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Join the Chief People Officer of Virta Health and explore approaches to cultivate a culture of belonging, purpose, and trust.

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In the last two years, employers have had to deal with several critical issues including challenges posed by the pandemic, hiring and retaining the right talent, and effectively engaging their employees while keeping their morale high.  

Learn how HR leaders can keep their employees productive, happy, and healthy by prioritizing equity and offering the right support with respect to their overall health and well-being.




Lucia Guillory

Lucia Guillory, PhD
Chief People Officer, Virta Health

Lucia is the Chief People Officer for Virta Health. She’s passionate about creating compelling and enriching experiences for people of all backgrounds. Her goal is to harness the varied resources organizations have at their disposal to produce cohesive and engaging experiences that help people do their best work while living their best lives.

Lucia joined Virta in 2019 and brings with her experience driving performance, innovation, and a sense of inclusion at high growth organizations. Prior to Virta, Lucia led the People Team at Patreon where she set the strategy for all the organizations that directly impacted the employee experience: HR, Recruiting, IT and Spaces. While at Patreon she led these groups through rethinking Patreon’s culture and values, 3xing the team, acquiring competitors, and developing a remote and multilocation workforce. Earlier in her career, Lucia worked in various capacities across HR. Notably, she led global employee engagement and has been the Chief of Staff to the Head of HR at Yahoo.

Before joining the corporate world, Lucia earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Psychology from the University of Houston.

Outside of work, Lucia enjoys reading, exercising – particularly in groups and teams or outdoors, and cooking.


Emily DeNitto
Editor, StrategicCFO360

Emily DeNitto is Executive Editor of Chief Executive Group and Editor of StrategicCFO360, StrategicCIO360 and StrategicCHRO360. Previously she was Executive Editor of Worth Media, Managing Editor of Crain’s New York Business and a restaurant reviewer for The New York Times.


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Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.