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. 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

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.


Ann Addison

Northrop Grumman
Corporate VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Hurst

American Red Cross
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ken Kovach

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

Shawn Stokes

Prince George's
Director of Human Resources

Jacqueline Welch

New York Times
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Loretta Young Walker

MedStar Health
EVP & Chief People Officer


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

Towanda Brooks

National Credit Union Administration
Chief Human Capital Officer

Tia Butler

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Chief Human Capital Officer

Eoin Byrne

Lidl US, LLC

Angie Casper

CACI International Inc

Nazanin Codd

HITT Contracting
Vice President, Human Resources

Jane Datta

Chief Human Capital Officer

Sue Davies

Markel Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Laura FitzRandolph

Chief Human Resources Officer

Bob Frost

Washington Nationals Baseball
Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer

Bryan Garey

Virginia Tech
Vice President, Human Resources

Rita Grazda

SICPA North America
Vice President Human Resources

Mary Kay Gribbons

Sunrise Senior Living
Chief Human Resources Officer

Mark Hamberlin

Clark Construction Group
EVP, Chief People Officer

Rani Hammond

Chief People & Culture Officer

Alexa Herndon

The Humane Society of the United States
Chief People Officer

Kimberly Hough

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chief Human Resources Officer

Samantha Howland

Chief People Officer

Jack Jackson

DCS Corporation
Vice President of Human Resources

Brendan Johnson

Adventist HealthCare
Senior Vice President and CHRO

Christopher Lee

William & Mary
Chief Human Resources Officer

Woody Montgomery

PM Hotel Group
EVP Human Resources

Patricia Munchel


Kristi Murphy

Prince George's County Public Schools

Michelle Murphy

BAE Systems, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Kelly Neiman

DLA Piper
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeff Newman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sara Ortiz

Five Guys Enterprises
Global Vice President of Human Resources

Joty Paparello

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Holly Paul

FTI Consulting
Chief Human Resources Officer

Carey Pellock


Mary Pletcher Rice

United States Department of Agriculture
Chief Human Capital Officer

Debbie Pollock-Berry

Save The Children
Chief Human Resources Officer

Marjorie Powell

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Erin Roberts

Five Guys Enterprises
Deputy General Counsel, Chief People Officer

Beth Skoletsky

Chief Human Resources Officer

Cathy Spage

Fairfax County Government
Director, Human Resources

Sandy Stonesifer

Graham Holdings

Natalie Stute

Chief Human Resources Officer

Betty Thompson

Booz Allen Hamilton
Executive VP & Chief People Officer

Clay Worley

SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Loretta Young Walker

MedStar Health
EVP & Chief People Officer

Upcoming Programs


August 11, 2022 | 1 hour

Washington, DC CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Washington, DC CHRO Virtual Town Hall

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

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December, 2022 | 1 day

Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit

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

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