Making Your Case to the C-Suite: Why HR Should Be at the Table

Monday 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Session Description

Looking around the C-suite table five years ago, HR was nowhere to be found. Today, CHRO not only has a seat at the table, the role has also evolved into a more comprehensive part of business.

Sheryl Simmons, CHRO of Maestro Health, understands that not representing HR in strategic business conversations shows a clear disconnect between the talent and leaders of a company. She can explain the value of bringing HR into the C-suite, how CHROs can communicate their value to the executive team, and why the HR function is critical in managing a company’s most central asset—its talent.


Sheryl Simmons

Sheryl has provided strategic human capital direction to the C-Suite while leading HR teams of all sizes for over 20 years. She continues her HR leadership at Maestro Health as Chief Human Resources Officer. Here she develops and executes HR strategies, supports the business objectives and serves as an advisor to our product development team. She also serves as a SHRM National Governmental Affairs Advocacy Captain, and is a member of their National Tax & Benefits Working Group. Sheryl speaks to HR professionals across the country and her insights have also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.