The Alliance holds quarterly Leadership Symposiums at executive locations in Philadelphia (Union League, Pyramid Club or Philadelphia Country Club). Speakers include Chief Executive Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Academics and HR Award winners. There is no fee to attend your first two Leadership Symposiums as our guest.

Upcoming Events

June Seminar

As the modern workplace continues to seek opportunities to drive efficiencies and deliver value to its customers, shareholders and employees – organizations are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics to solve repetitive work, enabling employees to focus on higher value activities.

Join us at our June HREA Event, where Susan Gunn of EY will provide an overview and multiple illustrations of how Robotic Process Automation and Virtual Agents, fueled by AI, are bringing a new type of employee to the workplace – a digital one.

Event will take place at the Hyatt House in King of Prussia on June 18 from 7:30am - 9:30am.

Susan Gunn is an Executive Director in the People Advisory Services practice of EY. She is based in the Philadelphia area and provides consulting services and support to clients in the US Northeast Region across several industry sectors.

A global business executive with deep expertise in the Human Capital function, Susan has built and developed high-performing teams across multiple industries, countries and cultures. With significant capability in all human resources disciplines, Susan has advised executive leaders on matters pertaining to HR strategy and transformation, executive compensation, mergers & acquisitions and C-Suite, including CEO, succession. With more than 25 years of HR experience, Susan is uniquely talented to assess organizational issues and build and execute plans to address applicable gaps.

At EY, Susan is actively managing multiple change management engagements supporting an IPO transaction, as well as functional transformations in the areas of Finance and Procurement resulting from a global SAP S4/HANA implementation. She is also leading digital innovation initiatives within the human resources function for a global media and entertainment organization in the areas of robotics and data federation.

Prior to joining EY, Susan was the SVP of Global Talent and Compensation for Aramark (NYSE: ARMK). In this role, Susan had leadership responsibility for Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Compensation, HR Technology, HR Analytics, HR Shared Services and HR Transformation. There, she designed and delivered multiple programs transforming the way in which talent was managed, including several innovative initiatives that greatly improved frontline talent acquisition and development at scale.

Prior to Aramark, Susan was CHRO of Gardner Denver, a $2.3 billion, publicly traded, global manufacturing company with 40 manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries. Responsible for the company’s HR strategy and its execution, Susan worked directly with the Compensation Committee on all executive compensation matters and with the company’s Board of Directors on M&A activities related to the company’s acquisition by PE (KKR) in 2013. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Susan held the top HR post at Hay Group, a private, global management consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia. She was also the CHRO at Willis Group Holdings, plc, a $3 billion, publicly traded global insurance broker (NYSE: WSH) and was based in its London, UK, and New York City headquarters locations. Other senior HR appointments include roles at Revlon and Vivendi Universal (The Seagram Company).

For the past seven years, Susan is an active member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Philadelphia, a nonprofit institution supporting philanthropic leadership activities in the Philadelphia area. In 2013, the National Diversity Council named her one of Pennsylvania’s Most Powerful & Influential Women. Susan holds a bachelor of arts in Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources with honors, both from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is bilingual in English and French.


Phillies Night Out

Join us at the Trion Suite at the ballpark as the Phillies take on the LA Dodgers!! Only 20 spots are available - first come, first serve! Register today!


HREA Summer Social

Join HREA for an evening of great food, drinks and networking at the Yards Brewing Company from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Septemer Seminar

John HREA and speaker Jonathan Segal for our September Event at Duane Morris in Philadelphia from 8am-10:30am. More details to be announced. Jonathan A. Segal is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group.


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."

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