2014 SHRM-Atlanta Symposium - Keynote
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General Session

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
8:00am - 9:15am

A Roadmap to Strategic HR Partnership: One Company's Journey

In this session, we will discuss the importance of HR’s strategic partnership in the Blank Family of Businesses. Lisa will share the organization’s journey to evolve the function and role of HR as the company continues to expand, adding two significant businesses (The new Atlanta Stadium and the new Atlanta MLS Soccer franchise) in 2017. She will discuss key challenges and the perspectives needed to develop an HR strategy for a portfolio of diverse businesses. Lisa will also share the importance the company places on giving back to the community and how their nonprofit foundation plays a critical role in the success of each of their for profit businesses.

Speaker: Lisa Chang, SVP, Human Resources, AMB Group LLC

Lisa Chang is Senior Vice President Human Resources for AMB Group LLC.  AMB Group, LLC is the investment management and shared services arm of The Blank Family of Businesses. In addition to AMB Group, Blank’s Family of Businesses portfolio includes The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation; the Atlanta Falcons; PGA TOUR Superstore; and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch. Additionally, there will be two new businesses added to the portfolio including the new Atlanta Stadium and the newly announced Atlanta Major League Soccer team.

As Senior Vice President of HR, she oversees HR, Corporate Security and Aviation for the businesses. She leads HR strategy and policy for the current businesses, as well as for planned growth over the next few years related to the operation of the new Atlanta stadium and MLS team. She is also responsible for development and implementation of all HR programs, including talent management, compensation, organizational design and HR infrastructure. In addition to leading human resources for the family of businesses, Lisa is a key member of the executive team in matters related to business strategy and execution.

Previously, she was Vice President Human Resources for International at Equifax, where she led all HR functions for the operations in Equifax’s 17 global locations in North America, Latin America, the UK and Spain.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in Communications and earned an MBA at Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business & Economics.