If you are an industry expert with years of experience and would welcome the opportunity to strengthen your reputation as a thought leader, we would love to hear from you.

Our Speaker Faculty is constantly evolving, for consideration or to nominate an industry leader, please call us at 416-829-6500 or email us at info@executiveplatforms.com.

Please check back as our speaker faculty is frequently updated.



2020 Speakers

Julie Murphy
EVP, People at Walmart
Julie Murphy is executive vice president of People for Walmart U.S., supporting 1.5 million associates across the United States. Her responsibilities include overseeing and empowering all Walmart U.S. Home Office and store associates, including merchandising, marketing […]
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Sergio Ezama
Chief Talent Officer and CHRO Global Functions and Groups at PepsiCo
Sergio is currently SVP Chief Talent Officer and CHRO Global Functions and Groups, PepsiCo, based in Purchase, (New York). Sergio joined PepsiCo in Spain in 2001 and enjoyed a rich and diverse number of experiences in […]
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Lars Minns
Chief Human Resources Officer, NAFTA at Mercedes Benz
Lars N. Minns is currently the Head of HR for Mercedes-Benz, USA’s with responsibility for the US, Canada, and Mexico. He joined the company in March 2015.  He currently leads the organization in designing, implementing, and […]
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Melissa Howell
Chief Human Resources Officer at Kellogg’s
Melissa Howell has been Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Kellogg Company, since June 2016. She is a member of Kellogg Company’s executive committee. Prior to joining Kellogg, Ms. Howell was Chief Human Resources Officer […]
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Eric Hutcherson
Chief Human Resources Officer at National Basketball Association (NBA)
Eric Hutcherson leads the NBA’s Human Resources department, managing a team that drives the NBA’s global workforce strategy built on a commitment to attracting, retaining, developing and engaging top talent for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G […]
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Alastair Macdonald
SVP, Human Resources at Nestlé
Alastair Macdonald is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and is a member of the Business Executive Team and reports directly to the President & CEO of Nestlé Canada. Alastair is responsible for championing organizational and transformational […]
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Kathy Russell
Chief People Officer at The Nature’s Bounty Company
Kathy Russell is Chief People Officer at The Nature’s Bounty Co. Kathy joined the company in May 2013 as the Northeast Senior Human Resources Director. She went on to lead the North American Consumer Packaged Goods […]
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Melissa Harper
SVP, Talent & Inclusion at Bayer AG
In this leadership role, Melissa is responsible for developing, transforming and executing global talent strategies that drive a high-performance culture of innovation and inclusion at Bayer. Melissa brings her nearly 10 years’ experience at Monsanto, acquired […]
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Charles Bendotti
SVP, People & Culture at Philip Morris International
Mr. Bendotti joined Philip Morris International in Lausanne in 1999 as Business Analyst. From 2000 until 2006, he served in various cross-functional roles in Marketing & Sales and Business Development in different markets of the Eastern […]
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Patrick Curry
Head of Partnering & Operations, Americas at The LEGO Group
Pat has been with the LEGO Group since 2012 and is currently the Head of Partnering & Operations for the Americas. In this capacity he serves as the People Operations lead for the LEGO Group’s Americas […]
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Sharon Goodwine
SVP, Human Resources at Wells Fargo
Sharon Goodwine is an executive vice president of Human Resources (HR) at Wells Fargo, leading the Enterprise Talent team. She is responsible for a holistic end-to-end view of enterprise talent planning while she and her team […]
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Craig Robinson
EVP, Chief Diversity Officer at NBCUniversal Inc.
