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.

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


Christine Trujillo

Director Talent Acquisition

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Michelle Bucalo

Sr. Corporate Recruiter

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Ameerah Edinburg, aPHR

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Melissa Bush

Recruitment Relationship Manager

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Tish Spurlock

Talent Acquisition Partner Supermarket & Corporate

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Dawn Andreadis

Recruiting Manager

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Melessia Walker

Board Member


Beth Willcutt


Board Member


Erich Michael

Talent Acquisition Supervisor

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Matthew Shoulta

Corporate Recruiting Manager

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Afton Palmer, RYT

Partnership Development

Board Member


Erika deStefano, SPHR, STA

Talent Acquisition Manager

Board Member


Karen Hite (LION)

Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition


Campus Recruiting Best Practices
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A TALK member led discussion on improving your campus and early career recruitment. Audience part...
Calculating Quality of Hire
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A TALK member led discussion on calculating the Quality of Hire. Audience participation is encour...
Roundtable: How to Define and Drive Sourcing Success
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A highly engaging roundtable discussion, designed to share best practices and discuss innovative,...
Screening and Assessments
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A TALK member led discussion on improving screening and assessments. Audience participation is en...
COVID-19: Summer Internships & Early Career Recruiting
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Join Jennifer Tracy, VP of Recruiting at Spectrum, Carter Bradley, Founder & Partner at Ivy Resea...
COVID-19: Employment Law Considerations
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Join Ann Marie Zaletel, Partner in the Labor and Employment Law practice at Seyfarth Shaw, and TA...
COVID-19 & TA: Maintaining Business Continuity: Hirin...
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The (COVID-19) pandemic leaves us, as talent acquisition professionals, with many questions. How ...
Webinar: COVID-19 - Assessing TA Challenges in a Pand...
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Join us as our panel of Talent Acquisition and Management experts discuss some of the immediate c...

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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