HR Policy Association
In-Person Conference

HRPA's Annual CHRO Summit

HRPA's CHRO Summit

Creating the Future of HR: Harnessing AI, Empowering Employees, and Thriving Amid External Pressures


HR Policy Association's 56th Annual CHRO Summit convenes CHROs and their peers for definitive discussions on the public policy and HR practice issues that matter most in 2024. 

This year's conversations include the CHRO’s unique role in harnessing AI; helping employees thrive amid external pressures in the evolving workplace; learnings from the watershed collective bargaining agreements; CHRO leadership and resilience; impactful public policy changes, and much more!

HRPA's CHRO Summit is THE place for senior HR executives and their teams to receive timely information and unique insights on the latest and most relevant public policy developments and best practices to stay ahead of the curve.

Agenda Highlights

  • Artificial Intelligence – The Promise and Peril for HR (plenary and breakout discussions)

  • Dr. Michael Gervais on CHRO Leadership and Resilience

  • CHRO Lessons from Recent Collective Bargaining Agreements

  • The Global Socio-Political Environment with Dr. Timothy Naftali

  • The Honorable Val Demings on the 2024 Election: Implications for Large Companies

  • The 2024 Public Policy Agenda: Global Labor & Employment, Health Care & Benefits

  • ESG Pushback and the CHRO Role: A Business and Communications Imperative


Wednesday, March 13 2024 6:00PM - Friday, March 15 2024 12:00PM
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32837



Featured Speakers

Matthew Breitfelder

Partner, Global Head of Human Capital, Apollo Global Management, Inc.

The Honorable Val Demings

U.S. Representative (D-FL, 2017-2023), First Female Police Chief for the City of Orlando, FL

Christopher J. Fernandez

Corporate Vice President, HR Services and Digital Employee Experiences, Microsoft Corporation

Salvatore Antonio "Tony" Fratto

Partner, Global Head of Communications, Goldman Sachs, on Addressing ESG Pushback

Dr. Michael Gervais

Psychologist and Expert on High Performance, Founder, Finding Mastery Podcast

Mirian M. Graddick-Weir

Member, Board of Directors, Yum! Brands and Booking Holdings

Garrett Hohimer

Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, Business Group on Health

The Honorable Wilma B. Liebman

Starbucks Board Nominee, Former Chair, National Labor Relations Board (1997-2011)

Dr. Po-Shen Loh

Founder of LIVE, NOVID, and Expii; Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, on AI Impact

Dr. Timothy Naftali

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service, Clinical Associate Professor of History, New York University, on Global Socio-Political Environment

Oliver Patel

Enterprise AI Governance Lead, AstraZeneca

Prasad Setty

Lecturer in Management, Trends Shaping the World of Work, Stanford University

The Honorable Keith E. Sonderling

Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on AI Ethics and Compliance

What to Expect

  • Welcome Reception to open conference
    Join us for a Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. ET to kick things off. The Summit will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 14 and conclude at 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 15.

  • Perfect blend of CHRO insights and networking opportunities
    Our agenda will focus on key issues facing CHROs and senior HR leaders and includes daily peer events to reconnect you with colleagues. Learn from peers, external thought leaders, and staff experts during panels and fireside chats, all of which will provide opportunities for group discussions and time to have your questions answered.

  • Breakout sessions to focus discussions and networking
    Choose from a series of targeted breakout sessions focused on effective AI structure and governance and the future impact on the workforce, allowing for more personalized, topical, and engaged smaller group discussions.

  • Gala Dinner and "CHROs' Nest" after-party
    We’re most excited about our Gala Dinner on Thursday night featuring a performance by the HR Policy Staff CHRO band—Consensus! Afterward, we’ll host our annual "CHROs' Nest" after-party.

HRPA Member Speakers

Ann Addison

Corporate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Northrop Grumman

Thomas M. Beck

Vice President, Labor and Employee Relations, HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Jennifer Berres

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Heidi B. Capozzi

Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer, McDonald's Corporation

Georgeann Couchara

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Danaher Corporation

Darrell L. Ford

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, United Parcel Service, Inc.

Vice Chair, Board of Directors

Michael Fraccaro

Chief People Officer, Mastercard

Monique R. Herena

Chief Colleague Experience Officer, American Express Company

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Chair, American Health Policy Institute
Chair, Membership Recruitment and Engagement Committee

Susan M. Kelliher

Strategic Advisor to the CEO, and Former Chief People Officer, The Chemours Company

Pamela O. Kimmet

Chief Human Resources Officer, Manulife Financial Corporation

Chair, Board of Directors

Sarah King

Chief People & Diversity Officer, Darden Restaurants

Nickle J. LaMoreaux

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, IBM Corporation

Ernest W. Marshall, Jr.

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Eaton Corporation

Lindsay Marshall

President, Global Labor Relations and Strategy, United Parcel Service, Inc.

Alan R. May

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Rhonda J. Morris

Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Chevron Corporation

Thomas J. Plath

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, International Paper Company

Susan Podlogar

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, MetLife

Timothy J. Richmond

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, AbbVie

Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Chair, Board Selection Committee

Ellyn J. Shook

Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture

Vice Chair, Center On Executive Compensation

Matt Walter

Chief Human Resources Officer, Medtronic, Inc.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes

4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, Florida, USA, 32837

Reservation Deadline:
Reserve your room at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes by Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Online reservations: