About The Council

The way we approach work is changing before our eyes. Technological advances, demographic shifts and new perspectives on the employee/employer relationship have led to a major cultural shift when it comes to the workforce.

Chief human resource officers, diversity and inclusion leaders, and top talent and benefits executives often are the guardians of a company’s culture. They face a delicate balancing act, and the stakes are high. The role of the HR executive never has been more challenging — and the opportunities more exciting. As corporations and financial markets place more value on human capital concerns like stakeholder capitalism, corporate culture and jobs of the future, it’s clear that senior Human Resources Officers will be central to redefining how businesses survive and thrive in the next era.

To be the agent of change in these complex times, the right tools and resources are needed. The WEC is the unparalleled resource for senior HR executives, equipping them with the information and network necessary to succeed in today’s business environment. The WEC is a  community of members from a wide range of industries with access to exclusive private events, intimate peer-to-peer networking, professional development, and news and information products tailored uniquely for them.

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WEC Member Benefits

INFORM

Timely and tailored news and information

  • Weekly newsletters curated with industry content
  • Regular industry updates from CNBC’s Senior Editor
  • Participation in & insight from quarterly member surveys
  • Access to on-demand library of content and resources

ENGAGE

Exclusive invitation-only membership experience

  • Member summit with with roundtable discussions, networking, interactive panels, and more
  • VIP private roundtable series
  • Members-only town hall events
  • Off-the-record #WhatsWorking peer conversations

ELEVATE

Learn from and engage with the best in the business

  • Breaking news conference calls with featured guests
  • Digital networking via Slack community & digital directory in members-only portal
  • Executive development series, including media training to gain skills needed to lead and communicate effectively to boards, at events, to media, and more

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Tracy Keogh

Chief Human Resources Officer

I have found the Workforce Executive Council to be an excellent resource dedicated to staying abreast of the most relevant trends impacting my business. The in-person sessions bring together compelling speakers and allow for a great exchange of ideas from top HR leaders. Glad to be part of the group!”

Matt Schuyler

Chief Administrative Officer

We’re all going through what feels like ten years of change in the last seven months, and the powerful approach to sharing experiences in a safe space has been a delightful surprise. We’re putting down our competitive juices and just sharing. And that has allowed us all to play leapfrog, accelerate our learning, and pivot nimbly.

In the midst of this crisis, we recognize that we are in uncharted territory. Learning from other executives in similar roles, and from other world-class companies experiencing the same types of challenges has been invaluable.”

Karyn Twaronite

Global Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusiveness

In today’s ever-changing and dynamic environment, the council has provided the opportunity and flexibility to participate in an open forum to share ideas, best practices and learnings with peers. The events coupled with regular updates on trends and industry news have been a much valued resource.”

Council
Members

Matthew
Breitfelder

Apollo Global Management

Matthew Breitfelder is Senior Partner and Global Head of Human Capital for Apollo Global Management.

Nathalie
Carruthers

Blue Yonder

Nathalie Carruthers is EVP & Chief HR Officer for Blue Yonder.

Kara
Helander

The Carlyle Group

Kara Helander is Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer for The Carlyle Group.

Susan
Tohyama

Ceridian

Susan Tohyama is Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President for Ceridian.

Tracy
Platt

Cerner

Tracy Platt is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Cerner.

Paul
Marchand

Charter Communications

Paul Marchand is Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Charter Communications.

Rhonda
Morris

Chevron Corporation

Rhonda Morris is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Chevron Corporation.

Beth
Steinberg

Chime

Beth Steinberg is Vice President of People for Chime.

Marissa
Andrada

Chipotle

Marissa Andrada is Chief People Officer for Chipotle.

Francine
Katsoudas

Cisco

Francine Katsoudas is Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer for Cisco.

Angel
Franklin

Cummins

Angel Franklin is Vice President - Compensation and Benefits, Employee Wellness for Cummins.

Amy
Reichanadter

Databricks

Amy Reichanadter is Chief People Officer for Databricks.

Melanie
Collins

Dropbox

Melanie Collins is VP & Global Head of People for Dropbox.

Kristin
Johnson

Edward Jones

Kristin Johnson is Chief Human Resources Officer for Edward Jones.

Denise
Williams

FIS Global

Denise Williams is Chief People Officer for FIS Global.

Karyn
Twaronite

EY

Karyn Twaronite is Global Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusiveness for EY.

Jacqueline
Welch

Freddie Mac

Jacqueline Welch is Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer for Freddie Mac.

Susan
Pietrucha

Gallagher

Susan Pietrucha is Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Gallagher.

Piyush
Mehta

Genpact

Piyush Mehta is Chief Human Resources Officer for Genpact.

Andre
Martin

Google

Andre Martin is VP, People Development for Google.

Kathleen
Carroll

Grainger

Kathleen Carroll is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Grainger.

Sandra
Hurse

Grosvenor Capital Management

Sandra Hurse is Chief Human Resources Officer for Grosvenor Capital Management.

Desmond
Mitchell

Guild Education

Desmond Mitchell is Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Guild Education.

Matthew
Schuyler

Hilton

Matthew Schuyler is Chief Human Resources Officer for Hilton.

Tracy
Keogh

HP

Tracy Keogh is Chief Human Resources Officer for HP.

Bruce
Slawitsky

HSS

Bruce Slawitsky is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Service Excellence for HSS.

