Jessica NolinTalent Leader, UiPath
Maigen RoweDirector Global Employee Experience, Allegion
Brad WilkinsVice President of People, Collibra
Scott DimmickChief Human Resources Officer, Lakeland Regional Health
From high-profile companies to local entrepreneur business structures in her home town of Palmer, Alaska, Jessica Nolin currently serves her clients as an experienced talent and human resources developer and strategic advisor.
She found her tireless work ethic and cultivated a rich networking community in facilitating personal and professional growth for America’s rising independent females while volunteering for Miss Universe Organization, including while being crowned as Miss Alaska USA, 2009.
Jessica established her early career within Nordstrom, then
CHANEL in New York, working for nearly 7 years. Presently serving as Talent Branding Partnerships Leader at UiPath, global headquarters, Park Ave. New York City
Living in New York, NY, she takes pride and excels in being a single-mother, raising the next generation of empowered female presence, and contributor to fledgling concept company project, Current Avant.
Maigen Rowe is the Director of Global Employee Experience for Allegion.
At her core, Maigen is primarily responsible for fostering the Allegion culture, with a focus on driving employee engagement and strengths around the world. She understands that to better the customer experience and the organization, employees need to bring their best selves to work – and that the best ideas don’t come from the status quo, but rather from building and celebrating diversity. To that end, she has become integrated across the entire employee experience, from the first contact with talent acquisition through the rest of the employee lifecycle. Maigen is passionate about helping people discover their natural talents to achieve their full potential to deliver outstanding business performance.
Maigen holds a BA in French and Mass Communication from Anderson University and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. Maigen resides in Indianapolis, IN.
Bradford is the Chief People Officer for Altisource (NASDAQ: ASPS) where he built and oversees the People Solutions function globally for employees in North America, South America, Europe, India and the Philippines. Bradford specializes in innovative, business-oriented HR and talent-management strategies at growing and evolving companies. He has held architecture responsibilities for multiple integrated talent departments, incorporating HR, talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards and organizational development across a variety of industries and company sizes. In his previous role as Vice President, Talent Management and HR Services at Adcap, the company was recognized two years in a row as the #1 Overall Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the “Best and Brightest” and was named a top three company in the U.S. overall for its hiring practices by TheLadders.com. Bradford was named the “2019 HR Rising Star” in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of the Top 25 HR “Game Changers” Under 40 globally by Workforce Magazine and the #1 Recruiter in the U.S. by TheLadders.com and the SHRM-Atlanta Pegasus Award. He has been a featured speaker for Featured speaker for Talent Management Alliance, LinkedIn, TheLadders, Workforce Live, TLNT, ALI, Conference Board and published in multiple publications including an interview in Forbes and an article in Talent Management Magazine. Bradford received his degree from the University of Maryland-College Park and currently lives in Brookhaven with wife Marissa and son Jonah.
Scott Dimmick is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with a large health system in central Florida. He has held senior roles in Human Resources with several large Fortune 500 companies and has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry. Scott has facilitated over 200 leadership development workshops covering numerous management topics. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University. He has researched and written on the topics of high performance work systems, leadership, organizational change, talent management, and innovation. Scott is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources via the Human Resources Certification Institute, and a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management. He has completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and serves on the American Management Association’s Advisory Council for Healthcare Human Resource Executives.
Tim ToterhiVP Human Resources and Author of The HR Guide to Getting and Crushing Your Dream Job and The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting
Dr. Robert MelloySenior People Scientist, Culture Amp
Jamey LutzSenior Vice President Performance Excellence, Atlantic Capital Bank
Kevin GoberSenior Director Employee & Guest Experience, Atlanta Hawks
Tim Toterhi is not your usual HR guy. He’s passionate about slashing bureaucracy and rethinking old thinking. He is a TEDx speaker, certified executive coach, and the author of several books including The HR Guide to Getting and Crushing Your Dream Job and The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting.
