MAYERLAND HARRIS is a seasoned leader with over three decades of combined human resources and store operations experience in the grocery retail industry. As the group vice president of talent for H-E-B, Harris leads the strategic functions of human resources. Those functions include total company compensation, talent acquisition, onboarding, leadership development, training, HR technology, people analytics, and employee connection—including the DEIB function. Additionally, Harris is an executive board member for Favor. Harris is a lifelong learner. She received her undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her MBA from Texas A&M University. Harris is currently pursuing a doctoral degree for learning and organizational change at Baylor University. Harris is a dynamic, influential speaker with expertise in people-centric innovation and thought leadership. She applies a creative thought process and in-depth knowledge of Human Resources to provide unique solutions to complex problems in the people space.