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ABOUT HRLF ATLANTA

The Human Resource Leadership Forum of Atlanta (HRLF Atlanta) is a nonprofit professional association (501(c)6) and network of human resource executives and senior-level professionals incorporated in 1993.

The HRLF focuses on meeting the career growth needs of the top corporate human resource executive and top human resource development executive in large and mid-sized firms in metro Atlanta.

  • Provide programs and roundtables that enrich the professional development of our members.
  • Provide networking opportunities that foster the sharing of innovative concepts and exceptional practices.
  • We are an organization that energizes its members and creates excitement and optimism about the future of the HR profession.
  • We create a sense of belonging, mutual support and family among our members.
  • The programs and services we deliver are driven by the needs of our members and changes in the broader world of work.
  • Members of our organization feel that participating as a member adds value to them both personally and professionally.
  • We are the recognized leader of senior HR professional development and networking in the greater Atlanta area.

Our current membership focus is:

  • Medium to large organizations or divisions (more than 1,000 employees) - the top HR and talent executive, who has demonstrated strategic responsibility, who has broad HR generalist strategic responsibilities or who has strategic OD/OE/DEI/talent management and/or learning responsibilities in their current role or a previous role.
  • Small organizations or division headquarters of large, complex organizations (less than 1,000 employees) - only the top HR executive and only if the leader has demonstrated strategic HR responsibility in that role or a previous role.
  • Service provider membership consists of individuals representing organizations, which provide human resources services to businesses. Note: Our bylaws require that at least 75% of our membership consist of corporate members. We currently have a freeze on accepting new service providers as members.

HRLF currently hosts several types of events including:

Breakfast Programs, which typically feature a guest speaker on a strategic, thought-provoking topic. These sessions also provide time for members to exchange ideas and discuss practical applications and HR best practices. Breakfast programs are open to all HRLF members and approved guests.

Roundtable Groups are held separately for corporate practitioner members and service providers.

  • Roundtable Groups for corporate practitioner members: Three roundtable groups meet on a regular basis: the Senior HR, Small Cap HR, and the Talent Management roundtables. Corporate members may attend one, or all the roundtables depending on their interests. Prospective members may attend free of charge (no guests, alternates of substitutions please). Roundtable meetings are informal, facilitated conversations about best practices within member organizations.
  • Roundtable Groups for service providers: One roundtable group meets on a regular basis free of charge (no guests, alternates of substitutions please). Meetings are informal and provide opportunities for best practice sharing and cross-networking for the purpose of business development.

MEMBER BENEFITS

Our members are typically attracted to HRLF because they are strategically minded, intellectually engaged in the profession and look forward to exchanging ideas. Members represent a wide range of industries, and the topics addressed during meetings are based on input received from members. With this exclusive, strategically-focused membership, HRLF offers a unique forum for sharing ideas and information within a community of peers.

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Corporate Membership

$425/Year (1/1 - 12/31)

Membership is by invitation only, and limited to CHROs and the most senior HR executives at Atlanta-area companies. It is an exclusive, curated, and strategically-focused membership of 200 of your peers.

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Service Provider Membership

$1,000/Year

The opportunity to develop and build strong relationships with a peer network and attend regular programs and dynamic sessions with HR Executives. There us currently a freeze on new service provider members.

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Sponsorship

$12,500/Opportunity

For more than 20 years, HRLF has provided the only venue where senior HR leaders can network with their peers and learn from other leaders with a similar strategic business focus.

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WHY HRLF?
One common attribute of high-achieving, successful CHROs is a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. I urge any Atlanta-based CHRO who qualifies for HRLF membership to join this close-knit community of forward thinkers.,

Virginia Means

- Chief People Officer

United Distributors

 
HRLF has allowed me to extend my HR Leadership Network to the best and brightest in Atlanta. The acquaintances and knowledge that I have gained from my membership have been priceless.

Keith Jackson

- CHRO Latin America

AT&T

 
I continue being involved with HRLF because of the content of the programs, the wide range of topics discussed, and especially the great networking for senior HR leaders in Atlanta.

