Andy George Principal & VP of Global Sales MentorcliQ
Andy George, Principal & VP of Global Sales, is a key member of the MentorcliQ team. After spending years as a trainer and professional in the aviation industry, Andy has parlayed his insights and experience into MentorcliQ, a technology that is challenging the status quo of employee mentoring by reshaping the way that organizations can create and grow a mentoring strategy for their learning and talent development needs.
Daniel Gandarilla VP & CLO Texas Health Resources
Daniel Gandarilla serves as Vice President and Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for Texas Health Resources. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategic oversight of leadership and management development initiatives, clinical and business education programs, continuing medical education programs, the medical libraries and other education and training initiatives provided to the organization through Texas Health Resources University (THRU).
Daniel originally joined THRU in 2012 as the manager of strategic organizational development and was promoted to director of talent and team development later that year. He has been engaged in multiple strategic projects such as leading the Education Advancement Program, a set of initiatives aimed at increasing quality and access while decreasing duplication and variation of education content and processes throughout the system. Through this effort Daniel has centralized the instructional design, learning management system, and clinical education functions. He is on track to both improve efficiencies and quality while reducing costs by nearly $3.0 million dollars over two years. Providing leadership and integrating processes, he has helped grow the Texas Health Leadership Continuity and Growth Program, served on the High Reliability Education Implementation Committee, helped design and implement the Physician’s Lead program, a best in class leadership development program for employed and affiliated physicians. He has also overseen an effort to create a just in time online career development portal for employees which allows for 24/7 access to tool and resources for all staff. Most recently the continuing medical education and medical libraries team joined THRU as a means to continue an interprofessional journey to build competence for the entire care team and receive Joint Accreditation for continuing education in Health Care Professions.
Daniel has more than 15 years of experience in learning and education and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in education from Stanford University, a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University (TCU) and currently has all but his dissertation to complete his doctorate in educational leadership from TCU.
Daniel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. In addition, he has served on the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (ISD) Leadership Academy, and Arlington ISD and Arlington Chamber’s Champion Education Committee.
When not at work, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family including his wife Juliana, and daughters Zayla and Mila.
Martin George CEO LTC Language Solutions
Martin George is known for his relentless drive to prepare businesses to perform at their peak in the global arena. As the founder and CEO of his own language company, LTC Language Solutions, Martin has been vital in the success of over 1,000 organizations as they face an ever-changing marketplace. A linguist, Martin understands the roots of language and culture and has been able to apply this knowledge to coaching business professionals. During speaking engagements, Martin focuses on topics centered around businesses operating globally.
In addition to serving as LTC’s founder and CEO, Martin has served as the ESL Director of IUPUI, the president of the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, and the president of the Indiana Relocation Council. A leader in the Conscious Capitalism movement, he is a founding member of the Indianapolis chapter of the organization. His extensive experience in language education includes professional publications, teacher training, and speaking engagements at national and international conferences.
Martin received an Associate’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Shantou University-China, his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ball State University, and his Master’s and PhD in Language Education from Indiana University. Martin spent 7 years living in China while working for the U.S. government for military intelligence, which began his expansive international career.
Rick Brandon President Brandon Partners
With 30 years of performance improvement experience, Dr. Rick Brandon delivers workshops and keynote presentations to thousands annually. He founded the globally respected training firm, BRANDON PARTNERS, through which 15 seasoned facilitators world-wide deliver "edu-taining" behavior change courses on ethical company politics, managerial motivation skills, and interpersonal skills for increased accountability. Dr. Brandon wrote the Wall Street Journal bestseller, SURVIVAL OF THE SAVVY (Simon & Schuster's Free Press) and is a distinguished faculty member for the Institute for Management Studies. Dr. Brandon also volunteers for non-profits, including Bugles Across America, playing TAPS at the funerals of war veterans.
Kevin Cope Founder Acumen Learning
Kevin Cope is the founder of Acumen Learning, the leading authority on business acumen training. Kevin's ideas and business models have been taught in over 30 countries and to more than one hundred thousand people, including 22 of the Fortune 50.
For over twenty-five years, Kevin has promoted the idea that the brightest minds in business understand the essence of how a company makes money and they use this knowledge to impact the bottom line.
Kevin is not only a successful executive and trainer, he is also a sought-after keynote speaker and author of the #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller, Seeing the Big Picture: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company.
