Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit

December 14, 2022 | Marriott Marquis Washington DC

December 14, 2022
Marriott Marquis Washington DC


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Washington, DC'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:

Recruiting and retaining talent to bolster business success

Delivering meaningful experiences for employees across all levels of engagement

Expanding comprehensive and consequential DE&I initiatives

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

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

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 Washington, DC 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.


Keynote Sessions

Coaching Resilient Leaders Through Challenges and Change

Challenges arise every day in the workplace whether it’s dealing with disgruntled staff, diversity, budget cuts, changes in management, shortage of good staff, or even managing personal issues. With all these challenges arising there is a need for leaders to understand and employ resilience. In this highly engaging keynote, Dr. Kiki, Executive Coach, and Positive Psychologist will teach leaders how to use coaching as an effective tool to resolve conflict and challenging issues and employ resilience, all while still setting and meeting meaningful company goals and remaining competent leaders.

Dr. Kiki Shares:

  • The Research On What Makes Resilient Leaders
  • How To Overcome The Tough Issues and Remain Relevant
  •  How To Use Coaching As A Tool To Resolve Conflict and Develop Resilience

Lunch Comments & Keynote from FirstUp


Fueling Effective Leadership

Effective leadership aligns your personal and professional experiences with your authentic voice – a voice others recognize as genuine and one which inspires and empowers others to do the same. It also means actively listening to your team, business partners and customers and ensuring you act, not only with purpose, but with empathy.  

This fireside chat will discuss:

  • Advocating for and empowering your people
  • Ethical and purposeful decision-making
  • Building fulfilled leaders while yielding stronger business and mission outcomes

Breakout Session

Rethinking Workplace Culture to Win the New Contest for Talent

The next normal is emerging following years of crisis that has caused the greatest talent upset of our time, exacerbating the challenge for CHROs to create a fulfilling employee experience. Join Gary Beckstrand, VP, O.C. Tanner Institute as he shares new insights and strategies from the 2023 Global Culture Report to attract, engage, and retain top talent amid ongoing uncertainty and change.

Session insights include:

  • Rebuilding workplace community
  • Fortifying weary leaders
  • Integrating recognition and symbolism into every-day experiences

Executive Boardroom Session

Benchmark Your Return to Office Strategy

Today's workforce demands flexibility and expects employers to provide unique working solutions to accommodate diverse needs, but many existing RTO policies fall short. How can top HR leaders meet business demands while staying competitive with recruitment and retention?

Join this interactive session to collaborate on:

  • Measuring workforce response to existing RTO initiatives
  • Providing flexibility while maintaining an on-site presence
  • Implementing effective and meaningful change to current policies

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CxOs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: alisa.hauser@evanta.com


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

Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.


Venue & Accommodation

Marriott Marquis Washington DC

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-855-821-4281.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $339 USD (plus tax) is November 21, 2022.

Your Community Partners

CHRO Thought Leaders
Key Partner
Program Partners

Washington, DC CHRO Program Manager

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

Alisa Hauser

Program Manager