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Phillies Night Out

Join your HREA Colleagues in the Marsh McLennan Agency Suite for a night out at the ballpark as the Phillies take on the Detroit Tigers! Only 20 spots are available - first come, first serve! Register today!

The State of DE&I – Do We Have the Stamina to Create a Sustainable, Equitable Future?

Three years after George Floyd’s murder, have companies been able to make substantial and measurable progress in creating more inclusive work environments and business practices? After coming off a sprint in DE&I activity over the past few years, do organizations have the stamina to continue to confront issues impeding progress to more equity in their employment practices? Undoing long-held cultural beliefs that promote inequality while hindering the achievement of business goals, takes sustained attention and effort.

On the morning of May 25th our panel of HR and DE&I Leaders will share the insights they have gained through this critical period for Philadelphia’s anchor institutions. They will facilitate a peer discussion with attendees and we look forward to you bringing your own experiences and challenges to the conversation.


• Erika Whyte - Vice President, Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
• Lisette Martinez - EVP, Community Engagement, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity - Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
• Margolit Hillsberg, Chief Human Resources Officer – Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC

HR Burnout - It Really Is A Thing

The life of a HR professional has always been stressful but never more so than in the past two years. From managing essential workforces, to virtual work arrangements, to integrating social justice concerns into business life, to addressing the talent crisis, there seems to be an unending wave of challenges confronting CHRO’s and their teams. But, as they care for their organizations, who is caring for them.

At our April HREA meeting, we will hear from three area CHRO’s managing the real challenge of HR burnout for both their teams and for themselves. Through this interactive, facilitated discussion, we hope you will leave our session with learnings you can apply to preserve the health of your colleagues and your organizations:

Veronica Hawkins, PhD - Vice President, Human Resources – Nixon Medical
Don Hurford – Vice President, Human Resources– Parkway Corporation
Sebnem Kesen – Vice President of Human Resources – Berwind Corporation



Malcolm Ingram, of Greenberg Traurig, joins the Board of the Human Resources Executive Alliance as its newest HREA Partner

Sep 1, 2022 — The Human Resources Executive Alliance (HREA), an invitation-only community of human resources leaders offering members access to valuable networking and informative events, is pleased to announce Malcolm Ingram as its newest HREA Partner. Malcolm is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including internal investigations, and virtually all phases of employment litigation. Malcolm defends employers in matters related to ADEA, ADA, FMLA, Title VII, PHRA, FLSA and trade secrets before federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies. He also counsels employers on day-to-day issues, including employee discipline and employees’ leaves of absence. “I am pleased to support HREA as it supports the senior leadership needs of the Greater Philadelphia human resources community.”, Malcolm said. “HREA plays a key role in creating collaborative relationships amongst the most senior HR practitioners in the region that help to create a vibrant and sustainable talent ecosystem.” “HREA is excited to have a professional of Malcolm’s caliber join our group of Partners,” stated HREA Partner. John Touey. “His expertise as a highly regarded employment lawyer and his commitment to and connections within the Philadelphia business community will add to the value that our members receive from their association with HREA”. A Philadelphia native Malcolm is a long-time support of the local community. He currently serves on the Boards of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Social Venture Partners Philadelphia. Malcolm earned his J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia University. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch" list from 2021-2023 in Litigation and Labor & Employment Law.

The Challenger Connection is Back!

Mar 24, 2022 — Benchmark the Future of the Workplace with HR & Business Leaders



The HR Executive Alliance is an invitation-only community of human resources leaders offering members access to valuable networking and informative events. If you're a Philadelphia-area-based senior HR leader and are interested in joining click here to learn our membership activities and joining criteria.




HREA Partner Event - The Leading Edge of Talent Acquisition

Hosted by the Talent Acquisition Leadership AllianceYou're Invited to the Incredible Berkadia Innovation Center Where do today's and tomorrow's powerful leaps in technology take Talent Acquisition?

Join your fellow Talent Acquisition leaders from the Philadelphia area in person on June 21, 2023 from 4pm - 6pm and learn from our innovative keynote speaker and your colleagues themselves.

Held exclusively as a live event at the inspiring Innovation Center of Berkadia – a driving force in commercial real estate – in Center City, Philadelphia.

Join your TA peers for a keynote presentation where our esteemed speaker, Carter Bradley, co-founder and CEO of Veris Insights, a recruiting intelligence and analytics firm, will discuss:
• The importance of automating authentically in TA and the impact of ChatGPT on recruiting
• The evolution of recruiters into talent advisors and the impact talent advisors can have as strategic partners to the business
• Trends and changes we're seeing in the team organization/structure of TA functions

Participate throughout by sharing your questions and experiences as we explore together the most compelling Talent Acquisition challenges we face.


Pickle Ball with HREA

You are cordially invited to our upcoming HREA Summer Social event on July 13th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM, which will be held at The Union League at Liberty Hill (formerly The Ace Club). The event will begin with a fun and engaging Pickle Ball group lesson led by a professional instructor, followed by general play amongst the group.

After the lesson and games, we will enjoy some refreshing cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres to celebrate our successful pickle ball play. This will be a great opportunity to network and socialize with your peers in a relaxed and casual setting.



From Our Members

“As a Human Resource professional, you are invited to a number of seminars and networking events. The challenge is finding those that provide the best opportunity for professional development, exchanging best practices and engaging in high quality networking with peers. After attending the Human Resources Executive Alliance event, I can tell you that they have it mastered. Having the opportunity to hear first hand perspectives from the CEO of one the largest healthcare systems in the region was priceless. The HREA is the premiere networking alliance for Human Resources."

Douglas McLaughlin, Crown Cork & Seal

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