As a Project Management Professional (PMP) and CHRO with 20 years of management experience in the Americas, Europe, and Asia he craves practical solutions and tangible results. His goal is fewer forms and more function. He lives by the mantra: Learn, Teach, Rinse, Repeat.
Dr. Robert Melloy
Robert works shoulder-to-shoulder with clients throughout their employee feedback journey to design listening strategies, interpret data, and take action. He conducts seminars, webinars, and masterclasses helping to educate fellow People Geeks with thought leadership and industry best practices. Robert publishes external research articles on employee motivation and wellbeing, vocational interests, and organizational culture.
Jamey Lutz is an accomplished performance strategist, speaker and thought leader. He has more than 25 years of experience in employee and customer-centric organizations such as The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Forrest Performance Group, HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation and The Orlando Magic NBA basketball team.
In his current role as SVP, Performance Excellence at Atlantic Capital, Jamey oversees all learning activities, including the bank’s in-house leadership development and talent management program. He also manages Atlantic Capital’s culture transformation strategies, which were instrumental in the company being honored as 2019 recipients of the American Banker Best Banks to Work For and Atlanta Business Chronicle Best Places to Work awards. Prior to joining Atlantic Capital, Jamey was a trainer and discipline lead for Forrest Performance Group’s award-winning Service Unleashed customer experience training program. During this time he also specialized in client-based executive coaching and cultural design/deployment engagements.
From 2012 to 2016, Jamey was a regional performance improvement leader at Ritz-Carlton, where he facilitated culture and process improvement projects for 27 luxury resorts and hotels. During his tenure with The Ritz-Carlton, the company was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Jamey also previously served as an external speaking ambassador for the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, and he continues to be a sought after speaker and facilitator across numerous industries.
Kevin is an experienced professional that lives his passion by leading and inspiring individuals to move their organizations through cultural transformations. He has served 25 years in the customer experience space, with approximately 20 years as a leader within the Retail and Sports & Entertainment industries and 5 years as a Business Consultant.
As a John Maxwell certified Speaker, Coach, Trainer, Kevin has gained the knowledge and experience to provide keen business insights to all levels within organizations, thus providing Executives, leaders of leaders, subject matter experts and front-line staff with the capacity to enhance employee engagement and create an exceptional and consistent customer experience, both internally and externally.
During his time at Disney Institute, Kevin partnered with multiple NFL, NBA, a variety of Retail and Automotive organizations as well as Institutions of Higher Learning sharing leadership and employee/customer service best practices.
Of all the experiences and accomplishments Kevin has achieved, guiding organizations and its leaders through cultural and learning transformations has been and continues to be accomplished via his innate ability to develop meaningful and healthy relationships.
Donald SandelFounder, GoPositiv
Darrick PaulChief People Officer, MUSC Health
Dr. Natalie BaumgartnerChief Workforce Scientist, Achievers
Christine MilesFounder and CEO, EQuipt
Education: Mr. Sandel has a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University. Since graduation, he has amassed a number of highly specialized certificates in Human Performance Improvement, Training, Leadership Development, Coaching and recently completed a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology.
Experience: Don’s expertise is in the field leadership development and how being happy, optimistic and positive links to higher performance. He is a sought after speaker on the topic, often speaking at national and global conferences, and has been published nationally. He is currently the Founder of GoPositiv, but has spent a quarter century leading talent development for such companies as Astellas Pharma, Allscripts, and United Airlines. He has also consulted for such organizations as Wintrust Bank, Chicago Historical Museum, Uptown National Bank, Profitability, DX Learning, and Rhythm Pharma.
Professional Affiliations: Don is active in ATD, CCATD, and the Executive Learning Exchange and is on the board of the Liautaud Institute. Don is also a volunteer with his church, community, and an avid reader, often found reading books about neuroscience.
Darrick T. Paul is the Chief People Officer at MUSC-H, which is one of South Carolina’s largest provider of healthcare services. Darrick’s broad-reaching HR command spans across HR operations, talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, and culture change in several sectors (healthcare transportation, hospitality, banking, retail industry and in the military).
His forte is in the ability to tap into his expert-level financial acumen, human capital management, and leadership influence to support growth agendas for maximum value creation.