Lisa Lang Head of Learning Campus Americas Siemens
Lisa Lang has over 20 years of experience with Siemens, primarily working in learning, performance improvement, business change initiatives, and program management.
In her current role as a Head of Learning Campus Americas, Lisa is responsible for designing and implementing the learning strategy for business-related learning programs within the Americas.
Lisa is a member of the Global Learning and Education leadership team representing the Americas. Additionally, she is responsible for apprenticeships and dual studies programs in the Americas to develop the future pipeline of workers with technical skills.
There are over 75,000 Siemens employees served by learning and education programs across the Americas. Siemens has over 350,000 employees worldwide.
Lisa has a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Central Florida, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Clemson University. She enjoys long-distance running and spending time with her family in their hometown of Winter Park, FL.
Terry Shane CEO Refined Data Solutions Inc.
CEO and Founder of Refined Data Solutions Inc., Terry has a passion for discovering innovative ways to combine technology with human behavior to create transformative eLearning experiences. With expertise in Adobe Connect solutions, Virtual Classroom tools, Video Conferencing, eLearning, Learning Management Systems, web-based collaboration, and custom training software development, Terry has overseen the design and development of a variety of solutions to help businesses, educational institutions, and training organizations provide eLearning in innovative ways.
Liz Janssen Vice President, Learning & Development ICF International
Liz Janssen is Vice President, Learning & Development at ICF International. ICF is a $1.2B consulting services company with over 5,000 specialized experts across 70+ countries.
Prior to joining ICF in 2016, Liz enjoyed a long career with Xerox Corporation, taking on multiple leadership roles in learning, general management, and sales. Liz's early career at Xerox was focused on sales, where she was recognized with 10 successive President's Awards for sales excellence. Later, she successfully led turnarounds for three different learning organizations and was responsible for developing Xerox’s workforce strategy as well as leading the Federal services business unit.
Today, Liz leads ICF's corporate learning & development, ensuring that ICF has the right systems, strategies and programs in place to enable ICF's global workforce to thrive and support sustainable business growth.
Liz holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Psychology from Lafayette College, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Chris Condon Vice President, Corporate Sales Training HUB International
Chris Condon leads the award-winning Sales Force Development team at Hub International and brings over 30 years of experience leading and building corporate learning initiatives and departments. Chris leverages his ability to partner with internal stakeholders in global, complex, fast-paced environments to implement sales & leadership training, learning systems, change management, and talent development programs.
At Hub, Chris defines strategy and leads the sales training efforts enterprise-wide to achieve higher levels of sales productivity. He and his team have won a Silver Stevie®, Chief Learning Officer's 2017 Business Impact GOLD for our Path to Validation(sm) program, Brandon Hall's Human Capital Management Best Sales Training BRONZE for our programs in 2017, The Stevie Awards Sales & Customer Service Awards 2017, and Best Sales Training Program, CLO Magazine's Learning Elite. In addition, his team drove $4.7 MILLION in tracked revenue in 2017 with 99% participant satisfaction scores.
Notable previous accomplishments include installing and leading training teams and departments at Yahoo!, Equifax, Portal Software (an Oracle subsidiary), Daughters of Charity Health System (a 7-hospital network) and Viad (formerly of Dial Corp). Early in his career, Chris sold securities (Series 7, 63) and served as a US Army Recruiter.
Chris is certified or master certified in all AchieveGlobal sales, leadership, and customer service courses; Solution Selling, SPIN Selling, DiSC, MBTI, Huthwaite, and more. He holds a B.Sc. Education with Honors from UNLV. Chris’s entrepreneurial learning technology work has been profiled twice in the Wall Street Journal.
Joshua Kobb Chief Operating Officer Core Leadership Institute
Joshua Kobb is the COO of the Core Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to waking up those who will wake up the many by inspiring them to discover their purpose and equipping them to lead authentically.
As COO, Joshua is responsible for the day-to-day performance and long-term sustainability of the Institute. He is driven by his passion for learning, his dedication to supporting growth, and his mission to create a lasting impact on the people and organizations he serves.
Prior to joining the Institute, Joshua developed and implemented management, talent, and development programs at INSEAD, HEC Paris, Harvard Business Publishing, and Baruch College at the City University of New York. The global nature of this work allowed him to develop meaningful working relationships with government, corporate, and academic partners in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and China. As a facilitator, he brings a wide range of business experience, global exposure and cultural awareness to his practice. He has worked with leading organizations around the world, both private and public, designing and delivering executive education programs.