Joe Garcia, Ph.D.

- Head, Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness

The Home Depot

 
I particularly enjoy and value the opportunity for high quality dialogue with fellow CHROs. It gives us the opportunity to share our questions, ideas, experiences and best practices in a supportive community environment

Valerie Norton

- Chief People Officer

Habitat for Humanity International

 
Participating in HRLF has been very productive and beneficial for me. The breakfast meeting topics, presenters and discussions and the smaller group roundtable forums have allowed me to stay current on HR trends while also giving me the opportunity to network with peer HR leaders in Atlanta.

Guillermo Cremer

- SVP and Chief People Officer

Focus Brands

 
HRLF has been a tremendous resource and community for me as a senior HR leader. The programs are consistently on topics that are relevant, important, and informative, which supports me and thus the organization whose HR function I lead.

Tiffiney Ward

- Human Resources Director, Administrative Services

Georgia Student Finance Commission

 
HRLF truly is Atlanta’s HR executive community. I consistently get a lot of value from the robust discussions on relevant topics with peers and I appreciate the opportunity to build relationships, network with others, interact, and exchange ideas.

Kim Fleming

- SVP, People Strategy Executive

Truist

 
As a relatively new member of HRLF, I have been impressed with the warm welcome, outstanding programs, and opportunities to learn, and share best practices, with peers in the HR and Talent Management space.

Aryeh Lehrer

- Vice President, Talent Management & Acquisition | DEI

Comcast

 
The quality of HR Professionals within HRLF has furthered my personal development and stretched my mind. I feel very fortunate to have found a group of diverse, interesting and professional HR counterparts to bounce ideas off of and learn from

Michelle Hairston

- CHRO

PulteGroup, Inc.

 
I value HRLF for its outstanding programs on relevant topics, the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers, and as an important part of my ongoing professional development and network in the senior Atlanta HR community

Camye Mackey

- SVP & Chief People Officer

Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena

 
The value of HRLF for me is twofold: the first is access to great content from thought leaders in the HR space, and the second is a network of CHROs that share their knowledge and act as sounding boards for me professionally and personally.

Cheryl Middleton Jones

- Chief People Officer

Co-Op Financial Services

 

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Monica Anderton

Co-President
CHRO
DS Smith

Joanne McInnerney, Ph.D.

Co-President
VP, HR North America
Novelis, Inc.

David Malfitano

Immediate Past President
CHRO
Wayne Farms LLC

Keith Jackson

VP, Board Development
CHRO
AT&T Latin America

Michelle Ansley

SVP, Finance & Operations
CHRO
Classic Collision

Joe Garcia, Ph.D.

VP, Membership, Sponsorship & Engagement
Head, Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness
The Home Depot

Valerie Norton

VP, Programs
Chief People Officer
Habitat for Humanity International

Marilyn Draper

Ex-Officio
Senior Partner
Primodius LLC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Karen Bennett

EVP & CHRO
Cox Communications

Matthew Carlomagno

SVP, HR - Issuer Solutionsr
Fiserv

Brad Cummings

VP, HR
Imerys

Matt Duncan

EVP & CAO
Zep, Inc.

Kim Fleming

SVP, People Strategy Executive
Truist

Matt Getz

SVP, HR
Cryolife

Stacie Hagan

HR Leader and Operations Executive

Todd McCarty

CHRO & SVP, HR
Cumulus Media, Inc.

Virginia Means

Chief People Officer
United Distributors

DeRetta Rhodes, Ph.D.

Chief People Capital Officer
The Atlanta Braves
About HRLF

The Human Resource Leadership Forum of Atlanta (HRLF Atlanta) is a nonprofit professional association (501(c)6) and network of human resource executives and senior-level professionals incorporated in 1993.

The HRLF focuses on meeting the career growth needs of the top corporate human resource executive and top human resource development executive in large and mid-sized firms in metro Atlanta.

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