CHRO Mega Session: The Future of HR

The 2019 California HR Conference is bringing more diverse and experienced speakers to the Main Stage than ever before. Our Wednesday CHRO Mega Session, August 28 from 10:00am-11:15am, The Future of HR moderated by Gallup, is no exception.

Larry Emond, Managing Director at Gallup, will lead our Wednesday CHRO Mega Session panel discussion on The Future of HR with three Southern California CHROs: Mary Finch of AECOM, Marissa Andrada of Chipotle, and Michelle Bonfilio of Petco.

The panel will discuss how they see the HR function evolving into the future including the increasing use of technology, the evolution of learning, and the staffing and focus of the HR organization in large companies going forward.

Where else can you learn from HR superstars who rose to top in Southern California? Meet these inspiring female HR executives – and learn how to deliver what your CHRO needs while advancing your own career. Plus, you’ll experience four days of epic HR learning (and fun) while meeting fascinating HR pros from all around the world.

Get to know our Wednesday CHRO Mega Session panelists!

Mary Finch, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, AECOM

A proven leader of Human Resources who delivered strong results across global businesses. Mary strives to find new and innovative ways to approach business opportunities and tend to challenge the status quo. She is known for leading workforce transformation to help strengthen capabilities and driving business results. She believes in enabling all people to reach their potential and wake up everyday thinking about how she can do things, both big and small, to deliver on this intent.

Marissa Andrada, Chief Human Resource Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill

Marissa is a proven Strategic and Operational Leader, specializing in Human Resources and Organization Development, building/growing leadership and organization capability to accomplish business results and strategic objectivesCatalyst for Start-up, Turn Around, High Growth and High Performing, Inclusive and Innovative organizations.Passion for Growing Brands through Growing Talent, Leadership and Inclusive Cultures.

Michelle Bonfilio, Chief Human Resources Officer Petco

Accomplished Human Resources executive known for creating empowerment cultures, compelling organizational & talent growth strategies and great leaders that positively attract, retain and inspire top talent to achieve their best performance and drive innovation, cutting-edge strategy and amazing customer experiences. An authentic and approachable HR leader who brings passion, experience and innovative ideas to high-growth companies that embrace the workforce realities of the new economy. Michelle firmly believes that amazing business performance and employee happiness are not mutually exclusive but totally interdependent — and that HR is core to creating the ecosystem that bears this to life.

Larry Emond, Managing Director, Gallup

Larry Emond is Managing Director, Global Leadership Advisory, at Gallup. He also manages CHRO Roundtable, a global organization limited exclusively to large company CHROs.

He served for many years as Managing Partner of a region that included West USA, Asia and the Middle East. He also served for more than a decade as Gallup’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Publisher. As Chief Marketing Officer, his responsibilities included overseeing the development of the company’s broad range of analytics, advisory and learning services. As Executive Publisher, he directed Gallup’s publishing efforts, including books and the Gallup Business Journal. Under his leadership, Gallup authored many groundbreaking books, including First, Break All the Rules; Now, Discover Your Strengths; StrengthsFinder 2.0; Strengths Based Leadership; and The Coming Jobs War. During his time as Executive Publisher, Gallup published 5 of the 25 best selling management books of all time.

Emond began his career at Gallup in 1992, when he started Gallup’s operations in Tokyo. Before joining Gallup, he worked for several years at the Japan Management Association Research Institute, a regional economic and management think tank.

He received his bachelor’s degree in international commerce, Asian studies and Japanese language from San Diego State University. Today he is based at Gallup’s Irvine, California, office.

This year, California HR Conference attendees will earn up to 18.0 credits for all four days (August 25-28) and learn from the industry’s most cutting-edge sessions and speakers. Be sure to include this dynamic CHRO mega session panel on Wednesday, August 28 in your CAHR19 sessions plan!

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