Florida CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

November 4, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

November 4, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm EST

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Florida CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Innovating and enhancing the employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures and service delivery models

Strengthening the partnership and collaboration with the CEO


Andrew R. Davis

Chief Human Resources & Inclusion Officer

Donna Kimmel

Citrix Systems, Inc.
Executive VP & Chief People Officer

Sarah King

Darden Restaurants
Chief Human Resources Officer


November 4, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading Through Uncertainty — A Guide to Resilience

Ben Bengougam headshot

Ben Bengougam



Andrew R. Davis headshot

Andrew R. Davis

Chief Human Resources & Inclusion Officer


Sarah King headshot

Sarah King

Chief Human Resources Officer

Darden Restaurants

In these unprecedented times, strategizing for the future is a complex endeavor. CHROs are juggling the needs of the workforce while illustrating the blueprint for future operations.

In this keynote session, CHROs discuss how to:

  • Plan for the unknown while driving innovation
  • Provide flexibility for the workforce while maintaining productivity
  • Retain agility while launching into the future of work

8:45am - 9:00am  EST Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Driving Employee Engagement — Investing in the Vision

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Neil Jensen

VP, HCM Product Strategy


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Jennifer Luce

Vice President, Global Human Resources


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Laura Sorensen

Chief People Officer

First Watch Restaurants

In times of economic uncertainty and global disruption, HR has the power to guide enterprise strategy into reality. It is critical HR leaders reinvigorate their workforce, help employees feel invested in the organizational vision and foster an environment that sets the organization back on a course of engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation.

In this session, HR leaders discuss ways to:

  • Enable a resilient workforce that maintains agility and retains top talent
  • Get buy-in from employees beyond engagement scores and surveys
  • Create an employee experience enriched by your core values

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Build the New World of Work on a Foundation of People Success

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Rick Pollak

People Science Consultant


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Terri Lewis


One Call

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Horace Porrás

Vice President Human Resources Latin America

American Tower Corp

The path to the new world of work is different for each organization. But businesses that listen to their employees and help them adapt to change will set themselves up for long-term success.

In this session you will explore how to:

  • Respond rapidly to your organization’s changing needs
  • Create a thoughtful recovery plan that’s tailored to your unique situation
  • Transform your strategy for long-term success by putting your people at the center

10:00am - 10:45am  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Designing the Future of HR

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Olesea Azevedo



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Leslie Daley

Chief Learning/Human Resources Officer

Orangetheory Fitness

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Michelle Kligman

Chief Experience Officer & Senior Vice President

Jackson Health System

As CHROs continue to adapt to the changing global environment, they’re redesigning the HR function. In this keynote session, HR leaders share lessons learned and how they plan to shape strategy and structure teams in a new era of work.

In this keynote session, CHROs discuss how to:

  • Lead through crisis while supporting the needs of the workforce
  • Reimagine organizational structure and productivity
  • Strengthen and build upon company culture

10:45am - 11:00am  EST Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Adapting The Employee Experience — Staying Agile

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Federico Demarin

Senior Vice President, Global HR


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Derrick Pullen

Vice President, Human Resources

Bayview Asset Management

Not only are organizations managing a new world of work because of the pandemic, they're also navigating various crises, all while juggling the employee experience. Decisions HR leaders are making will have long-term impacts on how their organizations define the employee experience.

In this virtual boardroom, HR leaders discuss:

  • Trends in employee sentiment and engagement
  • Meaningful actions employers can take to support the workforce
  • Lessons learned after a year of disruption

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Mental Health — Continuing the Conversation

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Dolores Calicchio

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Advanced Recovery Systems

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Randall Lapp

Director, Human Resources & Corporate Communications

Metals USA

Many organizations have been forced operate remotely, with many establishing new tools to create comfortable work environments for employees. But, as employees transition back to the workplace, CHROs must confront the fear around Covid-19 while promoting ways to maintain employee’s mental health and wellbeing.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss ways to:

  • Cultivate resilience to empower employees
  • Support the mental health of your workforce
  • Plan for the future of work and its impact on mental health and wellbeing programs

12:00pm - 12:45pm  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Rethinking Health Care with Personalized Health Benefits

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Tony Miller


Bind On-Demand Health Insurance

Because of the economic impact of the global pandemic, employers are looking for ways to cut costs while fighting to keep employees on the payroll. Simultaneously, COVID-19 has ushered in a new era of active health care consumerism that could have positive, lasting impacts on cost and quality. But, can insurance design meet the challenge? 

Join this keynote session, as CEO Tony Miller shares how to: 

  • Personalize your health benefits
  • Move away from health benefits centered around doctors, hospitals and drugs
  • Positively affect employee health in cost saving ways

12:45pm - 1:15pm  EST Networking

Community Networking & Discussion

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Ilene Nelson

Vice President, Human Resources

OPKO Health

Join this informal and interactive networking session to connect with your Florida CHRO peers. In this session, the Florida community will have the chance to share their takeaways from the program in small groups and walk away with at least one new connection.

Your Community Partners

Key Partners
Program Partner

Florida CHRO Program Manager

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

Jake Roth

Program Manager