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.

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Kimberly Sweeney

Director, HR Systems and Solutions

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Lindsay Williams

Sr Director, TA

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Maggie Gould

Manager, Talent Acquisition

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Ylonda Banister, PHR

Senior Recruiter

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Kimberly Edwards

Sr, Manager, Talent Acquisition - Bridgestone Retail Operations

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Matt Wolford

TA Manager - Technology and Supply Chain Logistics

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Wendy Gillette

TA Manager

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Markesiah Jackson

HR Program Consultant/Jr. Recruiter

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Brittany Sever

Senior Director Talent Strategy

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Anthony Fleming

Senior Director, Clinical Recruitment

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Nick Tompkins, SPHR and SCP

Managing Director Talent Management and Talent Acquisition

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Patrice Hickson

Sr. Talent Manager


Candidate Pipelining: Cracking the Code - Moderated b...
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The TALK Chicago Board will moderate a national discussion on Candidate Pipelining. Audience part...
TA Certifications: Which Are The Best?
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A TALK member led discussion as we explore the landscape of TA Certifications.
Building and Measuring Employer Brand
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A TALK member led discussion on employer brand. Audience participation is encouraged and expected.
COVID-19: Recruiting for the Future of Work. It’s a R...
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As the current COVID-19 crisis pushes our technology adoption faster than the speed of light, we’...
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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