee experience to develop improvements around career pathways, organizational culture and flexibility.

New Ways of Leading for a New Era of Work

A changing world of work requires leadership to adapt and modernize. CHROs are taking a human-centered approach to leadership development while working to anticipate and foster the new skills required of today’s modern leaders.


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.


Venue & Accommodation

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

Your Community Partners

Key Partners

Community Program Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Natalia Klein

Community Program Manager

239 839 8616