CHRO/CLO New York Summit | Dec. 6, 2022 | New York, NY, USA


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Taryn Stejskal

Founder and Chief Resilience Officer

Resilience Leadership Institute

Meaning & Purpose at Work; Leadership Strategies for Engagement

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Meaning & Purpose at Work; Leadership Strategies for Engagement

Michael Molinaro

VP, Chief Learning Officer

New York Life

Accelerating Strategic Inclusive Leadership and Innovation in Your Organization

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Monroe France

Senior Associate Vice President for Global Engagement & Inclusive Leadership

New York University

Overcoming the 4 Big Consequences of Broken Health Benefits

10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
Health insurance is one or our business's biggest line items, so why does it make employees feel frustrated and avoid care? Discover how health benefits can cause poor employee experience, health, and equity, and what you can do about it. Takeaways: • The surprising ways health benefits impacts you and your employees • How we can finally reap the benefits of health benefits

Guy Benjamin



Networking Break

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Executing an L&D Strategy for Enterprise Transformation and Intentional Learner Mindset

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Learning and Development teams have been the longstanding driving force invented to build knowledge capital in an organization. Post-pandemic L&D transitioned from a training provider to a strategically minded function focused on the enablement of the organization to sustain a competitive advantage and help solve business problems.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Implementing a new leading-edge social learning platform for enterprise transformation
  • Making L&D a key component of a business transformation strategy
  • Building an L&D strategy aligned to the business’s transformation strategy
  • Developing the new skills needed and maintaining engagement in 12-month business transformation


Tomissa Smittendorf

Director, North America Sales Learning & Development

Kellogg Company

Fighting Burnout and Early Attrition: Creating a Culture of Trust

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

With increase costs and limited resources, HR Leaders are having to demands of today’s workforce. In this session, David Crawford will discuss the refocus on understanding the current labor market and changes in the workplace that attract and retain quality candidates through community partnerships, re-skilling, and trust.

David Crawford

Vice President, Talent Acquisition

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Fireside Chat

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM

The People Plan: Surveying Sentiment and Attrition Reduction Through AI and Predictive Analysis

Justin Foster

Senior Vice President, People Experience


Jennifer Bombardier

Vice President, People Operations


Networking Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Creating a Culture of Commitment through Leadership Development

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

Many organizations are looking to change culture, but don't know where to start.  This interactive session will teach participants how to get started, tying training to a culture commitment and the systemwide impact.

  • Participants will learn how to facilitate a culture workshop
  • Understand how to build their own organizational culture commitment
  • Walk away with next steps and training recommendations

Gail Games

VP, Chief Learning & Development Officer

Holzer Health System

Solving Hiring Deficiencies with Effective TA Innovation and Recruitment Transformation

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Prioritizing the candidate experience has never been more challenging. With 73% of job seekers stating that the process of looking for a job is one of the most stressful events in life, the barriers to successful talent acquisition are endless. 

Join the discussion as we talk about working with leadership to save time and money by tailoring an end-to-end hiring process that optimizes, scales and drives significant results in alignment with organizational goals.

Amy Onori

Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition

Publicis Media

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 2:55 PM

Building a Neurodiverse & Inclusive Culture

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Josh Crafford is an expert in design thinking, strategic innovation and leadership development. He is also an unshakable advocate and expert in neurodiversity. With passion and grit, he leads neuroinclusion cultural change at Synchrony Financial, is a strategic partner with UConn’s Center for Neurodiversity, and several non-profit organizations. He is a neurodivergent person himself with Dyslexia, ADHD, and Dyscalculia. In this session you will learn: • The Hidden challenges that up to 15% of your company’s employees face every day • The vast benefits of creating a neurodiverse inclusive culture • Simple best practices to create a neurodiverse inclusive culture

Joshua Crafford

Vice President, Technology Learning & Development

Synchrony Financial

Closing Panel

3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

Panel:  From Concept to Action: Sustainable DEI Initiatives in Pursuit of Transformational Change

Over 80% of companies now recognize the benefits DEI initiatives have on their businesses, however only about 1/3 of these companies report having enough resources to support their objectives. With the prevalent commitment to re-vamping strategy and allocating investments, change can be accomplished.

Join us as we discuss how employers’ use of training, incentives, communication practices, acquisition efforts and metrics all relate to an effective DEI strategy.

Alicia Williams

VP of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Saks Fifth Avenue

Frannie Rhodes

SVP, Executive Director of Creative Talent


Henrietta de Beer

Chief, Human Resources Policies Division

UN International Civil Service Commission, United Nations

JP Pierre

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Center for Reproductive Rights

Taryn Stejskal

Founder and Chief Resilience Officer

Resilience Leadership Institute

Closing Remarks from the Chair

4:20 PM - 4:30 PM

Taryn Stejskal

Founder and Chief Resilience Officer

Resilience Leadership Institute

Summit Happy Hour

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM