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

Milwaukee

JB

Jerry Broitzman

Global Talent Acquisition Manager

Board Member

Northeast Ohio

AO

Angelique Owen

Recruiting Manager

Board Member

Louisville

TK

Todd Kiziminski

VP Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Saint Louis

ES

Ellen Schafer

Director, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Toronto

JK

Joseph Kim

Director Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Stamford

MK

Michael Kerrigan

Director of Human Resources

Board Member

Tampa Bay

RW

Russell Williams

Director of Recruiting

Board Member

Baltimore

CC

Christopher Craig

Senior Recruiting Manager

Board Member

San Diego

KL

Karen Leckrone, PHR

Director, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Madison

CD

Courtney Davidson

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Salt Lake City

RM

Rachel Moran

Talent Acquisition Manager

Board Member

Birmingham

BW

Beth Wolfe

Director of Recruiting

Board Member

Dallas

FE

Felicia Eley

Director of Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Oklahoma City

KM

Katie Mangus, PHR, SHRM-CP

Manager - Talent Management

Board Member

Omaha

LL

Lesley Linn

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Buffalo

JS

Jenna Sandker (she/her/hers)

Director, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

Charleston

EL

Elizabeth Lohr

Director, Recruiting

Board Member

Houston

RM

Rakhee Matlapudi

Head of Talent Acquisition, NA

Board Member

Indianapolis

MB

Mellissa Boggs, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEC

SVP Human Capital

Board Member

Cincinnati

AP

Afton Palmer, RYT

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

And 675 more!

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Events

Roundtable: Challenges of Hiring Surges
National Webinar
A TALK member led discussion on how to handle the challenges of hiring surges. Come prepared to s...
TALK Cincinnati Happy Hour, Networking & Leadership R...
Cincinnati: Cincinnati
Don’t miss out on one of the top Cincinnati Talent Acquisition events of the year!
Utilizing Labor Insights to Meet Professional Hiring ...
National Webinar
Hear how Nestle and BlueTriton Brands have identified key trends and drive actions to maintain su...
(PAST EVENT)
Talent Acquisition in 2021
Houston Webinar
Join us for a virtual leadership discussion on Talent Acquisition in 2021 and Beyond.
(PAST EVENT)
Building the Candidate Experience
National Webinar
Join us as we discuss how to reframe our recruitment processes into engaging candidate experiences.
(PAST EVENT)
Chicago Chapter - Fall Social
Chicago: Chicago
Chicago TALK is shouting from the rooftop! We are getting together to Reconnect, Socialize and N...
(PAST EVENT)
Roundtable: Leading Change With Resilience
National Webinar
This roundtable discussion will walk you through a well-researched change model to help you lead ...
(PAST EVENT)
Transforming TA? Recruiting Fundamentals Required
National Webinar
Join us as we discuss undertaking a TA "remodel" as well as the importance of recruiting basics.
(PAST EVENT)
How to Make a Business Case for Adding TA Staff
National Webinar
Learn how to overcome the common objections raised by the decision makers, and what key elements ...
(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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