Joshua holds an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute at Middlebury College and a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University. He has lived in the UK, Ireland, France, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia and recently moved to Boston with his wife Tatjana. An avid long-distance runner, he completed the New York City Marathon in 2016 in support of UNICEF.
Randy Sabourin Co-President Practica Learning
Randy Sabourin is the Co-President of Practica Learning (formerly e-roleplay Inc) and Co-founder of Anderson Sabourin Consulting Inc (ASCI). He assists organizations to grow and develop individuals and teams using a combination of deliberate practice programs and business improvisation. His focus is on how individuals and teams perform under pressure. He combines a unique style of facilitation, executive coaching, and deliberate practice to help reveal individual behavioral style and its effects on important client facing, coaching, change, and leadership conversations. Randy has published several articles on Deliberate Practicing, Learning & Development, Change & Diversity, Business Improvisation and Sustainment Strategies; his Leadership Blog is widely read.
Randy has worked with companies such as BMO Harris, Bank of America, Allstate, HP, Biogen, Time Warner Cable, A.T. Kearney, American Airlines, Manulife, and John Hancock.
Carmen Murrell Randall Vice-President, Training, and Development G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Carmen Murrell Randall is the Vice-President, Training, and Development for G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. She oversees and guides the award-winning G4S North America Training Institute (NATI) supporting all levels of training and development for over 50,000 G4S employees. She is three time HR.com Top Corporate Leader Award Winner (2016-2018), 2015 Emerging Training Leader award winner by Training Magazine and leads our G4S Corporate University. Under her leadership, G4S North America Training Institute has won numerous training awards including Training Magazine’s Training Top 125, HR.Com Leadership Excellence, Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Learning Elite, ATD Best, Brandon Hall, etc.
Carmen assesses training needs and develops customized training solutions for local offices, field trainers, and clients. Her team is also responsible for the design, implementation, and management of G4Su (Learning Management System) for the North America Region and management of G4S’ EMS Safety Services Training Center. She has more than 25 years of experience in leadership, training and human resources.
Prior to joining G4S, she served in the U.S. Army for 20 years retiring as a First Sergeant in 2008. During her Army career, Carmen served in various leadership positions including Recruiting Company First Sergeant, NCO Academy Senior Instructor, Battalion Senior Recruiter Trainer, Recruiting Station Commander and Inpatient/Outpatient Mental Health Counselor. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Liberty University, a Master's in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University (Sigma Beta Delta) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Development from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Carmen has received numerous awards and certifications from the United States Army, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency. She is a certified EMS Safety Services First Aid, CPR, and AED Instructor, a certified Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) Instructor, and a G4S Dale Carnegie Customer Service Excellence Instructor.
Jane-Alyse VonOhlen Senior Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development Life & Specialty Ventures, a Blue CrossBlue Shield company
Jane-Alyse VonOhlen is Senior Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Life & Specialty Ventures (LSV), a Blue CrossBlue Shield company headquartered in Little Rock, AR. Her areas of expertise include talent management, succession planning, organizational culture, change management, employee relations, performance management, leadership development, training and coaching. LSV is now recognized as a top-tier organization for employee engagement in part due to the significant changes Jane-Alyse has made to the organization’s culture and HR/OD practices.
Prior to joining LSV, Jane-Alyse built a learning and organizational development department at Mary Washington Healthcare in Virginia; consulted in global leadership development for General Electric; and led training and development at Virtua Health in New Jersey.
She has received numerous awards for performance excellence at every organization she has served, and has been published in iSixSigma Magazine. She has received the Workforce Magazine Optimus Award for Training and the ATD Excellence in Practice Award for Leadership and Management Development. Jane-Alyse is a frequent speaker and presenter at local, regional and national forums on leadership, training, change mangement and HR best practices.
Jane-Alyse has a bachelor’s degree from Marist College and a master’s degree and master’s certification from St. Joseph’s University. She is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Green Belt and holds multiple certifications in a variety of human resources and leadership development programs.
