President and CEOCompany: Cockerham & Associates
Role: Session Presenter Session: Using Technology to Measure and Drive Success in Employee Resource Groups (S4-D)
Haven Cockerham founded Cockerham & Associates in Chicago in 2005 to provide strategic consulting and technology services in human resources, talent management, and diversity and inclusion. A distinguishing feature of Cockerham & Associates is its web-based platform for diversity and inclusion solutions that enable clients to develop, aggregate, and report the impact of their diversity strategies and operating plans for employee/business resource groups.
Prior to forming Cockerham & Associates, Haven was the chief human resources officer for RR Donnelley where he played a key role in the transformation of the company’s operating model and culture. He led the transformation of the human resources function to become a true business partner, focusing on high-value processes and reducing delivery costs of human resources services. Additional corporate leadership roles include chief human resources officer for DTE Energy in Detroit and the senior human resources executive for Fisher Guide Division of General Motors.
Prior to his executive leadership positions, Haven held key assignments in manufacturing, labor relations, executive compensation, policy development, employee relations, succession planning, and leadership development. Haven owned and operated a Chevrolet dealership in South Carolina and has an MBA from the Michigan State Advanced Management Program.