2018 Speakers

Conference Speakers

Kristen Bakalar

Talent Developer, Status Quo Disruptor, Workplace Innovator and Diversity Advocator

Kristen has worked in leadership development, human resources, culture, DEI, talent management, career development, empl...Read More

Kia Christian

HR Executive

As a Global HR leader with a strong track record of delivering exceptional results, Kia has a keen ability to drive busi...Read More

Michael S. Cohen

Esquire, Partner, Duane Morris, LP

Michael S. Cohen concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. Michael has trained a...Read More

Connie Geiger

Field Recruiting Leader, gopuff 

Connie leads Field Recruiting for Gopuff, which is a really cool instant delivery startup that is taking over the world...Read More

Rick Grimaldi

Partner, Fisher Phillips

Rick Grimaldi is the author of “Flex” and a partner at Fisher Phillips, one of America’s preeminent labor and empl...Read More

Susan Gunn

Expert Partner at Bain & Company

Susan Gunn is an Expert Partner in Human Capital at Bain & Company and works across their Leadership & Talent and Perfor...Read More

Carolyn Hahn

Chief Human Resources Officer, Professional Plumbing Group

Carolyn heads the overall HR function for a private-equity owned manufacturer and distributor of plumbing parts and solu...Read More

James Hancock

Co-Founder of mwah., HR Consultant of the Year, Investor

James Hancock leads the mwah. Making Work Absolutely Human business across the USA and Americas. He has deep global expe...Read More

Amber Hikes

A social justice advocate, community organizer, the ACLU’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, and an unapologetic queer, black woman

Amber Hikes (she/her they/them) is a social justice advocate, community organizer, and unapologetically queer and Black....Read More

Ragini Holloway

General Partner, The Fund XX

Ragini Holloway joined Affirm nearly 5 years ago when she was hired as the first Head of Talent and Diversity, Equity & ...Read More

Vickie Kozhushchenko

Chief People Officer, IntegriChain

Vickie Kozhushchenko leads IntegriChain’s global People and Culture organization, includi...Read More

Rich Krekstein

Managing Director, NFP Corporate Benefits

With over 15 years of experience, Rich is a recognized industry expert, primarily working with mid- and large-sized empl...Read More

Jeff Reid

Director, JPMorgan & Chase

Jeff Reid currently serves as the Head of Consumer Banking Recruiting. In his prior roles he served as the Head of Execu...Read More

Joe Riddle

Director, Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Joe Riddle is the director of Neurodiversity in the Workplace, a non-profit consultancy program which is responsible for...Read More

Bryan Smith

Co-founder of LEON, Founder of HUMANS Community

Bryan is an ex-Pro Sports Performance coach turned repeat founder and startup advisor. As the co-founder of LEON, an AI-...Read More

Karen Sweeney

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, TruMark

A seasoned executive with over 25 years of senior level banking positions, Sweeney brings experience in organizational d...Read More

Sarah Noll Wilson, M.S., CPCC

CEO/Chief Edge Officer, Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc.

Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc. is on a mission to help leaders build and rebuild teams. Our goal is to empower leaders to under...Read More

Cassandra Worthy

Top Change and Transformation Speaker, Creator and World’s Leading Expert of Change Enthusiasm®, Founder & CEO of Change Enthusiasm® Global, Bestselling Author

Early on in my career, when my company was in the aftermath of a $5B acquisition, I almost quit. Fueled by frustration a...Read More

Andre Young

Leadership & Work/Life Harmony Speaker, Author, Trainer, and Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC

Andre Young is a professional speaker, author, leadership trainer, and Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC....Read More


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