New York CHRO Inner Circle

October 26, 2021 | Tavern On The Green

October 26, 2021
Tavern On The Green


Collaborate with your peers

Join New York's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

New York CHRO Governing Body

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


Mike Bokina

Siemens USA
Vice President, Head of Human Resources

Laura Cushing

Loews Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Paul Marchand

Charter Communications


October 26, 2021

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Fostering Critical Skills That Propel Organizational Priorities

Janice Burns headshot

Janice Burns

Chief Career Experience Officer


Jean-Carlo Donati headshot

Jean-Carlo Donati

Head of Talent Development and Management

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Suzan Morno-Wade headshot

Suzan Morno-Wade

Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Xerox Corp

Lauren Geer headshot

Lauren Geer


Related Companies

Kelly Slieter headshot

Kelly Slieter


Advansix Inc

Lack of skilled, available talent and widespread existing workforce skill shortages are plaguing industries across the US while organizations work to staff a quickly changing business landscape. HR leaders are at a critical crossroads: low manager competency, limited talent pools, and rapidly evolving HR technologies pose significant challenges and opportunities as they lead through ambiguity.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CHROs will discuss their role in creating a high-performing workforce that delivers effectively and efficiently.

Driving business value through workforce strategy

  • What investments are you making in on-the-job learning and skills enhancement?
  • How are you partnering across the enterprise to get visibility into current skill gaps?
  • What steps have you taken to address the challenges?

Positioning for prosperity

  • How are you forecasting future skill needs to set the workforce up for success?
  • How are you coaching people leaders on empathetic change management?
  • What successes have you seen in evolving the employee value proposition to appeal to a broader talent pipeline?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


Returning to in-person conferences

We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.



Parking & Transportation
Parking is available at the GGMC Parking Garage locating at 10 W 66 St. between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues. Tavern on the Green is a half block walk from here. 

Parking validation is available at Tavern on the Green and will receive a $5 discount at the parking garage.

Health & Safety Local Guidelines

Our host venue, Tavern on the Green, requires all guests to present proof of vaccination* upon arrival. For proof of vaccination, you can use:

  • CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.

  • NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. If you are unable to get this record, call 311.

  • NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS. You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or other official record, along with your photo ID.

  • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus). To use this app, you will need the phone number or email address associated with your NYC vaccination record. If you are unable to use this app, try one of the other options listed above.

At this time, our host venue requires all guests to wear a mask in all public spaces. Masks will be provided for your convenience.

Your Community Partners

CHRO Thought Leader

New York CHRO Program Manager

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

Lynn Morrow

Senior Program Manager