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President/CEO – HR, Benefit Consultant

Chris has been a Consultant in Alberta since 1981, and has extensive experience in the management of change processes as they impact human resource, employee benefits, and pensions. With both HR and Benefits, he has a unique perspective on how to make improvements in the workplace. He is also pleased to be a busy community volunteer.

With a small permanent staff and network of Associates, Hylton is pleased to consult on a variety of HR and benefit matters for organizations and unions. Assignments have included reviewing the HR and benefit practices at a municipal organization, and review of the compensation practices of large employers, and an employee satisfaction survey for a not for profit organization.

Whether the focus is fostering change or improving service, the results produced have achieved the desired goals. Chris has been particularly successful in modifying programs to make them more effective. Using tools such as focus groups and customer service surveys, changes have been positive and valued.

Chris has pioneered pilot programs designed to provide compensation and benefits programs to employees in a variety of industries.

Chris has a long record of community service and has served as trustee of the Bethany Care Society, and the Local Authorities Pension Board, which provides pension benefits to the majority of public sector employees in the province of Alberta. In addition he has been active with the following:

  • Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Committee Member
  • EASNA, EAPA, and CEAPA Board Member
  • Calgary International Film Festival, Volunteer
  • Microcredit program for Foundation for Women in Liberia

Chris is a graduate of Queen’s and Laval Universities, with degrees in Political Science. He is a contributor to the Calgary Human Resource Association’s Perspective magazine, and has been a speaker and contributor to local and national print, and electronic media.

He appeared on CBC PrimeTime News as a panelist, discussing the funding arrangements of the Canada Pension Plan.


Lisa Peckham,


Lisa brings a broad range of expertise to CG Hylton. Not only does Lisa have extensive bookkeeping and accounting, but is very adept at conducting HR reviews, revising benefit plans, and loves doing workshops! Lisa is quick to get to the heart of organizational issues, and provide innovative solutions.

She works closely with clients in the areas of benefits administration, salary surveys, and employee assistance plans to ensure your requests are looked after promptly. She is familiar with the keys to organizational success and has recently completed the working of the admin and payroll system for a variety of organizations.

Lisa is very good at interviewing members, and rapidly gains their trust. Lisa’s friendly, outgoing, and ready & willing style can help you meet the needs of your members and staff.

Hylton staff

Kim Smith,

HR / Labour Relations Consultant, CPHR Associate

With over 17 years of Human Resources experience, Kim’s HR credentials support repeated success, implementing best practices and building successful recruitment and HR functions. Kim’s HR competencies prove the ability to build credible partnerships while influencing meaningful relationships with both Executive staff, Stakeholders, Business Partners and their employees. Kim’s judgment is sound and always integral, especially in events that require change management.

While supporting clients in several industries including First Nation, Post- Secondary, Oil and Gas, Municipalities just to name a few, Kim has developed and executed HR business strategies for companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to globally recognized brands, supporting large name brand companies. Her HR expertise provides competencies in onboarding, recruitment, investigations, labour laws, employment standards, compensation programs, employee benefits, performance management, progressive discipline, training and development, various HIRS systems, policy development, and occupational health & safety compliance measures for both unionized and non-unionized groups.

As of 2015, Kim has been considered a valuable associate with CG Hylton, providing HR services to several clients, as the Human Resources and Labour Relations Consultant.  She analyzes HR and business practices to recommend improvements and the development of policies and procedures. She supports the organization’s implementation efforts to ensure the proper alignment between resources, employees, and the company’s revenue driven strategies.


Carrie Holte,


Carrie brings a broad range of expertise to CG Hylton. She works closely with staff in the areas of benefits administration, salary surveys, and employee assistance plans to ensure office responsibilities are looked after promptly. She is familiar space with the keys to organizational success based on strong administration skills. Carrie an Alberta gal was born in Wainwright and grew up around the Central Alberta area having graduated from Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park, and then Lakeland College in Vermilion, where she received certification in Animal Health Technology and a degree in Agriculture. Her interests include Genealogy and has proudly traced her roots back to the year 1250 in Norway. She also enjoys playing the piano and camping and fishing in the mountains with her family. She was a volunteer for Scouts Canada for 6 years and now spends a great deal of her time at the local hockey rink watching her son play for Shaw Meadows Bantam team.


Adriane Whitney

Consultant/Policy Writing

Adriane Whitney is pleased to assist our clients with their freelance HR and Policy writing projects. She has great skill at developing and implementing clearly defined Human Resources policies and procedures. Her writing is designed to improve the efficacy of the organization and the people within.


Sol Castro

Compensation Consultant

Sol is professional, motivated, organized, energetic and results-driven. She has strong analytical and communication skills and is a certified facilitator. Along with her strong negotiation and people skills, she is very adept at conducting compensation and HR reviews. She is pleased to work with organizations to develop sound salary grids and organizational structures.

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