Craig Robinson is Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal. He reports directly to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Robinson is responsible for defining and building a corporate culture that values diversity of backgrounds, talent, […]
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Chevalier Cleaves
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Chevy Cleaves is the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.  A four-time CDIO (Higher Ed, Industry, Government, R&D), Chevy is an experienced and transformational executive leader skilled in […]
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Celeste R. Warren
VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence at Merck
Celeste Warren is Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence. As the leader for Merck’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, she is responsible for working with Merck’s global leaders to advance and […]
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Stefond Harris
VP Human Capital Strategy at UPS
Stefond began his UPS career in 1984 in the Missouri District as a part-time package handler. While in the district, he held a variety of operations and staff assignments before concentrating his focus on Human Resources. […]
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Tiffanie Boyd
 VP Human Resources Supply Chain at General Mills
Tiffanie Boyd is currently Vice President of Human Resources for the global Supply Chain at General Mills.  She has more than 20 years of experience in HR and is known for her ability to build talent […]
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Mayank Bhatnagar
VP & Global HR Head at GE Capital Aviation Services
Mayank Bhatnagar is Executive Vice President, Human Resources of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the $40 billion commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE. As head of HR for GECAS, Mayank is responsible for people […]
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Pat Rowan
Global HR Director at Procter & Gamble
Since joining P&G in 1987, Pat Rowan has worked in a variety of Site, Regional and Global Human Resources roles within our Product Supply (PS) organization throughout the U.S. She earned her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology […]
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Jennifer Saavedra
SVP, Human Resources at Dell Technologies
As SVP of Dell Technologies Talent and Culture organization, Jenn accelerates business performance with leading edge strategy, innovation and signature practices across the talent and culture ecosystem including succession planning, learning and development, performance and career, […]
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Rhonda Davenport
Chief People Officer at Cain Watters & Associates
Rhonda Davenport is the Chief People Officer for Cain Watters & Associates (CWA).  She focuses on the design, implementation and execution of meaningful HR strategies to foster a company culture conducive of attracting and inspiring excellence. […]
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Cindy Blendu
Chief Transformation Officer, Chief HR Officer at Clearwater Analytics
Although Cindy’s recent experience is in HR leadership roles, she has held several roles in other areas and beyond traditional HR. Cindy has diverse and hands-on experience in driving large scale change and transformation, including post-merger […]
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Stacey Calvert
VP, Human Resources at GKN Aerospace
After years as a practicing employment lawyer, both as a litigator in a national law firm as well as in-house legal counsel partnering with Human Resources professionals in the aerospace, technology, and manufacturing industries, Stacey Calvert […]
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Erika Lance
SVP of People Operations at KnowBe4
Erika Lance is a distinguished leader with 25+ years of experience in Human Resources. Currently, Erika is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at KnowBe4, one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in the country. […]
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Kate Reed
CHRO - SVP - Head of HR at American Modern Insurance Group
Kate Reed is the Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing human resources, facilities and internal communications functions. Kate began her career at the company in 2001. Starting in the Legal Department as the employment attorney, Kate has […]
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Valerie Fulbright
VP Community Engagement & Program Development at First Home Bank
Valerie is a Human Resources executive with 30 years of HR, Community & Business expertise, in Manufacturing, Telecom, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Currently as VP, Community Engagement & Program Development, at First Home Bank in St. […]
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Fenella Chisholm
SVP, Global People & Organization at Novartis
Fenella Chisholm is SVP and Global Head People & Organization for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR).  In this role, Fenella partners with leadership across the 6000 strong global early discovery science unit to operationalize […]
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Patrice Dudley-Aviles
Sr. Director Global HR Pharma-Tech Operations at Genentech
Patrice Dudley Aviles has led executives in Fortune 100 to success in areas of human resource strategy, organizational effectiveness and diversity inclusion. Spanning nearly 20 years in career management and executive coaching, Patrice has set the […]
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Ina Lankenau
VP Human Resources at The Franklin Institute
Ina is a senior HR leader with 20 years of experience leading and supporting cultural transformations for some of the most complex organizations in the U.S. including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cedars-Sinai Health Systems, Deloitte Consulting […]
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Jennifer Carpenter
VP Talent Acquisition at Delta Air Lines, Inc.
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Brandi Khoury
Head of Internal & External Resourcing – Americas at Shell
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Jim Viola
CHRO at Party City
Jim Viola is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Party City Retail Group, responsible for providing the leadership for all HR value streams and supporting a talent culture that drives the strategic business objectives of the […]
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James Johnstone
SVP HR at WWE
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Christine Krull
Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Roche
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Carlos Cubia
Global Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens
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Karla Younger
VP HR Services at The Coca-Cola Company
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Elizabeth Musico
VP Talent Acquisition at McKesson
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Laura Blythe
HR Leader NA Vision Care at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
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Mary Flesch
Regional Human Resources Director at Tutera Senior Living & Health Care
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Sue Wall
VP Human Resources at Chapters Health System
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Sandy Buchanich
VP of Human Resources at Byrne Electrical
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Jon Tice
VP of Global HR at IMMI
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Modeane Walker
Deputy Director & Chief of Staff at City of Houston
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Mary Eaton
Director, HR Operations at Capital One
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Denise Brownlee
Global VP HR at GKN Powder Metallurgy
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Katie Spahnie
VP, Human Resources and Safety at Midwest Industrial Supply Inc
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Padma Thiruvengadam
Chief Human Resources Officer at Takeda
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Samantha Rogers
Head of Human Resources Operations at VIVO Cannabis Inc.
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2019 Speakers

Stephane Charbonnier
Chief Human Resources Officer at L’Oréal USA
Stephane Charbonnier is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for L’Oréal USA, as of February 2017. In this role, Mr. Charbonnier is responsible for driving leadership and learning initiatives, developing talent […]
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Rhian Grespan
SVP, People and Development, Global Corporate Shared Services and Supply Chain plus NY/NJ Facilities at Ralph Lauren
Rhian Grespan is SVP, People and Development, Global Corporate Shared Services and Supply Chain plus NY/NJ Facilities at Ralph Lauren Corporation. She leads a team of P&D professionals providing strategic business leadership for over 5,000 employees […]
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Mike Prutting
Chief Human Resources Officer and VP IT & Travel at FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation
Mike Prutting is Chief Human Resources Officer and VP IT & Travel for FUJIFILM Holding American Corporation, based in Valhalla, New York.  He has enjoyed a notable career at Fujifilm, where he has led numerous, significant […]
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Cindy Carlisle
VP Human Resources, Commercial Operations at Roche
As Vice President of Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Cindy Carlisle is the Human Resources leader of the North America region for the Diagnostics division of Roche, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. She is also a member of the […]
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Angela Roseboro
Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dropbox
Responsibilities Angela Roseboro is the Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dropbox.  She is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and actions to drive inclusion and belonging as well as ensuring […]
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Larry Brand
Chief Human Resources Officer at Elkay
Larry Brand serves as Chief Human Resources Officer at Elkay Manufacturing, a 100-year old global producer and designer of sinks, water delivery systems, cabinets, and restaurant interior systems with over 5,000 employees worldwide. He is a […]
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Barbie Winterbottom
Chief People Officer (CHRO) at BIC Graphic North America
A strategic and insightful business leader with experience building healthy, people centered cultures and strong diverse leadership teams in fast-paced, goals-driven corporate environments. I have built and realigned HR teams to meet the needs of very […]
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Laura Robblee
VP, People + Places at GoPro
Laura Robblee has served as GoPro’s Vice President of People + Places since May 2017 and as Senior Director of People from June 2015 to May 2017. From November 2013 until May 2015, Ms. Robblee served […]
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Camye Mackey
SVP and Chief People Officer at Atlanta Hawks
Camye Mackey is the first Chief People Officer for the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. As the company’s top Human Resources executive, Ms. Mackey leads the team responsible for strategic development and implementation of the People […]
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Mike Clementi
VP, Human Resources – North America & Global Customer Development at Unilever
Mike Clementi began his career with Unilever in 1994 as a management trainee. His passion for creating an emotional connection between employees and Unilever has led him to work across multiple divisions and geographies acquiring a […]
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Jon Williamson
VP, Head of Human Resources, North America at Johnson & Johnson
Jon Williamson is the Head of Human Resources for Johnson & Johnson North America. In this role, Jon has strategic oversight of the Human Resources function across the J&J Enterprise in the United States, Canada and […]
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Ancy Paul
VP and Head of People & Culture at United Nations Foundation
As Vice President and Head of People & Culture, Ancy Paul leads the Foundation’s work on talent acquisition and development, organizational culture, workforce diversity and inclusion, and benefits administration and management. Ancy has over 17 years […]
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Michelle Williamson
VP, People and Culture at Levi Strauss & Co.
