Washington, DC CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Washington, DC 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

Washington, DC CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Washington, DC 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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Ann Addison

Northrop Grumman
Corporate VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

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Melissa Hurst

American Red Cross
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Ken Kovach

B.F. Saul Company
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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Shawn Stokes

Prince George's County, MD
Director of Human Resources

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Jacqueline M. Welch

Freddie Mac
SVP, CHRO, Chief Diversity Officer


Angela Bailey

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chief Human Capital Officer

Elcio Barcelos

Fannie Mae

Lauren Bediako

Vice President of HR and Corporate Operations

Vonda Bell

Farm Credit Administration
Chief Human Capital Officer

Mike Bokina

Siemens USA
Vice President, Head of Human Resources

Susann Bresnahan

Accenture Federal Services

Jeffrey Brody

Chief Human Resources Officer

Towanda Brooks

National Credit Union Administration
Director, Office of Human Resources

Angie Casper


Jane Datta

Chief Human Capital Officer

Sue Davies

Chief Human Resources Officer

Laura FitzRandolph

Chief Human Resources Officer

Bryan Garey

Virginia Tech
Vice President, Human Resources

Ventris Gibson

District of Columbia
Director, Department of Human Resources

Alexa Herndon

Washington Nationals Baseball
VP, Human Resources

Paul Hudgins

Carilion Clinic
Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

Christopher Lee

William & Mary
Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & CHRO

Joseph Machicote

Erickson Living
SVP, CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer

Lydia Martinez

The Long & Foster Companies

Tish Mendoza

AES Corporation
SVP, Global HR & Internal Communications & CHRO

Woody Montgomery

PM Hotel Group
EVP Human Resources

Patricia Munchel


Michelle Murphy

BAE Systems
Sector VP

Kristi Murphy

Prince George's County Public Schools

Jeffery Newman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Christine Papadopoulos

Southern Management Corporation
Vice President, Administration

Holly Paul

FTI Consulting

Mary Pletcher Rice

United States Department of Agriculture
Chief Human Capital Officer

Debbie Pollock-Berry

Save the Children
Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Joe Quinn

Vice President, HR Strategy

Laura Smith

Vice President, Global Human Resources

Betty Thompson

Booz Allen Hamilton
Executive VP & Chief People Officer

Clay Worley

SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Patti Yoder

Americas Talent Leader

Loretta Young Walker

MedStar Health

Upcoming programs

November 30, 2020

2020 Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit

JW Marriott Washington, DC

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

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April 2021

2021 Washington, DC CHRO Inner Circle

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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