The Evolving Role of the HR Executive: in Developing the Future of an Organization and Embracing Transformation

  • How have the responsibilities of HR professionals grown and changed in the 21st Century, and why transformation is important for the HR function
  • Talking about the importance of flexibility, agility, and adaptability as we engage with the new and ongoing challenges and opportunities we all face in our working lives
  • Illustrating how HR Transformation drives alignment with business strategy
  • Discussing what more we can do in our capacity as leaders to advance the goals, projects, and corporate culture of our senior management and of our workforce
  • What should we be doing right now as a community of Human Resources executives to prepare ourselves individually and collectively for the next ten years?

Rhonda Morris
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chevron Corporation

Rhonda J. Morris is vice president and chief human resources officer for Chevron Corporation, a position she has held since 2016. She is responsible for the company’s human resources, employee assistance/work-life services, ombuds, and diversity & inclusion groups. She also serves on the company’s Executive Committee.

Prior to 2016, Morris held several roles of increasing responsibility in human resources, global marketing, and international products.

In 2014, Morris received the Industry Leader Award from the Professional Businesswomen in California recognizing her work to advance gender equality in the workplace.

Morris serves on the board of Techbridge Girls, an organization dedicated to delivering high quality STEM programming to girls and is a member of the Bishop O’Dowd High School Board of Regents. She is also a member of the BetterUp Advisory Growth Council, a group of leading business, academic and HR experts shaping the future of work. She previously served on the boards of A Better Chance; the Math Engineering and Science Association at the University of California at Berkeley; Consortium for Graduate Study in Management; and the East Bay Agency for Children.

Morris joined Chevron through the Human Resources Development Program in 1991. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.