Michelle Williamson is the Vice President of People and Culture for Levi Strauss & Co. She partners with the business to deliver people solutions that meet the company’s needs, engage employees, and make LS&Co. a great […]
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Tiffanie Boyd
VP Human Resources- Supply Chain at General Mills
Tiffanie Boyd is currently Vice President of Human Resources for the global Supply Chain at General Mills.  She has more than 20 years of experience in HR and is known for her ability to build talent […]
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Meg Newman
Chief Human Resources Officer at Keurig Dr Pepper
Meg Newman is Chief Human Resources Officer for Keurig Dr Pepper. She joined Keurig Green Mountain in 2017 as Chief Human Resources Officer, prior to which she served as Chief People Officer of Home Depot Supply. […]
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Megan Taylor
Sr. Director, Employee Experience at Adobe
As Senior Director of Business Partnering within Adobe’s Employee Experience organization, Megan Taylor has helped reshape the employee experience as the company has transformed its business model and global presence. While at Adobe, Megan has acted […]
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Mayank Bhatnagar
VP & Global HR Head at GE Capital Aviation Services
Mayank Bhatnagar is Executive Vice President, Human Resources of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the $40 billion commercial aircraft financing and leasing unit of GE. As head of HR for GECAS, Mayank is responsible for people […]
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Rob Sklans
Former Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Innophos
Rob Sklans is a business leader and trusted adviser to executive teams and boards of large, global companies, and an architect of skilled, productive, and high-engagement workforces, with 20+ years of experience serving the health care, […]
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Alan Schmadtke
Chief People Officer at Launch That
Alan Schmadtke is a writer, leader, strategist, negotiator, collaborator, planner and husband. He is also Chief People Officer at Launch That, LLC, a privately held Orlando-based company that fosters innovation through its digital marketing and technology […]
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Wendy Kagan
EVP, Employee and Community Engagement at BankNewport
Wendy Kagan is the Executive Vice President, Director of Employee and Community Engagement at BankNewport. In her role at BankNewport, Wendy oversees Human Resources, Marketing, Community Relations and Corporate Communications. Wendy has been with BankNewport for […]
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Joan McGrail
VP Human Resources at New Balance Athletics, Inc.
