Speakers

Jessica Nolin

Jessica Nolin

Talent Leader, UiPath

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

Maigen Rowe

Director Global Employee Experience, Allegion

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.

 

Brad Wilkins

Brad Wilkins

Chief People Officer, Altisource

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.

Derrick Barton

Derrick Barton

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Talent Solutions

Derrick Barton is one of the world’s leading experts in the practical implementation of talent practices. When the best companies have to solve big talent issues, they call Derrick.
His pragmatic approach helps organizations like Baylor Healthcare, General Electric, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, John Deere, EMC, DOD, FEMA, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Unilever implement “real” solutions needed to deliver over 601 Million dollars of incremental results.
Derrick is the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for TALENT SOLUTIONS – the elite partner equipping organizations to make sure TALENT joins, engages, contributes, innovates and stays.
Derrick has a wealth of experience gained through leadership roles within manufacturing, telecommunications, and the high tech business segments. He has provided thought leadership for the Human Capital Institute and Center for Human Capital Innovation and headed up the HR, Training, and OD functions within multiple Fortune 100 Companies.

His upcoming book – Engaging TALENT: A Field Guide shows the work he did with 60,000 leaders to improve talent results and increase organization performance. He truly has seen what it takes to impact global talent results by working with top business leaders and frontline managers from virtually every part of the world.
Derrick is a BGSU graduate with BSBA and MOD degrees. Delivering pragmatic, straightforward messages have become his trademark.

Scott Dimmick

Scott Dimmick

Chief Human Resources Officer, Lakeland Regional Health

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 Toterhi

Tim Toterhi

VP Human Resources and Author of The HR Guide to Getting and Crushing Your Dream Job and The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting

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.

Jamey Lutz

Jamey Lutz

Senior Vice President Performance Excellence, Atlantic Capital Bank

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.


Daniel Harding

Daniel Harding

Director Global Compensation, Globalfoundries

Dan is the Senior Leader, Total Rewards and Employee Relations at MVP Health Care in Schenectady, NY.  He has been at MVP since 2012.  Prior to joining MVP, Dan worked for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, GA working on Global Compensation and Benefits.  He holds his SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP and GRP certifications.  He has presented at National conferences for Merrill Lynch, CEB/Gartner and MetLife as well as at both the 2016 and 2019 WorldatWork National Total Rewards conferences.  He sits on the MetLife Client Advisory Board as well as the Total Rewards Expert Council for WorldatWork.  While at MVP, Dan has implemented many process and plan design improvements across both his scope for Total Rewards as well his expanded scope into Employee Relations.  These include being quoted in Employee Benefit News for 401(k) plan design as well as an article published in Bloomberg (BNA.com) highlighting the successful Journey to Well-Being program at MVP Health Care.

Dr. Bob Nelson

Dr. Bob Nelson

Best Selling Author and President, Nelson Motivation

The leading authority on employee recognition, engagement and retention in the world and president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training & consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their employee recognition practices, programs and systems. He’s an Executive Strategist for HR Issues who has consulted with 80 percent of the Fortune 500 & co-founded Recognition Professionals International. He’s a long-term collaborator & confidante of Dr. Ken Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager” and currently a personal coach for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the World’s #1-ranked Executive Coach.

Awards & Accolades include:

  • Leading Authority & “Consultant’s Consultant” for Recognition & Rewards by HR TECH Outlook magazine
  • Senior Fellow for Human Capital by The Conference Board
  • Top Thought Leader by the Best Practice Institute
  • Top 20 Global Management Guru by Global Gurus
  • Top Global Employee Engagement Influencer by EE Awards

Dr. Bob has sold 5 million books on management and employee recognition & rewards, including 1501 Ways to Reward Employees (now in its 64th printing), The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, The Management Bible, and his latest book, 1001 Ways to Engage Employees. His books have been translated into 37 languages.

