2018 Speakers

Conference Speakers

Heather Herrington, Esq.

Partner, Ritigstein Law, Professional Services Business Development Coach and Trainer, Business Development University, and Chief Advocate of Fun and Certified Training Partner, The Fun Dept.

Heather Herrington is a Partner at Ritigstein Law concentrating her efforts in supporting the firm's business law and em...Read More

Jonathan Grode, Esq.

Practice Director, Green and Spiegel

Jonathan Grode serves as the Practice Director for Green and Spiegel in the United States. Jonathan has worked continuou...Read More

Kimberly S. Reed, CDP

The Corporatepreneur™ Chief Transformational Officer, The Reed Development Group (RDG), LLC

Award winning diversity and inclusion engagement solutions strategist and leading expert and international speaker Kimbe...Read More

Robyn Pollack, Esq.

CEO and Founder, Trellis Consulting LLC

Robyn Forman Pollack, Esq. is CEO and Founder, Trellis Consulting LLC a business strategy firm with an expertise in dive...Read More

Raymond Lee

CEO and Founder, Careerminds

Raymond Lee is the Founder and CEO of Careerminds, a virtual outplacement and retirement coaching company launched in 20...Read More

Gregory L. DeShields

Executive Director, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau – PHLDiversity

Greg DeShields currently serves as the Executive Director at PHLDiversity a division of the Philadelphia Convention and ...Read More

Janine Driver

CEO, The Body Language Institute

Janine Driver is the CEO of the Body Language Institute, the NY Times Best-Selling author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK...Read More

Michael Cohen, Esq.

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

Christine Derenick Lopez, PHR

Chief Administrative Officer, City of Philadelphia

Christine Derenick-Lopez is the CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) for the City of Philadelphia. This office was created...Read More

Barbara Mattleman

Executive Director, Graduate! Philadelphia

Barbara Mattleman is the Executive Director of Graduate! Philadelphia. Under her leadership, Graduate! Philadelphia serv...Read More

Kim Stephens

Vice President of Programs, Philadelphia Education Fund

Kimberly Stephens is the Vice President of Programs at the Philadelphia Education Fund. A strong and passionate advocat...Read More

Kena Sears-Brown

Director, Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Initiatives, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University

Kena Sears-Brown, is Director, Continuing Professional Education and Workforce Initiatives at Goodwin College of Profess...Read More

Deborah Diamond

President, Campus Philly

Deborah joined Campus Philly as its president in 2010 and has led the organization through a period of extraordinary gro...Read More

Mark Genua

Apprenticeship Program Director, Philadelphia Works

Mark Genua is the Apprenticeship Program Director at Philadelphia Works, where he is responsible for providing direction...Read More

Sana’ Rasul

President & Chief Girlfriend, HR Girlfriends

Sana' Rasul is the President & Chief Girlfriend of HR Girlfriends, a Human Resources networking organization dedicated t...Read More

Adena Johnston, MA, MSOD, ACC

VP, Talent Development & Executive Coach, CCI Consulting

Adena Johnston, Vice President for Talent Development with CCI, brings over 25years of corporate and consulting experien...Read More

Meredith Nethercutt

Senior Associate for Member Advocacy, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Meredith Nethercutt is senior associate for member advocacy at the Society for Human Resource Management. Overseeing SHR...Read More

Daniel P. Gallagher

Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Development Executive and Author of “The Self-Aware Leader”

Dan Gallagher is a transformative and results-driven business executive with success developing people, processes and pe...Read More

Michael Brenner, Ed.D.

President, Right Chord Leadership

As founder and president of Right Chord Leadership, Dr. Michael Brenner works with leaders and teams at all levels to am...Read More

Pre-Conference Speakers

Anne Converse Willkomm

Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. Head of Graduate Studies Goodwin College Drexel University

Anne Converse Willkomm is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Department Head of Graduate Studies at Goodwin College...Read More

Stephanie Johnson

Director of Graduate Career Services, Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

Stephanie Johnson joined Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in 2009 and is currently Director of Graduate C...Read More

Jason Magidson

Business Process Engineer, AmeriHealth Caritas

Jason Magidson is a Senior Transformation and Engagement Professional. A seasoned change agent with 30 years’ experien...Read More

Alison Davis

Founder and CEO, Davis & Company

Alison Davis is founder and CEO of Davis & Company, the award-winning employee communication firm that for 30 years has ...Read More