Joan McGrail is a proven Human Resources executive with extensive experience in all facets of HR. She assumed her current role, Vice President of Global Human Resources for New Balance Athletics, Inc., in 2014 and oversees […]
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Kerry Held
Strategy Director, Employee Engagement at Siegel+Gale
Kerry brings 15 years of culture, leadership, customer and employee experience work to Siegel+Gale’s worldwide clients. She is an expert in culture, change management and connecting people to ideas, to each other and to brands. A […]
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Archana Nirwan
Head of HR at Qualcomm
Archana Nirwan is Senior Director, Human Resources of Qualcomm India and is based out of Bengaluru, India. Archana has more than 17 years of experience in varied aspects of human resources management. She has played a […]
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James Parker
VP, Talent Management and Organization Development at Church & Dwight
James Parker is the Vice President – Talent Management & Organization Development at Church & Dwight, a consumer products company with ten power brands including as Arm & Hammer. He is responsible for developing and driving […]
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Michele Bousquet
Head of People + Places at Brandless
Michele Bousquet is Head of People + Places  at Brandless, the San Francisco-based startup that is on a mission to make “better-for-you” quality products more widely accessible and affordable for everyone. Named “Most Innovative Company” by […]
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Jana Lee
Director of Human Resources at DARCARS Automotive Group
Jana Lee’s professional and Human Resources experience spans over 20 years, initially in HR Systems related roles leading to significant large scale, enterprise-wide change management leadership in all areas of HR.  Currently, as a member of […]
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Pat Rowan
Global HR Director at Procter & Gamble
Since joining P&G in 1987, Pat Rowan has worked in a variety of Site, Regional and Global Human Resources roles within our Product Supply (PS) organization throughout the U.S. She earned her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology […]
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Maria Randall
VP, Human Resources at Club Assist
As Vice President Human Resources of Club Assist, Maria has accountability for all HR activities in North America. This includes implementation of all HR initiatives and recommendations on HR strategy, plans, projects and activities, along with […]
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Alison Schoonover
Director, Human Resources at PepsiCo
Alison Schoonover is the HR Director for PepsiCo North American Beverage Manufacturing (NAB). NAB Manufacturing is comprised of all bottling sites throughout North America, including Pepsi, Gatorade, and Tropicana products. In this role, she is responsible […]
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Jeff Zierenberg
VP, Human Resources at Grain Craft
Jeff Zierenberg is the Vice President of Human Resources at Grain Craft, the third largest independent flour milling company in the United States. He joined Grain Craft in 2014 and since that time Jeff has built […]
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Jimmy Zhang
Head of Workforce Strategy and Analytics at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Jimmy Zhang is the Head of Workforce Strategy and Analytics at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. In his role, Jimmy is responsible for establishing the Workforce Strategy and Analytics CoE, with a focus on our strategic workforce planning and […]
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Loreli Wilson
Director of Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Veterans United Home Loans
Loreli Wilson is a University of Missouri graduate. She serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Veterans United Home Loans, directing the diversity and inclusion initiative, including diversity recruitment, programming, and college relations. […]
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Leah Avery
VP Human Resources at Money Mart Financial Services
Leah Avery is a Talent Management leader with 12+ years of diverse HR experience across multiple industries, corporate structures and business life-cycle stages. She is dedicated to finding simple and relevant solutions that allow employees to […]
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Adam Ross
VP of Talent & Organizational Effectiveness at Tenneco
Adam is the Vice President of Talent & Organizational Effectiveness for Tenneco in Lake Forest, IL. He leads Tenneco’s global operations for Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Culture & Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning & Development, and […]
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Lori Garmus
Director, Human Resources at Raytheon
Lori Garmus is the Human Resources Director for Raytheon Missile Systems Core Product Lines and Program Management Excellence. Garmus assumed this role in July 2015, and is responsible for the development and execution of human resources […]
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Helena Josue
VP - Human Resources and Field Capability at The Wendy's Company
Helena Josue is Vice President, Human Resources at The Wendy’s Company, where she oversee the HR teams that lead people and organization initiatives for North America Operations, Marketing/R&D, Global Development and International. Helena joined Wendy’s as […]
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Annie Paquet
VP HR Mexico Power Sports Group & Head of Global BRP HS&S at BRP
Annie Paquet is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources. At BRP since 1997, she is now Vice-President, Human Resources, and as such, oversees all HR matters for BRP’s three facilities […]
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Deby Rossignol
Director, Talent Management and Organization Effectiveness at Eaton Corporation, Electrical Sector
Deby Rossignol leads Talent Management and Organization Effectiveness for Eaton’s Electrical Sector and has enterprise responsibility for engagement and retention at Eaton. She has over twenty years of global experience in the Talent Management field. She […]
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Isis Suria
VP Human Resources at Amerijet International Inc.
Isis Suria, Vice President of Human Resources for Amerijet International, Inc., has dedicated her entire career to the development and administration of Human Resources, with consistent success in the public and private sector. Isis brings more […]
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