Member Login

Forgot your password?

HR Alliance

Timely, valuable programs packed with business and HR-relevant content.  Comprehensive data and policy and practice information in our annual compensation survey.  Networking opportunities with HR leaders and professionals from across the area.  We are HR Alliance – DC Metro’s premier HR association.


Most Regular Monthly Programs adhere to the following schedule:

  • On-site Registration, Networking and Breakfast 7:45 AM
  • Welcome, Table Networking Activity and Introductions 8:10 AM
  • Program 8:20 - 10:00 AM
  • Post Event Networking 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Regular Program Cost: 
  • Members - no charge, registration required by logging in and using "Member" registration path
  • Non-members, Guests of Members, Public - $60 (Follow the "Public" registration path)

2020 Program Location:
Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 1700
Vienna, VA 22182

Upcoming Programs and Events for HR Alliance DC:
Date Topic/Title Presenter(s)
April 1, 2020 Launch date for the 2020 Annual Compensation Survey and Trend Report.  Contact if you are interested in participating and didn't in 2019. HR Alliance and Pearl Meyer
April 8, 2020, 9-10 AM EDT HR ALLIANCE – MID-WEEK ONLINE IDEA EXCHANGE - Click here for more information about how to participate. Facilitated by HR Alliance DC
April 15, 2020, 9-10 AM EDT HR ALLIANCE – MID-WEEK ONLINE IDEA EXCHANGE - Registration coming soon! Facilitated by HR Alliance DC
April 22, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT HR Alliance DC and Pearl Meyer present, "Participation Is Easy" Webinar to provide guidance and instruction regarding our 2020 Annual Compensation Survey - Click here for webinar information. Representatives from Pearl Meyer
April 29, 2020 Informal Networking Happy Hour Event for our members, their guests and potential members.  This event has been postponed.  
May 6, 2020 Making Talent Acquisition Your Competitive Advantage: Big Ideas You Can Use Today - We are halting registration at this time as we work to reschedule.
Brenden Wright, Veeco Instruments

Save the Dates for Upcoming Programs:
  • June 3
  • Sept. 16
  • Oct. 7
  • Oct. 20
  • Nov 4

HR Alliance is taking steps to prepare for the protection of its members and guests at programs and events. HR Alliance is considering all scenarios around our upcoming events and we will keep you informed via the website or email.  We are exploring virtual options.  If an event is cancelled and you were registered, you will receive an email informing you of the cancellation and options.

Wednesday April 8, 2020

IDEA EXCHANGE #2 – Wednesday, April 8, 2020:   9:00 am – 10:00 am
Click on the image below for more information about how to participate.

Wednesday May 6, 2020

"Making Talent Acquisition Your Competitive Advantage: Big Ideas You Can Use Today" - This event has been postponed.

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Join us early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description:
Our organization's growth. Our critical project. Our mission accomplishment. All of these objectives depend on having the right people in the right jobs at the right time. And getting great people is where Talent Acquisition takes center stage. But if our recruiting function isn't delivering optimal results, it could mean disaster.  

The good news is that there are practical, FREE (or at least cost-neutral) ideas you can put into practice right away that will elevate your organization's recruiting game. Brenden will share proven strategies that don't require spending money, the purchase of a shiny new tool, chasing something that sounds good but doesn't work in the real world, or that may be out of reach for what your team can do. We'll explore concepts like " The Rule of 4," "Metrics that Move," and a compelling twist on the term "Engagement," to name a few. These ideas can apply to organizations of any size or type and recruiting teams large and small. The session will be fast-paced, fun, actionable, and perhaps even a little controversial – but that's OK! Big ideas often are. You are sure to learn something new that will help you make Talent Acquisition your organization's competitive advantage.

Speaker: Brenden Wright, Veeco Instruments

Brenden is currently the Head of Global Talent Acquisition and an HR Business Partner for Veeco Instruments. He has over 20 years of experience building and leading recruiting functions for public, not-for-profit, and privately held organizations. His recruiting and selection expertise spans systems, processes, and positions of all functional areas and levels, with a specific focus on corporate officers, executives, and highly specialized scientific and engineering technical contributors across the US, Europe, and J/APAC.

Before beginning his career in executive search and talent acquisition, Brenden served in the United States Marine Corps in the field of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense. Brenden also served on the recruitDC Content Committee, helping to bring highly relevant learning opportunities to the region’s largest recruiting-focused networking group. Brenden has been a guest lecturer for both graduate and undergraduate programs on social media marketing and recruiting strategies at Catholic University, Loyola University Maryland, and The University of Baltimore. He currently serves on the HR Alliance DC Board as the Co-Chair of the Communications Committee and as a member of the Sponsorship Committee.

Brenden enjoys writing, reading (with an overly ambitious goal of 52 books each year), studying Stoic philosophy, road cycling and mountain biking, and spending time with his wife, kids, and three rambunctious dogs.

Professional Development:
HR Certification Institute's® ( official seal confirms that HR Alliance DC meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.  This program has been awarded 1.50 HR (General) credits.

HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit