Chicago CHRO Executive Summit

October 16, 2024 | Convene at 233 South Wacker Drive (Willis Tower)

October 16, 2024
Convene at 233 South Wacker Drive (Willis Tower)


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Chicago'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:

Boosting Resiliency Through Change and Innovation

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders for Evolving Ways of Work

Fostering Connected Culture in Hybrid Work Environments

Chicago CHRO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Kane Calamari

Ace Hardware
Senior Vice President & CHRO

Donna Dorsey

EVP, Chief People & Culture Officer

Ismat Duckson Aziz

Kemper Corporation
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Amber Kennelly

William Blair & Company

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 Chicago 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.


Coming Soon

The CHRO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ‘by CHROs, for CHROs,’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Boosting Resiliency Through Change and Innovation

Advanced technology, role evolution and distributed work environments are just a few of the disruptions organizations are facing. CHROs must guide the workforce through these changes thoughtfully while also building resiliency among workers.

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders for Evolving Ways of Work

The traits that make an effective leader have changed to focus more on flexibility and empathy. As a new group of people leaders take on managerial responsibilities, HR leaders must develop their ability to demonstrate a more human-centric approach.

Fostering Connected Culture in Hybrid Work Environments

The way employees work post-pandemic has changed, and in hybrid and remote work environments it’s more challenging to create a sense of belonging. CHROs must demonstrate culture from the top-down and create organizational moments that matter.

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

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.


Your Community Partners

CHRO Thought Leader
Program Partners

Community Program Manager

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

Melissa Bermudez

Community Program Manager