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
Director of Human Resources

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Jacqueline Welch

Freddie Mac
Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer


Angela Bailey

Department of Homeland Security
Chief Human Capital 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

Jeff Brody

ManTech International
Chief Human Resources Officer

Towanda Brooks

National Credit Union Administration
Chief Human Capital Officer

Eoin Byrne

Lidl US, LLC

Roger Casalengo


Angie Casper

CACI International Inc

Paula Cooney

FLIR Systems
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jane Datta

Chief Human Capital Officer

Sue Davies

Markel Corporation
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

The Humane Society of the United States
Chief People Officer

Paul Hudgins

Carilion Clinic
Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

Brendan Johnson

Adventist HealthCare
Senior Vice President and CHRO

Christopher Lee

William & Mary
Chief Human Resources Officer

Joseph Machicote

Erickson Living
SVP, CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer

Lydia Martinez

Long & Foster

Tish Mendoza

AES Corporation
SVP, Global HR & Internal Communications & CHRO

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

Jeff Newman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sara Ortiz

Five Guys Enterprises
Head of Human Resources

Holly Paul

FTI Consulting

Carey Pellock


Mary Pletcher Rice

United States Department of Agriculture
Chief Human Capital Officer

Debbie Pollock-Berry

Save The Children
Chief Human Resources Officer

Joe Quinn

Vice President Human Resources

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

Loretta Young Walker

MedStar Health

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 27, 2020

Washington, DC CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Work-Life Integration — A Balancing Act

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

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November 12, 2020

Washington, DC CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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December, 2020

Washington, DC CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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