Notes from the President – 12/20/21

In 2021, the HRO Today Association experienced tremendous growth from HR practitioners, and CHROs in particular. This growth has been fueled by the need HR professionals feel to connect with peers and best practice share, seek advice and ask tough questions as we navigate the challenges COVID-19 has presented across the globe. New members include:

American Tire Distributors ● Battelle ● Branded ● Canada Goose ● Capgemini ● Cherry Creek Mortgage ● CVS Health ● Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ● FreshPet ● KenCrest ● Infosys ● Mallinckrodt ● Pharmaceuticals ● PE GI Solutions ● Pep Boys ● Petco ● Piedmont Health ● Quest Diagnostics ● San Diego Zoo ● TriHealth Inc. ● Wallace Foundation

The 2021 Association Conference took place virtually on November 17th, and I’m pleased to share we had more than 100 HR leaders in attendance for this 3-hour “micro event.” Speakers included Dr. Peter Cappelli, Director of the Wharton Center for HR; Jeff Lackey, VP of Talent Acquisition for CVS Health; and a panel of CHROs from CalPortland, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, and Somos.

Our Professional Development Livestreams continue to offer a convenient platform to share successes and lessons learned, allowing members to connect with peers who are facing the same challenges. We are developing the 2022 livestream calendar now, so if you have a lesson learned that you would you like to share, please feel free to contact me directly. I’m very interested in understanding the issues and concerns on your mind today so we can do our best to address them.

As always, I’d like to thank our members for their continued participation and support. Please don’t hesitate to contact me ( should you have any questions regarding the HRO Today Association.