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HR In the C-Suite: It's a Partnership

  • Friday, May 20, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Sheraton Tysons 8661 Leesburg Pike Tysons, VA 22182
  • 4


Speaker and Program Information: 

HRLF Panel Discussion - HR In the C-Suite: It's a Partnership

Session Description:

How would you like to have C suite leaders in the same room telling you what they want and need from HR now? You don't want to miss this panel discussion where you will hear exactly how HR professionals can be strategic business partners starting today. How can HR bridge the gap to gain credibility, support, and strategic influence to make a meaningful contribution? How can HR better communicate to gain buy-in for people initiatives?


James C. Bond

Senior Vice President

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer


James Bond has been Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of WETA, a major producing station for PBS and Washington, DC’s flagship public television and radio stations, since 2015.  His responsibilities include leadership of the finance, accounting, treasury, investments, facilities and administrative functions for the WETA and NewsHour Productions business.

James has extensive experience in the media and entertainment industry, working at some of the most respected and recognized brands in television. Prior to joining WETA, James was the Global Chief Financial Officer of National Geographic Channel (“NGC”), a joint venture of 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society, with full responsibility for planning and leading global finance operations and administration for this multinational media and entertainment business.  James was also Chief Financial Officer of Fox International Channels (“Fox”), a business operating branded lifestyle, entertainment, and sports channels and distributing content in the US and major international markets world-wide.  In total, he spent more than 14 years as CFO of NGC and Fox, building these multibillion-dollar businesses in international markets via organic growth, M&A, and partnering strategies.

James’ work in media and television businesses began when he joined Home Box Office (HBO) in 1993, in early career roles performing Market Research Analysis and later Strategic Planning.  He went on to work with Discovery Communications Inc., as Director Program Planning, Operations & Sales, managing programming and development budgets for Discovery Networks International’s (“DNI”) global and regional channels, representing DNI in joint ventures in Canada and Germany, and managing DNI’s content syndication sales business. 

James holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing, from NYU, Stern School of Business, a MS, Statistics from Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS, Math, from James Madison University.

Mark G. Carrier, CHA


B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

Mark G. Carrier is the senior officer of the B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group.  The B. F. Saul Company is a privately held diversified real estate and banking concern based in the Washington DC area. The Hospitality Group owns and operates a portfolio of 19 business class hotels, which are affiliated with Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Hilton and The Hay-Adams one of the nation’s finest hotels. The Hospitality Group generates $145 million in revenue and employs 1,350 team members in the operation and management effort.   Carrier’s leadership responsibilities for the B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group include strategic direction, overall operational leadership, acquisition and development of properties, long term financial and capital planning along with the development and implementation of corporate policies, procedures and management systems.  He represents the company in relation to lenders, franchisors, clients, governmental agencies and industry associations.

Carrier joined the B. F. Saul Company following graduation in 1980 from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.  He progressed to his current senior position following a career of growing responsibility with the organization which included on-site management, regional responsibilities as well as development and acquisition of hotels.

Suzanne Kinzer

Chief Administrative Officer


Suzanne Kinzer, chief administrative officer, provides executive oversight to the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Finance, the Budget Office, and the Facilities Department within the Office of Administration. She was named to the post in December 2013 after a decade of filling increasingly important leadership roles at the PCAOB. In 2009, she became a deputy director in the Division of Registration and Inspections where she lead the operations team and oversaw budgeting, hiring, scheduling, and training. She also served as the division's liaison with the Office of Human Resources. In addition, she was the leader of the Washington regional office and served as a resource on regional office operations. Kinzer joined the PCAOB in October 2003 as an associate director.

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Kinzer was a partner at KPMG LLP. She received a B.S. in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified public accountant.

Travis Koberg

Deputy General Manager

Canada Region


1775 Tysons Blvd.

Tysons, VA 22102

Telephone: 703.939.0060

As Deputy General Manager, Mr. Koberg currently leads business development and operations for CSC’s business in Canada. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a Fortune 500 global technology services provider with approximately 56,000 employees, operating in over 60 countries, producing over $8 billion in revenue.

Prior to taking on this new challenge, Mr. Koberg was the Global COO, Emerging Business Group (EBG). In that role, he was responsible for operational execution of the company’s global portfolio of next-generation IT services offerings (Cyber, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, Social and IoT).

During his prior years with CSC, Mr. Koberg has led corporate strategy, executed numerous acquisitions and divestitures, launched two transformational market-leading businesses (cloud and big data), created new client offerings, and led key client engagements as the account general manager. He began his career with CSC as a member of the corporate finance department located in the former headquarters in El Segundo, CA.

Prior to joining CSC, Mr. Koberg worked in investment banking for Legg Mason, the telecommunications industry for XO Communications, and the heavy equipment industry with Caterpillar, Inc. 

Mr. Koberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.


Catherine Leggett

Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Catherine Leggett is Senior Vice President for Human Resources at ICMA-RC, a nonprofit, independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement security for the Public Sector. services for more than 1 million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. 

Before joining to ICMA-RC, she worked at Vertis, Inc in Baltimore, Maryland , Freddie Mac and Hechinger Company as  Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

Ms. Leggett is a lifetime board member of the Montgomery Hospice, Chair of Maryland State Commission for Public Art and a former member of the Boards of Young Audiences, Imagination Stage, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council. She also serves on many nonprofit committees and is very active in the Montgomery County community. She also serves her community in a variety of ways in her capacity of First Lady of Montgomery County.

Ms. Leggett received a J.D. and a B.A in sociology and psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was named Democrat of the year in 2007 and is a member of many professional organization.

Glenn Richardson

EVP, Strategy & Relationships

Career Partners International

Glenn Richardsonis a noted industry advisor and executive consultant with over 30 years of experience across business enterprises, government agencies, and academia. He has assisted numerous organizations with critical decisions regarding strategy, growth, transformation, and leader development. He currently provides career transition, executive coaching, and other talent management services to a select, senior-level portfolio of clients through Career Partners International.  He is an instructor in West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Leadership Program, and an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Leadership Studies.  He also serves on the Advisory Board of a multimedia education and entertainment company focused on financial and ecological responsibility for youth and their families.  He previously advised a technology and management firm regarding entry into a new sector, resulting in an acquisition acknowledged by Washington Technology magazine as the top mid-size “Deal of the Year.”

Glenn is a former Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP where he led the Strategy, Finance, and Economics practice and received three consecutive Consultants’ Choice Awards for coaching, leadership, and mentorship.  Glenn is also a former Partner at Deloitte LLP where he championed an innovative Managerhood Program to provide Managers with leadership, counseling, engagement management, and personal development skills. In addition, Glenn is the former President of FedBid, Inc., where his customer relationship mastery drove strategic customer relationships, networking, and a relationship-based selling approach, resulting in unprecedented market expansion.

Glenn’s military assignments included the US Army Special Operations Command; US Army, Europe; service in Operation Desert Storm; and, The Joint Staff.

Glenn earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War

College, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Syracuse University, and undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University.


Sheraton Tysons

8661 Leesburg Pike

Tysons, VA 22182

Tentative Program Schedule: 

Registration: Time: 08:00 am
Program Welcome (Networking Breakfast): 08:15 am
Program Starts: 08:30 am
Program Concludes: 10:00 am
Informal Conversation time with speakers - 10:00 am-10:30 am

HRLF members: FREE 
Non-Members: $100 

HRLF members may send a substitute to any program they cannot attend and may bring one guest free during their membership year.

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