The only local association exclusively for
Talent Acquisition Leadership

About TALK

TALK is the world’s largest organization of Talent Acquisition professionals, with nearly 10,000 members representing 80 chapters in North America. The TALK platform enables TA leaders to connect, share best practices, innovate, improve their business processes, manage local events, and make new friends.

Some TALK board members

Each TALK chapter is managed by local Board Members, who serve on a voluntary basis to help determine the events schedule for their chapters. Below, you’ll see just a few of the amazing people heading up their local chapters. If interested in being considered for a board position schedule a call to discuss.

Board Member

Birmingham

HD

Hannah Deegan

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Board Member

Des Moines

BM

Becky Metcalf

Team Leader - Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Long Island

PK

Pete Kempton

SVP, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Oklahoma City

NB

Nikki Burki

HR Business Partner

Board Member

Hartford

KB

Kristi Baril

Talent Acquisition Sr. Manager

Board Member

Sacramento

RH

Rachel Hallstrom (she/her)

Lead Talent Recruitment Service Delivery Specialist

Board Member

Ottawa

VC

Victoria Coons

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Philadelphia

JM

Julie Missaggia

Chief People Officer

Board Member

Fort Worth

MH

Mikaela Hurst

Talent Partner Lead

Board Member

Birmingham

MA

Michael Armstrong

Head of Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Raleigh

AT

Aaron Turner

Sr. Director Talent Acquisition

Board Member

New York City

SL

Scott Leonardis

Head of Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Ottawa

PH

Paul Hebert

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Board Member

Salt Lake City

JC

Julie Cox

Senior Director Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Phoenix

SG

Scott Goldenhersh

Talent Acquisition Manager

Board Member

Boston

CS

Craig Stevens

Director Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Philadelphia

JT

Joel Tobin

VP Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Northeast Ohio

MS

Matt Smith

Talent Acquisition Manager

Board Member

Providence

DK

Dayna Kingsland

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Board Member

Chattanooga

JW

Jennifer Wilhoit

Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition

And 635 more!

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Events

TALK LA presents TALK Therapy: The discussion of TA t...
Los Angeles Webinar
Join us for a casual conversation of TA topics on your mind.
The Role of Employee Wellbeing in Talent Acquisition
National Webinar
A discussion on how prioritizing employee mental health and wellbeing can be a key differentiator...
Recruiting Harder, To Stand Still
National Webinar
A conversation with James Ellis discussing redefining the Employer Brand into actionable real-wor...
NYC Breakfast: Unlocking next generation talent with ...
New York City: New York
NYC Breakfast: Learn to unlock the power of social media in talent acquisition
HR Business Partners and TA Business Partners: Naviga...
National Webinar
A TALK member led discussion on how HR Business Partners and TA Business Partners can work strate...
(PAST EVENT)
The Journey Ahead: Collaborative Visions for TALK
National Webinar
A session to meet TALK's new CEO, Bill Fanning, and discuss as a team how we can make TALK an ama...
(PAST EVENT)
Boomerang Employees: Planning for Fair and Effective ...
National Webinar
A TALK member led discussion on how to rehire boomerang employees.
(PAST EVENT)
Combining the Powers of the ATS and CRM
National Webinar
A TALK member led discussion on how to get the most out of your ATS/CRM combo.
(PAST EVENT)
TA Metrics: Best Practices for High Performing Teams
National Webinar
A TALK member led discussion on TA metrics.
(PAST EVENT)

What People Are Saying

“I really feel that TALK will let me network to connect with other talent acquisition professionals and learn from them.”
Denise Kirby
Recruiting Manager, Mercedes Benz
“TALK is a chance for TA leaders in our community to exchange ideas and bring back best practices to our organizations.”
Lori Smith
Sr. Talent Acquisition, Honeywell

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