Washington, DC CHRO Community

Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CHROs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CHROs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Boosting workforce resilience for the future of hybrid work
  2. Taking a dynamic approach to critical skills and competencies
  3. Driving consequential accountability for DE&I

Washington, DC CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Washington, DC CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Ann Addison

Northrop Grumman
Corporate VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Hurst

American Red Cross
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ken Kovach

B. F. Saul Company
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Shawn Stokes

Prince George's
Director of Human Resources

Jacqueline Welch

New York Times
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Loretta Young Walker

MedStar Health
EVP & Chief People Officer


Lauren Bediako

Vice President of HR and Corporate Operations

Vonda Bell

Farm Credit Administration
Chief Human Capital Officer

Susann Bresnahan

Accenture Federal Services

Towanda Brooks

National Credit Union Administration
Chief Human Capital Officer

Tia Butler

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Chief Human Capital Officer

Angie Casper

CACI International Inc

Nazanin Codd

HITT Contracting
Vice President, Human Resources

Jane Datta

Chief Human Capital Officer

Sue Davies

Markel Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott Drach

The Boeing Co
Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate and International

Laura FitzRandolph

Chief Human Resources Officer

Bob Frost

Washington Nationals Baseball
Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer

Bryan Garey

Virginia Tech
Vice President, Human Resources

Rita Grazda

SICPA North America
Vice President Human Resources

Mary Kay Gribbons

Sunrise Senior Living
Chief Human Resources Officer

Mark Hamberlin

Clark Construction Group
EVP, Chief People Officer

Rani Hammond

Chief People & Culture Officer

Kimberly Hough

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chief Human Resources Officer

Samantha Howland

Chief People Officer

Jack Jackson

DCS Corporation
Vice President of Human Resources

Brendan Johnson

Adventist HealthCare
Senior Vice President and CHRO

Christopher Lee

William & Mary
Chief Human Resources Officer

Woody Montgomery

PM Hotel Group
EVP Human Resources

Patricia Munchel


Kristi Murphy

Prince George's County Public Schools

Michelle Murphy

BAE Systems, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Kelly Neiman

DLA Piper
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeff Newman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sara Ortiz

Five Guys Enterprises
Global Vice President of Human Resources

Joty Paparello

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Holly Paul

FTI Consulting
Chief Human Resources Officer

Carey Pellock


Marjorie Powell

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Erin Roberts

Five Guys Enterprises
Deputy General Counsel, Chief People Officer

Beth Skoletsky

Chief Human Resources Officer

Cathy Spage

Fairfax County Government
Director, Human Resources

Sandy Stonesifer

Graham Holdings

Natalie Stute

Chief Human Resources Officer

Betty Thompson

Booz Allen Hamilton
Executive VP & Chief People Officer

Keith Vavra

ST Engineering

Clay Worley

SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Loretta Young Walker

MedStar Health
EVP & Chief People Officer

Upcoming Programs


August 11, 2022 | 1 hour

Washington, DC CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Restructuring Recruitment and Retention in a Volatile Market

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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December 14, 2022 | 1 day

Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit

Marriott Marquis Washington DC

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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