Tracy Steinwand Director, Global Operations and Director, Global Learning & Development Subway
Tracy Steinwand lead the team that saw SUBWAY® become the largest Quick Service Restaurant chain in Australia and New Zealand before relocating to the Global Headquarters in Connecticut where she now leads the Global Operations team, and is focused on the transformation of their Training programs for the 44,000 restaurants in over 110 countries which make up the Subway® brand. Tracy has worked with brands on both sides of the equator and has a unique understanding of the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. She is a passionate believer in the franchising business model and is a recognized specialist in the Quick Service Restaurant industry.
Tracy has a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, and a Bachelors degree from the University of Victoria in Canada.
Tujuanna B. Williams Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Fannie Mae
Williams is responsible for leading the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of Fannie Mae’s corporate diversity and inclusion strategy, policies, and programs. Williams has been instrumental in driving culture change through the organization using tools that access the cultural competence of the company and implementing coaching plans to address gaps. She has created initiatives and platforms that encourage courageous conversations in the workplace to address conflicts and barriers to employee authenticity. Williams is committed to bettering the lives of the underserved by providing coaching, counseling and education to increase access for affordable housing.
Before joining Fannie Mae, Williams was co-founder and managing partner of New Season Coaching and Consulting Group, LLC, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. Prior to that, Williams was Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Freddie Mac. Her previous positions include Director – Diversity and Recruiting Strategies, Verizon Business; Director – Workplace Diversity, MCI; and Director – Diversity and Work Life Programs, US Airways Group.
Williams is a certified executive coach with a BA in advertising and public relations from Middle Tennessee State University, Executive Leadership Development Certificate from Harvard Business School (HBS), Executive Coaching Certificate from the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP) and most recently selected to the class of 2018 Leadership Greater Washington. She has been recognized for her work by MReport Magazine-60 Leading Ladies/ Women in Housing, Black Enterprise Magazine as 2016 Top Chief Diversity Officer, Working Mother Magazine- Working Mother of the Year, Profiles in Diversity Journal-Women Worth Watching, Diversity Inc., and Savoy magazines.
Tujuanna resides in Northern Va., where she is active in her community, church and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is married to her college sweetheart and the proud mother of two beautiful daughters.
Jamie Dalferes Vice President Learning & Talent Development Lincoln Property Company
Jamie Dalferes is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 20 years of success across the education, real estate, healthcare, telecom, restaurant and hospitality industries. Leveraging extensive experience in identifying and integrating emerging technologies in alignment with organizational objectives and resources, her broad areas of expertise include change management, consulting, executive coaching, program development, strategic planning.
Jamie holds a BA in Communications, Journalism and Digital Marketing from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Texas Tech University. She is a certified Gallup Strength Finder Coach, Standout 2.0 Coach, Ken Blanchard SLII Facilitator, and an ICF Certified Coach. Jamie is also an active advisory board member with the Southern Methodist University Digital Accelerator program.
Tiffany has over 20 years of experience in the learning and development profession. In that time she served in various roles including Regional Training Specialist, Corporate Training Manager, Training and Development Director, and her current role in Instructional Design and Learning Technology.
She has a passion for helping business partners determine effective and appropriate solutions for performance gaps and for designing engaging learning experiences.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s degree in Corporate Communication with an emphasis in Training & Development, both from the University of South Alabama. Tiffany was also an adjunct professor at USA teaching communication courses and a member of the Advisory Council for USA’s Instructional Design & Development program.
Tiffany serves as President of the New Orleans Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and is a member of ATD. She frequently volunteers for organizations and events in the community, of which a favorite is facilitating Personal Finance sessions for Junior Achievement.
Grace Nakar Vice President, Enterprise Program Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Learning Wells Fargo
Grace Nakar is an HR leader, unique in her field because she combines extensive experience in leadership development, talent management and organization development with her current specialization in diversity and inclusion.
Since 2012, Grace has taken a key role in shifting Wells Fargo’s approach in D&I learning, towards transforming D&I from the work of a few, to the work of all. She manages the overall implementation of a 3-pronged D&I learning strategy of foundational, sustainable and advanced experiential learning. This multi-tiered, progressive approach contributed to Wells Fargo being ranked 9th in DiversityInc’s 2017 Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
Prior to Wells Fargo, Grace had the opportunity to design and implement large scale development and management initiatives in a variety of industries and countries. In Motorola she headed a site-wide, 6-year initiative to create a continuous process improvement team system that garnered global awards 5 years in a row. In talent management, she designed, built, and embedded talent assessment and development frameworks for top leadership levels in Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo and several government agencies.
