Florida CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

June 10, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm EDT

June 10, 2021 | 8:00am - 1:30pm EDT


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:

A global approach to DE&I

Focusing on employee engagement through cultural revitalization

Aligning the workplace for 2021 & beyond


Andrew Davis

Sony Music
Executive Vice President, Global CHRO

Donna Kimmel

Citrix Systems, Inc.
Executive VP & Chief People Officer

Sarah King

Darden Restaurants
Chief Human Resources Officer

What to Expect

Connect with your CHRO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.


Hear from CHRO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join intimate, interactive discussions with peers in Boardroom sessions.


Meet other members of the community in this informal and interactive opportunity to network with peers in small groups.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.


June 10, 2021

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

Vying for Top Talent – A Blueprint for Hiring

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Rocki Howard

Chief Diversity Officer


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Colin McDonald

SVP, Human Resources

Cross Country Healthcare

In these disrupted times, the enterprise has shifted organizational goals as well as what it requires from the workforce in the way of skills and leadership traits. Organizations are evolving, not only through a diversity lens, but with the new digital way of work.

Join this virtual keynote session to learn how to:
• Build a more diverse candidate pipeline and succession plan
• Recruit and retain the best talent for the job as skills become more granular
• Achieve key business objectives through hiring success

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

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

Employee Engagement – a Cultural Revitalization

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Donna Kimmel

Executive VP & Chief People Officer

Citrix Systems, Inc.

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Adriene McCoy

Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer

Baptist Health South Florida

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Julie Hines

Director, Human Resources

American Suzuki Motor Corporation

The employee experience has drastically shifted in the last year. While organizations have adjusted how they operate, the workforce's expectations of their employer have changed. Maintaining an engaged workforce through 2021 and beyond requires a distinct strategy for company culture and consistent execution throughout all levels of leadership.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • How to foster engagement and community to create a motivational atmosphere
  • Challenges in promoting and building culture with remote and hybrid work environments
  • Strategies to build on engagement in the "new normal"

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

Tech Trends and the Future-of-Work

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Tracey Fritcher

Global Director, HR Transformation Practice


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Dolores Calicchio

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Advanced Recovery Systems

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Qualenta Kivett

EVP, Chief People and Talent Officer

Tampa General Hospital

Technology is not a new tool for most organizations but the way it's being used is changing; including through analytics, productivity, HCM, HRIM, employee support and data storage. It's crucial for the enterprise to understand the impact of the opportunities and challenges these tools will have.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss ways to:

  • Identify emerging tech trends for the future-of-work
  • Assess employee needs and identify technology that best supports health and productivity
  • Partner with IT regarding data ethics, security and privacy

10:00am - 11:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Driving Progressive DE&I - A Global Perspective

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Amber Coffman Crosby

Senior Director, Best Buddies Jobs

Best Buddies

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Horace Porrás

Vice President Human Resources Latin America

American Tower Corp

Diversity, equity and inclusion are top of mind for HR executives, but how are leaders implementing programs to initiate change? Leaders today are finding inspired pathways to create progressive and inclusive cultures, development opportunities, and collaborative opportunities to drive diversity initiatives. As DE&I programs remain a top priority, how are HR leaders bringing ideas to reality?

Join this session as HR leaders break into small groups to discuss:

  • Keys to establishing successful and collaborative programs         
  • Strategies for communicating and demonstrating commitment to your workforce         
  • Methods for robust DE&I implementation

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

Unlocking Workforce Responsiveness

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Terri Lewis


One Call

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Lynn Heckler

Chief Talent Officer


Change management has taken on a new meaning as organizations navigate unprecedented change and an uncertain future. Flexibility and adaptability have become even more critical, and maintaining an engaged workforce is an ongoing challenge. How are HR leaders shaping the direction of the organization and ensuring the workforce is responsive, engaged and productive?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • How to equip employees to handle change
  • Methods of reducing friction when implementing new work flows
  • Trends in organizational development

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

Recruiting and Retention for the New World of Work

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Marlene Velez

Chief People & Culture Officer

Power Design

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Lorie Flaris

Vice President, Human Resources

APR Energy

As a result of a highly virtual pivot in 2020, the HR function is now looking at recruitment, onboarding and retention through a new lens. Talent pools are growing but the onboarding process has become more challenging, especially for those hired within the last 12 months.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Strategies to expand talent pools and new methods of talent acquisition
  • Reimagining the onboarding process to accommodate virtual, hybrid and distributed workforces
  • Best practices in retention and strengthening culture in largely decentralized businesses

12:00pm - 1:30pm  EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


Your Community Partners

Program Partners

Florida CHRO Program Manager

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

Natalia Klein

Program Manager