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


Thomas Pullen

Director of Talent Acquisition and HR

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Janet Vardeman

Recruiting and Operations Manager

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Hazel Tanyag Cormier, CDR

Director, Talent Acquisition

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Scott Sell, CIR

Vice President of Talent Selection & Executive Recruitment

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Kirby Cole

Director of Talent Acquisition

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Ellen Schafer

Director, Talent Acquisition

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Brendan Orf

Director, Talent Acquisition

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Anne Coleman

Senior Manager, Disney Campus Recruitment

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Chris Reed

Regional TA Manager


Operationalizing D&I
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Join us as we talk about operationalizing DEI including change management, communication & busine...
Attracting Top Talent for an Inclusive Culture
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Join us to learn how BASF successfully implemented Impact-Based Hiring to open up talent pools wh...
Sourcing Diverse Candidates
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Join us for a robust discussion on tactical, practical and strategic tips for successfully sourci...
ATS: Implementation, Transition, and Lessons Learned
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Join us for a discussion with two veteran TA professionals and hear their lessons learned and hel...
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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