She has an M.A. in Organization Development and Leadership, where she researched the intersection of D&I with vertical development. She is an ICF-certified executive coach, with licenses in psychometric tools, including several in intercultural competence.
Kerri Garbis President & Co-Founder Ovation Communication
President and co-founder of Ovation Communication, Kerri has trained hundreds of executives internationally on presentation skills, storytelling and emotional intelligence. Her enthusiasm, humor and energy inspire multiple repeat client engagements. McGraw-Hill has recently released Kerri’s first book, Presentation Skills for Managers.
Kerri is a Business Etiquette Expert, certified by The Emily Post Institute, and an Emotional Intelligence Expert, certified by Hay Group. She ensures that every Ovation consultant delivers the highest level of client-focused professional training. Company-wide dedication to this standard sets Ovation apart from the competition.
She has starred in productions of Evita, Singin’ In The Rain, The Lady With All the Answers (a one-woman play about Ann Landers), and most recently, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti (another one-woman play) to name a few. You may also have seen her catching a pass from a New England Patriot, singing a Christmas carol or complaining of bloating in a television commercial. Kerri is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Derek J. Rice, AVP & Manager, Learning & Development The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Derek Rice has over 18 years of experience in learning & development. In that time he developed the distance learning strategy for The Cincinnati Insurance Companies and launched the first dedicated Independent Agency Training group. Derek is currently in the middle of an implementation of performance coaches for independent agencies. These coaches mentor and guide new agents through their crucial first year in insurance sales. He has certifications from several organizations in Instructional Design. Derek has also executed talent management programs encompassing the areas of engagement, high potential identification, succession planning, emotional intelligence and team building. He is well versed in learning technology and has implemented four learning management systems, three web conferencing solutions and several authoring and video development tools.
Derek has Bachelors of Arts in English and Instructional Education from Baldwin-Wallace University and an Associate in Management from the Insurance Institutes of America.
Evan Smith Program Leader Box of Crayons
Evan is a coach, change consultant and advisor, having worked with organizations for more than 20 years to imagine, create and deploy new ways to work, in a career divided between roles in corporations and external consulting. His favourite work helps leaders grow and shape themselves to lead successful organizational transformations, bringing reformation, change, learning injections and discoveries of new ways. As an engineer, he works with people to determine what’s important to measure — and how to go about creating important results; as a humanist, he helps those within the organization engage, adapt, discover and invent the new futures they’ll inhabit. He loves asking questions that help workshop participants and leaders dig deeper.
Evan’s functional and corporate global leadership positions with past employers have included engineering/IT for a F50 aerospace/ technology firm, strategy for a major US regional bank and quality for several chemical companies. He has been an early-stage manager in several start-ups, worked as a researcher at Harvard Kennedy School, and supported several nonprofits in the delivery of solutions and services against critical social challenges. In addition to Box of Crayons, he’s certified in several coaching and leadership development programs, including The Leadership Circle and Total Leadership, and has worked with high-potential leaders within several university executive-education programs. He holds an MBA from Yale’s School of Organization and Management.
When he’s not working, Evan enjoys running, hiking and fitness; travel and cooking with his family; and gaming/music appreciation with his college-age, guitar-playing son. He grew up in western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh, and currently lives near New York City.
John Kist VP Training Director KeyBank
John Kist has over 20 years of Human Resources experience across multiple industries. He has expertise in talent management, training & development, talent acquisition, performance management, career management, and succession planning. John also has extensive experience in leadership development, cultural assimilation, organizational effectiveness and mergers & acquisitions.
In his current role at KeyBank, John is responsible for leading and implementing learning strategy for the Community Bank division. John has held several leadership roles in talent management, learning and development, talent acquisition and HR business partnership.
John is an active member in University at Buffalo’s School of Management. He currently serves on the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness advisory council and is actively involved in UB’s world-renowned LeaderCORE™ program.
John holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo, has obtained several certifications from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western, and has his Senior Professional of Humans Resources (SPHR) certification.
Christopher Leady Director - Global Talent Management Campbell Soup Company
Christopher Leady is a highly experienced Human Resource Executive with an impressive track record of more than 20 years of Human Resources, Talent Management, Organizational Development and Leadership Development experience.