Has presented on six continents and appears extensively in the national media including CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, NPR, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, BusinessWeek and Inc. magazines to discuss how to best motivate today’s employees. He writes a blog for executives for The Conference Board as well monthly columns for Incentive and Inc. magazines.

Has an MBA in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley and a PhD in management with the late, great Dr. Peter Drucker, “The Father of Modern Management,” at the Drucker Graduate Management School where his doctoral dissertation was on “Factors that Encourage or Inhibit the Use of Employee Recognition by U.S. Managers.” Lecturer for the MBA program at the Rady School of Management at the University of California in San Diego.

Kevin Gober

Kevin Gober

Senior Director Employee & Guest Experience, Atlanta Hawks

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.

Angela J. White

Angela J. White

Senior Vice President Teammate Experience, Truist

Angela Johnson White, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – (angela.johnsonwhite@suntrust.com)Angela is a Senior Vice President and heads the Employee Experience and Engagement Practice for SunTrust Banks, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia where she been an HR leader for the past 12 years. During her tenure with SunTrust, Angela has been an HR Business Partner supporting the Private Wealth Management Team, managed the Employee Relations Group and served as the HR Policy and Practice Lead. Prior to joining SunTrust, Angela was the Senior HR Business Partner for Wescom Credit Union and previously held the position of Managing Director for INROADS/San Diego, Inc.

Angela brings more than 25 years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in today’s ever-changing business environment. She has a broad-based background in the areas of employee engagement and inclusion, performance management, leadership coaching, policy development and risk management. Angela has a BS in Management from Purdue University and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Executive Leadership and Emory University’s Goizueta Executive Women’s Leadership Programs. She is also a graduate of LEAD San Diego, an organization whose purpose is to provide balanced, issue-oriented programming that informs and inspires leadership and civic engagement on regional issues.

Angela is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), is an active member in the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) and a volunteer for Junior Achievement of Georgia. Angela speaks basic conversational Spanish.

 

Angela relocated to Atlanta, GA from Southern California in 2006 and currently resides in Cobb County.

 

Al Carlson

Al Carlson

Vice President Talent Management and Leadership Development, BTD Manufacturing

Al is a 25 year HR veteran who is in a dual role of the Vice President of Talent Management & Leadership Development with BTD Manufacturing, and Director of Talent Management and Leadership Development with BTD’s parent company, Otter Tail Corporation.   Al joined Otter Tail Corporation in April of 2013.  Prior to joining Otter Tail Corporation, he was with Pella Corporation for 27 years with his last position being the senior manager of leadership and organizational development overseeing the development of 8,000 plus employees.   In a duel role, he also served as the Pella Direct Sales Network Organization Development Leader with its 6,000 independent employees. A graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University, with a Masters of Business Leadership degree from William Penn University, he has held positions in manufacturing, sales and human resources during his career. Al is a master communicator, equally at ease with senior executives, independent business owners, line managers and production workers. Over the years, he has presented to audiences numbering from single figures to many hundreds, in locations as diverse as ballrooms, boardrooms, executive suites, college campuses, company cafeterias and assembly lines.  Al is a go-to resource for everything to do with corporate growth and development.

Eli Doster

Eli Doster

Vice President Talent Strategy, Insight Global

Eli Doster is the Vice President of Talent Strategy at Insight Global where he oversees talent acquisition, Insight Global University, employer branding, and company culture. Insight Global only promotes from within, so hiring, training, and culture collectively play critical roles in the success of the organization, all of which have combined to fuel the growth of the company. Mr. Doster has played a key role in architecting these programs, and his sole purpose at the organization is to help all of Insight Global’s people grow personally, professionally, and financially. Insight Global is one of the fastest growing and largest staffing firms in North America, and is consistently ranked a best place to work in North America.

Donald Sandel

Donald Sandel

Founder, GoPositiv

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.

 

Dr. Robert Melloy

Dr. Robert Melloy

Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp

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.

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