Regarded as an active listener, Darrick is the type of leader who weighs different opinions and analyzes from a heightened perspective. He is a consensus builder speaking the language of diverse internal and external stakeholders, reaching breakthrough human capital management success.
Dr. Natalie Baumgartner
Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is an engagement and culture thought leader and evangelist. She has
spent her career translating engagement and culture research into SaaS based software,
helping organizations to achieve high performance. Dr. Baumgartner holds a PhD in Clinical
Psychology with a specialization in Strength-Based Psychology. She serves on several boards,
including that of the Consulting Psychology division of the APA, and has long advised senior
leaders on issues related to culture and engagement. Dr. Baumgartner is a popular speaker and
regularly engages audiences on topics related to the employee experience – including a TEDx
talk on the importance of culture fit.
To simplify, my passion, my one word is UNDERSTANDING, because I believe it’s the
greatest differentiator to success.
Christine Miles, CEO and Founder of EQuipt has been serving organizations for 3 decades by building emotional intelligence to drive results and build a culture of empathy. The ability to understand is the key to success. Christine learned early in life from her mother’s adversity that everyone has a story. That grew into a passion to understand people. Her father, an entrepreneur, instilled in her the love of business. Christine received her M.S. Ed. In Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of The Art of the Nudge, Unlocking Your Hidden Potential, is a Speaker, Radio Show host on Executive Leader’s Radio, and creator of The Listening Path™, a game changing approach to understanding.
James VogtDirector Operations, BTD Manufacturing
Dr. Jack WileyChief Scientific Officer, Engage2Excel
James serves as the Director of Operations for the Dawsonville Georgia manufacturing facility at BTD, a contract metal fabricator and a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for all production and warehouse operations at the BTD-Georgia facility.
James has been with BTD for 27 years. During his tenure with the organization, he has had a variety of roles, including: Setup Operator, Shift Lead, Fabrication Supervisor, Weld Supervisor, Master Planner, Rhino Pallet Manager, Plant Manager, Planning and Lean Manager, Vice President of Continuous Improvement and Planning, and Vice President of Operations. He has spent the majority of his time at the Detroit Lakes, MN facilities, however spent several years working with the Lakeville facility and a year and half at the Washington, IL plant.
James has extensive training in Lean, 5S and leadership development from organizations like Lean Mastery, Dale Carnegie, Toastmasters, and TWI. James also is a Certified Welder through ASME.
James likes to spend time with his wife, three daughters, grandson and two dogs. James jokes that his wife’s favorite hobby is to get home improvement ideas from DIY Network and Pinterest, so he has been able to spend lots of time doing his favorite hobbies: carpentry and landscaping. James is an avid fisher and hunter. He likes to ice fish for pike on Lake of the Woods and catch walleye on Devils Lake in the summer. He also enjoys walking down pheasant in South Dakota, bow hunting white tails in Minnesota or Georgia, mule deer in the badlands of North Dakota and elk in the mountains of Idaho and Montana. James gives back to the communities he lives in. He is an event planner/executer for the Boys and Girls Club to raise money for the club, chaired a committee to raise $6 million dollars to build a new Club and has been a volunteer emcee at fundraisers for the Fire Department, Soccer Club, and Polar Fest. He is currently involved with Georgia’s LCC and supporting local needs in Dawsonville. James and his wife live in Dawsonville, GA.
Dr. Jack Wiley
Dr. Jack Wiley is an award-winning organizational psychologist, researcher, author and leadership consultant. For more than three decades, he has focused on two big research questions: What do employees most want? What organizational factors best promote employee engagement, performance confidence and business success? In his upcoming book, The Employee-Centric Manager, Jack will present the results and actionable takeaways from a decade-long investigation. A groundbreaking analysis with enormous practical implications, The Employee-Centric Manager will offer easy-to-follow guidance that managers can put into action immediately to improve employee engagement, retention and productivity. Jack received his doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee, is a licensed consulting psychologist and the winner of a lifetime achievement award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).