Chris leads, shapes and evolves Campbell’s Talent Management strategies, centered on Campbell’s Growth Agenda priorities of building talent, capabilities and culture. His leadership spans across all talent areas including Executive Assessment, Coaching, Talent Review & Succession, Performance, Engagement, Career and Development.
Christopher joined Campbell in 2010 as Manager-Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness and Learning. He was named Director-Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for Campbell Europe in 2012, and returned to the U.S. as Senior Manager, Global Talent Management, in 2013
Previously, Christopher worked for TD Bank (formerly Commerce Bank) for more than 10 years in human resources management and talent management positions of increasing scope and responsibility, culminating with his role as Assistant Vice President of Organizational Development.
Christopher has lectured as a keynote speaker on topics related to learning and talent management. He has also led executive-level learning experiences and consulted as both an individual and team coach. His executive experience, coupled with a unique approach, inspires bold commitments from stakeholders to drive meaningful and skillful actions focused on producing results.
Christopher earned his bachelor's degree in business administration, with a minor in human resource development, from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., and his M.S. degree in organizational dynamics, with a minor in leadership development, executive coaching, and strategic human resource solutions, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christopher is a certified Professional in Human Resources, and he is also certified for Myers Briggs, DiSC®, Center for Creative Leadership®, and Hogan® assessment tools. He is a member of the Organization Development Institute, the OD Network, the Association for Talent Development, the Corporate Executive Board, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Alfonso N. Cornish System Vice President, Learning and Organizational Development/Chief Learning Officer Norton Healthcare
Mr. Cornish is responsible for the leadership of Norton University. Norton University is responsible for the staff, physician, leadership and executive development programs, succession planning as well as e-learning offerings. In addition, he is responsible for media services and diversity and inclusion.
Mr. Cornish has over thirty years’ experience in administrative, training, human resource and operations management. He has been in senior leadership roles in some of the most well-known companies in America including AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc., Central Parking Systems Inc., 7-Eleven Food Stores, Inc. and Hardee’s Food Systems. Prior to joining Norton Healthcare, he served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George’s County, Maryland.
A graduate of Cambridge Senior High School in Maryland, Mr. Cornish is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management (Summa Cum Laude) from Lacrosse University.
An active participant in his community, Mr. Cornish holds membership in several professional and social organizations, including the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Theta Omega Chapter); Life Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Louisville, Kentucky Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; Society for Human Resource Management; American Society for Training and Development; American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administrators; National Association of Health Services Executives; Associate Member, Leadership Louisville; National Institute for Healthcare Leadership Executive National Learning Network,; University of Maryland and Lacrosse University’s National Alumni Associations and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.
He is the board member of the CLO Magazine’s Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board; University System of Maryland Foundation Board; Center for Nonprofit Excellence; Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence; ATD Kentuckiana Chapter; The Healing Place; Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS); University of Louisville Healthcare Leadership Advisory Board; Spalding University Board of Directors, Simmons College of Kentucky Board of Trustees, Campbellsville University Louisville Campus Board of Visitors and Bates Community Development Corporation.
Mr. Cornish has a son, Alfonso II who resides in Minneapolis, MN.
Patricia Rossman Chief Diversity + Inclusion Officer and HR Communications, North America BASF
As Chief Diversity + Inclusion Officer for BASF in North America, Patricia Rossman is responsible for providing strategic leadership to help BASF Corporation achieve its goals of creating a more diverse and inclusive work environment, and being known internally and externally as a top company for Diversity + Inclusion. This includes leadership of the Diversity + Inclusion Council and company-wide diversity recruitment, retention and education. Under her leadership, BASF has been named by DiversityInc. as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity for five consecutive years, ranking #25 in 2017.
Pat is also responsible for providing strategic leadership of all aspects of Human Resources Communications.
She is a member of the BASF Global Diversity + Inclusion team, Human Resources Council, Diversity + Inclusion Council, and the Corporate Communications Leadership Team. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Conference on Diversity and the Board of Directors of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.
Patricia joined BASF through BASF’s acquisition of Ciba Corporation. She had served as Ciba’s Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for the Americas Region. She also served as the Executive Director of the Ciba Foundation, a $6 million philanthropic foundation creating science education and workforce development partnerships in communities surrounding Ciba’s major site locations.
Pat has more than 20 years of Communications and HR experience working in the chemical, technology and service industries.
She and her husband Glenn have three sons.
