Washington, DC CHRO Inner Circle

June 20, 2019 , District Winery

June 20, 2019
District Winery

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Washington, DC CHRO Inner Circle.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Washington, DC CHRO Governing Body

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


Ann Addison headshot

Ann Addison

Northrop Grumman

Melissa Hurst headshot

Melissa Hurst

The American Red Cross
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ken Kovach headshot

Ken Kovach

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

Tish Mendoza headshot

Tish Mendoza

AES Corporation
SVP, Global HR & Internal Communications & CHRO

Shawn Stokes headshot

Shawn Stokes

Prince George’s County Government, Maryland
Director of Human Resources

Jacqueline M. Welch headshot

Jacqueline M. Welch

Freddie Mac
SVP, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion


June 20, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

The New HR Digital Leader

Ann Addison headshot

Ann Addison


Northrop Grumman

Lauren Bediako headshot

Lauren Bediako

Vice President of Human Resources


Vonda Bell headshot

Vonda Bell

Chief Human Capital Officer

Farm Credit Administration

Melissa Hurst headshot

Melissa Hurst

Chief Human Resources Officer

The American Red Cross

Lydia Martinez headshot

Lydia Martinez


Long & Foster Companies

Jeffery Newman headshot

Jeffery Newman

Chief Human Resources Officer


Shawn Stokes headshot

Shawn Stokes

Director of Human Resources

Prince George’s County Government, Maryland

Clay Worley headshot

Clay Worley

SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

NCI, Inc.

Jeffrey Brody headshot

Jeffrey Brody

Chief Human Resources Officer

ManTech International Corporation

Melon Yeshoalul headshot

Melon Yeshoalul

Vice President Human Resources

DXC Technology

More than 80% of CEOs are focused on driving the digital transformation of their business. And with this transformation, so has the role of the CHRO. Attracting and retaining digital talent is not enough. For organizations to experience long-term success in the digital age, CHROs must fundamentally rethink their approach to the workforce and work — and strategically partner with their C-suite peers. In this dinner conversation, HR leaders will explore opportunities for their program and the business as enterprises adopt a digital mindset. 

Topic 1: Building the Digital Organization

  • What digital initiatives is your enterprise currently navigating? How has your organization adapted to embody the digital mission of the enterprise?
  • What are 2-3 key areas in which you’re impacting the organizational environment and driving change (organization design, focused leadership diagnostics, targeted learning strategies, etc.)?
  • Have you implemented a “digital-first” strategy? If so, how is this different than traditional change management? How is your strategy addressing workforce redesign and technology advancements?

Topic 2: Talent Strategy in the Era of Digitalization

  • What is your core talent strategy for digitalization? Upskilling? Diversifying talent pools? Building a more autonomous workforce?
  • In the midst of digital transformation, have you revisited your learning and development strategies and systems? How have digital initiatives impacted your approach to and application of L&D programs?
  • How are you developing managers for the digital age?

Topic 3: The Role of Emerging Technologies in HR Leadership

  • What emerging technologies have you implemented or plan to implement in the near future to automate or augment workforce capabilities?
  • How have emerging technologies played into the gamification of key initiatives like recruitment or employee engagement in your HR program?
  • Have you adopted a cloud-based Human Resource Management system or Human Capital Management system? What was your roadmap? Challenges? Successes?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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Washington, DC CHRO Program Manager

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

Braden Beisse