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Human Resources in a Digital World

  • Friday, April 04, 2014
  • Arlington, VA


Human Resources in a Digital World

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Registration Time: 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration, Networking Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:30 - Program
10:30 am - 11:00 AM - Informal conversation time with speaker

HRLF Members: Free
Non-Members: $100 

Event Description
Please join HRLF as we welcome Karl Fischer, Chief Human Resources Officer for Marriott Americas, on Friday morning, April 4, 2014, to share his experiences insights managing an HR department that spans the reach of North and South America

About the Speaker:

Karl Fischer 


Karl Fischer is the Chief Human Resources Officer of the America’s for Marriott International, Inc..  Mr. Fischer’s responsibilities include, Talent Acquisition, Performance Development, Total Compensation, and Associate/Labor Relations for over 3,000 hotels with 105,000 associates across North, Central and South America.  Primary hotel and resort brands include:  Ritz-Carlton, Edition, J.W. Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Spring Hill Suites, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, and Marriott Vacation Club International.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Fischer was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for North America and Vice President of Human Resources for the Eastern Region.


Mr. Fischer has held a number of other Corporate Human Resources roles to include Senior Vice President of Compensation, Communications, and Work Environment for Marriott International where is was responsible for the design, communication, and administration of management and hourly base pay, incentive and recognition programs, EEO and Affirmative Action Programs, Human Resources Communications, Employee Engagement Programs, and Human Resources Service Teams.


Prior to joining Marriott International, he was Director of Total Compensation for Nextel Communications Inc where he had responsibility for all Compensation and Benefits programs for this wireless cellular phone service provider.  Mr. Fischer had previously worked for Marriott as Director of Compensation and Benefits (Lodging Division) and BDM International, Inc (a division of TRW) in various other compensation and benefits leadership roles.


Mr. Fischer received his BS in Human Resources and Political Science from the American University in Washington, D.C.  He is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resources Management.  He has provided content for articles in the following publications: The Economist, Fortune, Investor’s Business Daily, Workforce Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.



I am a member and unable to attend?
If you are a member and unable to attend, you may send a substitute in your place. 

Are registrations accepted onsite?
Yes, you may register for the program, become a member and renew your dues onsite. We accept Amex, Visa and MasterCard.

Where is the event being held?
The event will be held at the NRECA Conference Center , 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 

- You may contact the conference center Front Desk at: 703-907-5939 
- Metro: Ballston on the Orange Line. Parking at Ballston Common across Wilson Blvd. 
Please do not park in the NRECA building, it is reserved for those that work in the building. 

Who do I contact with questions regarding this event?
Please contact the HRLF Administrator, Michael Romero at 888-302-0763 or

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1530 Key Blvd, Suite 904

Arlington, VA 22209


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