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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Stephanie Tyler

National Director of Campus Recruiting

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David Moore

VP, Recruiting

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Lorri Brady Jackson

Director, Global Internal Talent Acquisition

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Anthony Sandrik

VP, Global Head of Talent

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Kelly Kayser

Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition

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Esther Yei Shih

Vice President, People

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Abha Kalra - CCP

Senior Director, Talent Management Global

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Jennifer Hall

Director, Talent Acquisition

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Karla Samdahl

Senior Director, Global Head of Executive Talent Acquisition

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Brad Cook

VP Global Talent Acquisition

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Troy Knapp

Talent Acquisition


Roundtable: RPOs - When, Why, & How to Use Them
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A TALK member led discussion on RPOs. Audience participation is encouraged and expected.
Roundtable: Diversity Recruiting Strategies
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A TALK member led discussion on diversity recruiting strategies. Audience participation is encour...
Roundtable: Retaining Candidates & Talent
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A TALK member led discussion on retaining candidates and current employees. Audience participatio...
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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