HR Leadership Executive Summit 2022

Austin Marriott Downtown, Austin, TX
May 15, 2022 - May 17, 2022

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Welcome to Opal Group’s HR Leadership Executive Summit

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative, and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chief Human Resource Officers, Chief People Officers, Chief Talent Officers and other top executives in human resources, talent management, learning, and leadership development.

Why should you attend?

Discuss pressing topics
that are rebranding HR as the driver of business impact

Create purposeful connections
with other senior level, enterprise executives

Strategically-built experience
curated to support your strategy

What can you expect?

Interactive Sessions
with real-world examples to benchmark best practices.

Panel discussion with YMCA, Google, Edelman and TOMS. Speakers seated in this order from left to right.

Networking spaces
in formal and informal activities to lead impactful change.

One-One Meetings
with groundbreaking solution providers selected by you.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Cherlene Willis at (212) 532-9898 ext 230 or email

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Opal Group is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Request the agenda of this Executive Summit to learn more about the keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops and networking activities.

Join Opal Group’s Human Resources Network group and be the first to get the latest updates and discuss trending topics with other Human Resource and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion executives.

Click on the speakers photo to learn more about them.

Christopher Shryock, Chief People Officer, Sam's Club

Corey Anthony, SVP, Chief Diversity & Development Officer, AT&T

Laurie Shakur, VP, Head of People, USA & B2B, Rakuten

Jalie Cohen, Group SVP, HR Americas, The Adecco Group

Zachary Harper, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Domino's

Jeff Ostermann, Chief People Officer, Sweetwater

William Riddick Jr, Vice President, Human Resources – Global Business Solutions, Fiserv

Michelle Cirocco, President and Chief Impact Officer, Televerde

Chad Taylor, Vice President, HR Business Partner – CFO Organization, Dell Technologies

Kat Thompson, Head of Human Resources, Audi Volkswagen Group Of America

Yonata Rubin, Head of Talent, MGM Resorts International

James Lafferty, VP Global Talent Acquisition, Epicor Software

Chad Macrae, Vice President Talent Acquisition, Tinder

Tina Bright, Head of Talent Acquisition, Pixel United

Khalil Smith, Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement, Akamai Technologies

Linda Nedelcoff, EVP, Chief Strategy & Human Resources Officer, CUNA Mutual Group

Stephen Childs, Chief Human Resources Officer, Panasonic Automotive

Zaina Orbai, Chief People Officer, The RealReal

Samantha Howland, Chief People Officer, Gannett | USA TODAY Network

Sherri Dublin, VP, DEI, Culture, Engagement, and Communications, Ingredion

Christy Banazek, Group Vice President of Human Resources, H-E-B

John Shaw, Chief Human Resources Officer, Kiewit

Clarice Colon, Vice President Talent, Global HR & OD/OE, Whole Foods

Bryan Schreiber, VP Talent Acquisition, Fiserv

Christina McClung, Head of HR, Retail Bank, Corporate Strategy & Premium Card Products, Capital One

Gerardo Guerra, Head of Total Rewards, MassMutual

Megan Libby, Former VP of Executive Development & Culture, LVMH

David Jones, President, Human Capital Consulting, MalinHughes

Tom Griffiths, CEO and co-founder, Hone

Valerie Capers Workman, Chief Legal Officer, Handshake (Former VP, People at Tesla)

Dave Burrows, Director of Workforce Planning, Faethm by Pearson

Taylor Chapman, VP, Strategy at Strategic Education and Managing Director, SEI Ventures

Michael Ioffe, CEO, Forbes 30 under 30, Arist

Liza Wisner, Senior Curator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, OpenSesame

Vismay Gada, Head of North America & Global Financial Services, Beqom

Carla Williams, Senior Director, People Analytics Consulting and Workforce Planning, Visier

Chris Olson, Director, Corporate Strategy & Partnerships, Class Technologies

Ben Lowell, Director, Corporate Strategy, Class Technologies

Monica Higgins, Enterprise Accounts, HireVue

Taylor Blake, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder, Learn In

Hal Adler, CEO & Founder, Leadership Landing

Will Guillaume Fossier, CEO and Co-Founder, AceUp

Beth Ley, Vice President, Total Rewards & Home Officer HR, Kendra Scott

Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Whole Foods Headquarters: Exclusive Tour & Reception

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Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Whole Foods Headquarters: Exclusive Tour & Reception

More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

Benefit from an exclusive networking opportunity

Connect, benchmark, and network through the discussion of key strategies, practices, and ideas related to HR.

Develop new business relationships

Engage, interact, and build relationships with leading enterprise organizations who are actively seeking for new business partners.

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  • Creating new talent acquisition, management and retention models for an evolving workforce
  • Developing an environment and successful organizational culture where employees feel supported and empowered
  • Designing benefit packages that appeal to four or five generations of employees
  • Extending employee experience initiatives to include candidate-facing strategies to improve recruiting
  • Developing a contingent workforce and job sharing programs to encourage growth and improve retention
  • Reinventing continuous learning strategies to engage the younger generations of your workforce
  • Linking diversity and inclusion to organizational goals
  • Designing programs for a multigenerational workforce
  • Utilizing technology tools to develop skills for future business needs
  • Setting better policies and educational initiatives to recognize unconscious bias and prevent harassment
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Participating solution providers and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides relevant information needed to indicate your meeting preferences.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons, and cocktail receptions. Sponsors are able to leverage the Summit’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The HR Leadership Executive Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event for heads of human resources, talent management, learning and leadership development, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations.


Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs)
Chief Talent Officers (CTOs)
Chief People Officers
SVP/VP/Head of Talent Acquisition
SVP/VP/Head of Human Resources
SVP/VP/Head of Talent Management
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officers


Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Cherlene Willis at 212-532-9898 ext 230 or email

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      If you would like to experience rich networking opportunities and getting to know others in the industry, this conference is where you can do that. Opal Group does a really good job of bringing together an amazing experience. Alaina Doyle

      Wells Fargo

      This conference not only brought together impressive professionals, but really awesome people on a personal level. I have gone to many conferences only to share in small talk and seeing what someone can gain from someone else - but the energy of this conference was much more authentic. I truly appreciated all of the human beings that were in the room. Brooke Rodriguez


      Opal Group's creation, planning and execution of the L&D and DEI Executive Summit in Atlanta was absolutely flawless. The sessions were extremely engaging and full of information, offering best practices from top experts in the field. These people know what they are doing and have raised the bar for all other event planning organizations. Kudos to the folks at Opal Group. Bradie Speller


      The Summit was inspirational, educational, and practical. The most valuable take-away for me was the network of leaders I had the opportunity to learn from and engage with across a myriad of industries. It was very comforting and reaffirming to hear from other leaders experiencing similar challenges and learning how handled, managed, and worked their way through them. The network I built at the Summit has already been a tremendous support system to me and others and for that, I am extremely grateful. Sui Lang L. Panoke

      Zions Bank

      The event was well beyond my expectations. The presentations and learning opportunities were fantastic. I benchmarked what our organization was doing with the other attendees and developed concepts for scoping out projects and programming for our team. The networking was phenomenal! I met other colleagues in the same profession and enjoyed the camaraderie built during the conference networking events. LynnAnn H

      Director, Texas State University