Elisabeth A. Klar, CPLP, PhD

Elisabeth A. Klar, CPLP, PhD

Vice President, Human Resources (Talent & Learning), Highmark Health

Elisabeth Klar leads the talent and learning operations functions within Human Resources at Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh, PA based national health and wellness organization of more than 35,000 employees. In her role, Elisabeth is responsible for designing and implementing leading practices to deliver exceptional experiences for enterprise employees at every Human Resources touchpoint, including performance acceleration, talent and succession planning, career development, engagement, and development/delivery of leadership and business-specific learning programs. Previously, Elisabeth served as Director of Onboarding & Leader Transitions at Cleveland Clinic, where she led the enterprise-wide onboarding strategy and deployment for all new Cleveland Clinic caregivers and leaders ranging from front line to C-suite. She has 20+ years of extensive cross-industry experience in health care, retail, financial services, and higher education, serving in various leadership roles in operations, learning and HR functions. Elisabeth possesses a love of learning and is relentlessly passionate about developing herself and others. She holds a B.A. in in English (Ohio State University), an M.B.A. (Case Western Reserve University) and a PhD in Organization & Management with an emphasis in management education (Capella University). Elisabeth is a certified professional coach (CPC) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with expertise in designing, developing, implementing and measuring the effectiveness of people-fueled solutions. In her free time, Elisabeth enjoys quality time with her husband and two children, and loves to cook, read, and vacation at the beach.

11:00 am - 11:50 am

Morning Panel Sessions, Part 2

Improving Diversity through Corporate & Community Partnerships
How are Pittsburgh organizations making investments in underserved communities? What does responsible social impact look like? This panel will explore the ways in which our region’s employers and community organizations are breaking down systemic barriers and creating pathways to equity through strategic partnerships.