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September Monthly Luncheon

September 12, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Onsite registration (if available) and networking begins: 11:00 AM

Filling the Seat at the Table: A Practical Look at HR’s influence in the C-Suite

For years, we have heard about HR needing a “seat at the table”.  Many organizations have adopted HR onto the executive team over the past decade, but how many take full advantage of the functions potential once there?  This session will provide real-life examples of the impact the CHRO role can have on the organization and, more importantly, on the executive team itself. It will explore the required mindset of the C-Suite to allow for the role to influence, as well as the responsibility of the head of HR to ensure its success.

Learning Objectives:
  • Communicate transformative workforce initiatives that have influenced organizations
  • Understand the value proposition of HR in the C-suite
  • Create a roadmap for CHROs to build the function to new strategic levels
  • Determine what leadership development is crucial to those already in the CHRO position, as well as for those aspiring to have a “seat at the table”

About the Panelists

Sean Huurman
Service King Collision Repair Centers

Sean Huurman, a tenured global business executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience, joined the Service King team in 2016 as Chief Human Resources Officer. He brings extensive global business experience in several industries coupled with functional and strategic Human Resources and Real Estate expertise focused on talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards, facility management, and organizational development. Huurman’s core strength lies in executive/leadership development and building high performance cultures. As Service King’s CHRO, Huurman oversees all administrative operations while leading the company’s strategic workforce initiatives as the company continues to expand its national footprint. 

Prior to joining Service King, Huurman served as Chief Administrative Officer at Imagine Communications where he was responsible for the company’s global workforce, information technology, and real estate initiatives. In addition, while at Imagine, Huurman served as the company’s Chief People Officer, dedicated to the transformation of the organization’s culture and workforce following its divestiture from Harris Corporation in February 2013. 

Prior to Imagine Communications, Mr. Huurman served as the Chief People Officer at GENBAND, where he played a key role in the global acquisition and assimilation of the CVAS division of Nortel, catapulting the company to four-times its size overnight.  Prior to GENBAND, he spent thirteen years with KPMG and its spin-off, a $3B publically traded management consulting firm, BearingPoint, Inc.  While at BearingPoint Huurman served, among other positions, as the Vice President of Global Human Resources and was a member of the company’s Global Executive Leadership Team. Huurman began his career at Applied Materials, holding a variety of human resource positions during his tenure.

In 2010 Mr. Huurman founded The Talen Group, LLC, an independent human resources management consulting firm established to support the ongoing needs of prior employees of BearingPoint, Inc., as well as advisory strategic human resource services for various organizations.

Mr. Huurman was recognized multiple years by the Metroplex Technology Business Council as a nominee for the “Tech Titan - Community Hero” award for his continued work in support of global community outreach efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Santa Clara University and a Master's degree in Human Resources and Employee Relations from Pennsylvania State University.


Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed (to be received no later than Wednesday, September 6) to:

5001 LBJ Fwy Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75244
214.631.4533 - Fax

IMPORTANT: Advance registrations are strongly recommended. Due to hotel catering requirements, we cannot guarantee seating for onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR by 12:00 noon, no later than Wednesday, September 6.


HRCI Business (Strategic) Credit Hours: 1

SHRM Professional Development Credits: 1

Please note new recertification certificate policy.*

Meeting Sponsor

For more information on sponsorship opportunities:


DoubleTree Dallas - Richardson
1981 N Central Expy
Richardson, TX 75080
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Members $38.00

Online Registration

If you are paying by check or if you need access to your log-in information, please email or call the DallasHR office at 214.631.8775 x 235 for assistance.

If you are not yet a DallasHR member, you can create a profile that will enable you to register and pay online.

Pre-registration closes promptly at noon on Friday, September 8. After that time, limited onsite registrations will be accepted on an as-available basis.

On-site registration
Members $53.00

Effective January 1, 2017 we will no longer accept cash as payment for registrations.


Time Description
11:00 AM  Registration & networking begins
11:25 AM  Luncheon doors open 
11:30 AM Lunch served
12:00 PM Lunch service closed*
12:05 PM    Keynote presentation begins
1:05 PM Keynote presentation ends

Please make arrangements to be on time. Lunch service will cease when the keynote presentation begins. This is a rule set by the HR Certification Institute for presentations that are approved for credit.
Attendees who arrive after 11:50 AM may not be served lunch.

Lunch Menu

If you require a vegetarian meal for lunch, you may request one by contacting Please note that you must pre-order veggie meals no later than 10:00 AM Monday, September 11. On-site requests cannot be honored.


Chapter members and guests are not allowed to bring and/or distribute collateral material other than business cards to any chapter event except paid, sponsoring businesses. Violation of this policy will result in dismissal from the meeting and confiscation of materials.

Opportunities to promote products and services are available. For information, please contact

Recertification Credit Information

This program was approved for 1 Business (Strategic) HRCI recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

DallasHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at

*Attendance is required to receive recertification credit certificates for attending this educational event.

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