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

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Jeff Woodfill

Senior Recruiter

Board Member

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Susan Burke

System Director, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

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Lois Chauncey

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

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Ben Gahlsdorf

Global Director, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

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Blake Thiess, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Talent Acquisition

Board Member

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Kerry Hutsell

Director, Talent Acquisition

Board Member

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Brenda Tern (she.her)

Head of GTM Recruiting

Board Member

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Miriam Lea

Talent Acquisition Director

Board Member

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Marika Taylor

Manager, Veterinary Recruitment

Board Member

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Jessica DeNise, PHR

GVP - Recruitment Marketing

Board Member

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Kim Bigej

Senior Manager TA

Board Member

MT

Marcia Torres, SHRM-CP

Global Talent Program Manager

Events

Roundtable: Hourly Worker Attraction, Hiring, & Reten...
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A TALK member led discussion on best practices around hiring hourly workers. Come prepared to sha...
Roundtable: Staying Competitive in a Highly Dynamic C...
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Join your TA colleagues to share best practices & discuss creative, innovative approaches to rema...
Roundtable: Talking TA Technology
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A TALK member led discussion on TA tech. Share your thoughts on tools in categories like employme...
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’...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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