Colin
Mincy

Human Rights Watch

Colin Mincy is Chief People Officer for Human Rights Watch.

Nickle
LaMoureaux

IBM

Nickle LaMoureaux is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for IBM.

Paul
Wolfe

Indeed

Paul Wolfe is SVP, Human Resources for Indeed.

Anne
Benedict

Infor

Anne Benedict is Chief Human Resources Officer for Infor.

Lisa
Buckingham

Lincoln Financial Group

Lisa Buckingham is Executive Vice President and Chief People, Place and Brand Officer for Lincoln Financial Group.

Laura
Cushing

Loews Corporation

Laura Cushing is Chief Human Resources Officer for Loews Corporation.

Amy
Thompson

Mattel

Amy Thompson is Chief People Officer for Mattel.

Chatelle
Lynch

McAfee

Chatelle Lynch is SVP and Chief People Officer for McAfee.

Mary
Ainsworth

Medallia

Mary Ainsworth is EVP, Chief People Officer for Medallia.

Celeste
Warren

Merck

Celeste Warren is Vice President Global Diversity and Inclusion COE for Merck.

Eric
Hutcherson

NBA

Eric Hutcherson is Chief Human Resources Officer for NBA.

Ann
Addison

Northrop Grumman

Ann Addison is Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Northrop Grumman.

Heather
McHale

OneMain Financial

Heather McHale is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for OneMain Financial.

Louise
Pentland

PayPal

Louise Pentland is EVP, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer for PayPal.

Ronald
Schellekens

Pepsico

Ronald Schellekens is Chief Human Resources Officer for Pepsico.

Sheila
Rostiac

PSEG

Sheila Rostiac is Senior Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Diversity Officer for PSEG.

Michael
Fenlon

PwC

Michael Fenlon is Chief People Officer for PwC.

Cecilia
McKenney

Quest Diagnostics

Cecilia McKenney is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Quest Diagnostics.

Ayesha
Whyte

Service Employees International Union

Ayesha Whyte is Chief Human Resources Officer for Service Employees International Union.

Pat
Wadors

ServiceNow

Pat Wadors is Chief Talent Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer for ServiceNow.

Alexander
Alonso

Society for Human Resource Management

Alexander Alonso is Chief Knowledge Officer for Society for Human Resource Management.

Anna
Avalos

SoFi

Anna Avalos is Head of People for SoFi.

Becky
Cantieri

SurveyMonkey

Becky Cantieri is Chief People Officer for SurveyMonkey.

Adrienne
Gemperle

Sweetgreen

Adrienne Gemperle is Chief People Officer for Sweetgreen.

DJ
Casto

Synchrony

DJ Casto is EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer for Synchrony.

Alexander
Ruch

TGW Logistics Group

Alexander Ruch is Director of Human Resources for North America for TGW Logistics Group.

Sean
Woodroffe

TIAA

Sean Woodroffe is Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for TIAA.

Kimberly
Schulte

Torrington Public Schools

Kimberly Schulte is Director of Human Resources for Torrington Public Schools .

Anilu
Vazquez-Ubarri

TPG Global

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri is a Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer for TPG Global.

Danielle
Lombard-Sims

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Danielle Lombard-Sims is Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Resources Officer for University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Charlene
Thomas

UPS

Charlene Thomas is Chief Human Resources Officer for UPS.

Greg
Cunningham

U.S. Bank

Greg Cunningham is Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer for U.S. Bank.

Christy
Pambianchi

Verizon

Christy Pambianchi is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Verizon.

Elisa
Wyman

Wiley

Elisa Wyman is SVP, Global Rewards for Wiley.

Donnie
Upshaw

Wingstop Restaurants

Donnie Upshaw is SVP of People for Wingstop Restaurants.

Steve
Pemberton

Workhuman

Steve Pemberton is Chief Human Resources Officer for Workhuman.

InaMarie
Johnson

Zendesk

InaMarie Johnson is Chief People and Diversity Officer for Zendesk.

Lynne
Oldham

Zoom Communications

Lynne Oldham is Chief People Officer for Zoom Communications.

Preferred Access to CNBC Events & Virtual Experiences

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    Healthy Returns

    Healthy Returns

    Virtual summit focsed on investing in health care innovation.

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    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers.

    CNBC @WORK LIVESTREAM: LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AMID CRISIS

    Hear insights and tips from industry leaders, experts, and influencers, featuring:

    • Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Founder, Huffington Post
    • Lazlo Bock, Co-founder and CEO, Humu
    • Carmine di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO, EY, and more
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    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Debrief and discuss industry-moving events with WEC’s Senior Editor. Recent call with Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Managing Workforce Changes and Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

    VIP Dinner Series with Special Guest

    Interactive roundtable with peers and CNBC editors.

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    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

    Annual Summit

    Convenes full cohort of WEC members for a half day of programming sessions, networking hour and dinner discussions.

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    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    Disruptor 50 Celebration

    The Disruptor 50 is CNBC’s annual list of breakthrough venture-backed startups developing revolutionary new technology into scalable business models to build the next generation of great public companies.

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    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve Summit

    CNBC Evolve features iconic global companies and executives who are embracing change and transforming for the future.

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    @WORK SUMMIT

    @WORK SUMMIT

    Building and empowering the workforce of the future.

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