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For over 100 years, HRMAC (Human Resources Management Association of Chicago) has been regarded as the leading provider of best practice resources, real-life applications and a connector to Chicago area HR peers and industry leaders.

With an unmatched tradition of fellowship, education and leadership, HRMAC is the oldest human resources organization in the country. The HRMAC Institute at the Executives’ Club of Chicago is where passionate leaders come together to connect, learn, and grow.

HRMAC Institute programming is designed to tackle conversations that impact workplaces and employees every day. Through the work of the HRMAC Institute, members connect with their peers in our diverse community as well as with fellow leaders in talent and organizational management.

HRMAC Institute Summits

The Talent and Culture Forum has transitioned to our Summit format. Our Summits are half day events that provide a deeper diver into cross industry topics and latest business trends.


HRMAC Institute Council of Advisors

Nick Allen

Director, HR Business Partner
CNA Insurance

Larry Brand

Chief Human Resources Officer
Justrite Safety Group

Evelyn De La Cruz

Head, North America Administrative Operations
Spencer Stuart

Susan Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer

Shelly Green

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Adam Greetis

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Christy Harris

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
CCC Intelligent Solutions

Beth Hayden

Chief People Officer

Irina Konstantinovsky

EVP, Chief Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer

Carolyn Lind

Senior Vice President, Talent Strategist
Northern Trust Corporation

Imran Qureshi

Head of North America

Laura Rock

Chief Human Resources Officer, Zurich North America

Kadie Tapp

SVP Business Development
Lee Hecht Harrison

HRMAC Institute History

HRMAC began in 1915 with a group of seven people who met informally to discuss common problems, but within a few months, it had grown considerably and became known as the Employers’ Advisory Group. This group became formally organized and instituted corporate memberships.

The Employers’ Advisory Group had several more names and for a very short period, was a chapter of a national group. The chapter hosted the national organization meeting in Chicago in 1921 for 2,000 people. In fact, on the first day of the event, the wait staff at the conference hotel went on strike. Bag or box lunches were obtained and lunch was eaten at the delegates’ seats in an auditorium.

The organization then became known as the Industrial Relations Association of Chicago and kept that name until 1982 when it became known as the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

HRMAC officially became a part of the Executives’ Club of Chicago in October 2021 resulting in the creation of the HRMAC Institute at the Executives’ Club of Chicago.

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