Alisha Kalous is Togo Group’s Chief People Officer, providing strategic direction, management, and operations for the global human resources programs for Togo Group and the Togo Group family of companies. Reporting to CEO Danny Hest in her role on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Alisha will continue the company’s move towards “one pack” made up of entrepreneurial, local offices around the world.
Alisha is an accomplished HR leader whose skills are rooted in her practical experience at the executive level and as an HR consultant and business owner. She recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer with the Chicago-based real estate investor and property management company, Waterton. She began her career in human resources in the hospitality sector, which included a management role at Hyatt Hotels where she managed HR programs to successfully launch new brands within the Hyatt portfolio.
Having led teams and supported numerous clients as an external partner through her HR consulting practice, Alisha brings a valuable perspective to the Togo Group family that’s based on more than 21 years of “been-there, done-that” experience. Her approach to building teams that align with company goals, values, and culture is based on an approach that prioritizes self-reflection, accountability, and authenticity.
Alisha is a skilled strategist, leader, coach, and speaker. She holds a degree from George Williams College in Business Leadership with a minor in Communication and numerous certifications, including her PHR Certification. Alisha is Hogan Assessments Certified, a Certified Coach and is a Certified Predictive Index Assessment Analyst.
Rarely ever straying too far from some large body of water, it should be no surprise that Alisha’s extracurriculars often take her boating, floating, or snorkeling somewhere the temperature permits. In the warmer months of summer, that means floating on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin, where she grew up. In the colder months, Alisha travels south to Belize, a favorite vacation spot and the location of a longtime getaway, for snorkeling and boating.
Alisha is based in Togo Group’s Chicago headquarters.