Erica Freedman Vice President, Talent & Organizational Development Day & Zimmermann
Erica Freedman is an outcome-oriented Organizational Development leader with a background in applied psychology. She has over 15 years of experience improving individual and organizational performance through building trust, fostering insight, promoting systemic thinking, and challenging the status quo.
Dr. Freedman has worked in a variety of industries including Energy, Construction, Financial, Manufacturing, and Service. In 2013, she became the leader of Talent and Organizational Development for Day & Zimmermann, a $2.5B Philadelphia-based family company with 25,000 employees that delivers a broad spectrum of industrial, defense and workforce solutions to commercial and government customers. Her work has focused on building change capabilities, organizational effectiveness, and leader development to promote change and growth.
Prior to Day & Zimmermann, Dr. Freedman was a Management & Organizational Development Specialist at Exelon Corporation, a $27B leading energy provider. She has also worked with Right Management Consultants. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for strategic development and implementation of enterprise-wide talent and organizational development solutions.
Dr. Freedman earned her Doctorate and Masters of Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College. She is active in the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy.
George Aud Director, Communications Unum
As the Director of Communications, George Aud is responsible for leading the communications strategy for Unum’s 3,400 employees in the customer service and claims payment division. Uniquely positioned in the Learning and Performance Development organization, George is a member of the leadership team and leads the effort to communicate their value story. Prior to joining Unum, George was the Manager of Corporate Communications for the global payments company, WEX. He has also held various communications roles at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dittus Communications and the Association of Performing Arts.
Todd Bryer, Vice President, Business Development Day & Zimmermann Government Services
Todd Bryer serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Day & Zimmermann Government Services (DZGS), with responsibility for developing and executing the growth strategies of DZGS’s subsidiary companies, SOC and Mason & Hanger. Todd all serves as the Business Unit Lead for Day & Zimmermann Federal Services, a cleared Workforce and Staffing Solutions Group and SOC’s Cybersecurity portfolio.
Day & Zimmermann’s Government Services Group is an integrated provider of global security, operations and maintenance, cybersecurity and architecture and engineering services to the U.S. Government. Whether the workforce is designing facilities, or operating and maintaining safe locations, the Group’s combined services support the national security mission in the U.S. and abroad. Day & Zimmermann stands as a trusted and strategic partner to customers including the U.S. Departments of State, Energy, Defense, the Intelligence Community, and additional federal agencies, providing and helping create safe and secure environments in which they can perform their best work.
Having joined Day & Zimmermann in 2013, with over a decade of experience in the defense, national intelligence, law enforcement, diplomatic and commercial communities, Todd’s influence on business growth and retention enables key business results for the Government Services division. Todd is a strategic partner on the executive team and instrumental to the planning, development and execution of the Company’s growth strategy.
In addition to 23 years of active duty service in the U.S. Army, including 15 years as a Combat Arms Officer, Todd has 10 years of senior program leadership experience, leading large and complex OCONUS and CONUS programs in support of DOS, DoD, FBI and the Intelligence Community. Todd joined Day & Zimmermann from BAE Systems Inc., where he was responsible for the development and implementation of business strategies to achieve growth, diversification and improved competitive positioning in the marketplace. Todd was leading a Program Management Office with profit and loss accountability for a $100M+ portfolio of programs.
Todd is a summa cum laude graduate of Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and graduate degrees in Managing Information Technology and Business Administration. Todd is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Sreehari VS Director, Global Leadership Development Cognizant Technology Solutions
Crystal Hardie Langston is a principal and currently serves as Chief Learning Officer and Head of the Specialty Hiring Program Experience.
Before her current role, Ms. Langston was head of Vanguard’s Institutional Sales Small Market Department where she had responsibility for Vanguard Retirement Plan Access™, a comprehensive suite of 401(k) retirement plan services for small businesses.
Her previous Vanguard roles include serving as a leader in the Corporate Strategy organization, leading the relationship management team and internal sales organization in Vanguard Financial Advisor Services™, and serving as chief of staff for the Institutional division. Ms. Langston started her Vanguard career as a relationship manager. Before Vanguard, she was an analyst with Banc of America Securities’ debt capital markets department.
Ms. Langston is a cofounder of the Vanguard Black Professional Network. She is a former board chair for Urban Tree Connection, an organization focused on community-based urban greening in Philadelphia.
Ms. Langston earned a B.S. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.