U.S. Chamber Vice President to Speak at HR Leadership Awards Gala

Michelle Bolles, vice president of administration of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will speak at the HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington (HRLA) Gala on Tuesday, June 7 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Bolles, who served as one of the judges in HR Leadership Awards competition, will discuss each award category as it relates to the business field. They include the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the Year, Leadership, Strategic Alignment, the Dr. J.P. London Award for Integrity, and the Sister Eymard Gallagher Award for Service to Others

“It says a lot about the prestige of the awards that we’re able to have such a distinguished business leader participate,” said Melissa Benik, executive director of HRLA.

Bolles joined the U.S. Chamber staff in 1990 and has held several positions, including director of small business marketing and operations and, most recently, vice president of human resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in education and human development from The George Washington University

About 450 people are expected to attend the 15th annual event, which begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception, followed by the dinner ceremony at 6:30 and an encore dessert reception at 8:30. Award finalists and winners will be announced at the gala. To purchase tickets, visit hrleadership.org/annual-gala.

Established in 2001, the Awards celebrate outstanding service and strategic vision in the areas of organizational leadership, risk-taking, innovation, vision, communication, service to the broader community, and commitment to ethical behavior. 

For additional information about the organization or the gala, contact Melissa Benik at (703) 284-5916 or info@hrleadership.org.