A #SHRM18 Interview with Lyle Hanna



I’ve known Lyle Hanna for most of the 20 years that I have been a card-carrying SHRM member. He has been such an inspiration to me, especially for his volunteer work with the SHRM Foundation. Lyle has had a long glorious career in Human Resources that spans almost 40 years. He must have been a teenager when he started in HR!

Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to meet Lyle at the conference. He has a wonderful sense of humor and is so down-to-earth. He cares deeply about helping fellow HR Professionals succeed in their careers.

Lyle started his own HR consulting firm in 2005, Hanna Resource Group (HRG), based in Lexington, KY. He has over a dozen consultants working with him. They assist organizations with HR and strategic solutions to meet an organization’s people needs.

At SHRM18 Lyle is going to be moderating “The CHRO Perspective: How the Best Make It Happen,” a panel of HR leaders giving insight into their successes in our profession. The SHRM Competency Model will be used as a foundation to guide the session. The session will be held on Sunday, June 17th from 12:30-2:00 pm.

Lyle, what made you want to moderate a session with CHROs?

This is the second time I have moderated a panel at national. We have had this type of session at the KY SHRM state conference for the last 3 years. These sessions always drew huge crowds. In fact, they grew into two sessions per conference with leaders in healthcare, manufacturing, retail and government.

Over a year ago, a SHRM employee saw one of the KY sessions and was impressed with how I used the competency model from SHRM to interview the CHROs and asked me to hold a session at #SHRM17 with the same format. It went great and we had over 500 HR Professionals attend the session and with excellent reviews.

Why is it important to attend this session?

This session is right before the general opening session, so it is a great way to kick off the conference. There is no better way to get motivated to become a top HR leader than to learn how current CHROs blazed their trails.

What will you discuss with your panel?

This year’s panel includes Susan M. Suver, Senior Vice President & CHRO, Aptiv PLCJim Link, CHRO, Randstad North AmericaMary Cheddie, SHRM-SCP, Senior Vice President, HR, (r) ILG; and Brad Patrick, Chief People and Communications Officer, Valvoline, Inc.

We will share the success stories of the panelists, career challenges they have faced and how they have contributed to the strategic success of their organizations. These panelists have valuable advice for future HR leaders! 

For those who like fun giveaways come prepared to ask questions of the panel.


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