Speaker's Biography:

Alicia Winckler
Chief Human Capital Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Alicia Winckler is the Chief Human Capital Officer for Chicago Public Schools. She has more than 15 years of experience, including 11 years leading human capital management in large and complex organizations. Most recently, Winckler led talent and human capital for Sears Holdings, where she was responsible for the design and delivery of all human capital strategies for more than 200,000 employees and 3,300 stores. Prior to that, she led global organization effectiveness for Coca-Cola Enterprises, spanning North America and Europe. Winckler has held multiple roles as a senior human resource generalist and has led the development and implementation of best-practice talent-management systems, ensuring alignment with overall organizational goals. She received a master's degree in industrial organizational psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.S. from the University of South Dakota.