As vice president, Enterprise Learning & Development, Chris supports all business segments of The Walt Disney Company. With a focus on providing uniquely Disney learning experiences and content, Chris works to introduce new and innovative approaches to learning and development for all 185,000 Disney employees. Chris oversees design, delivery, creative, technology, and metrics within L&D.
Chris and his team work closely with leaders across the company to advance high-quality learning and its impact on business results. Chris also serves as a key integration and collaboration partner on initiatives related to executive development, leadership transitions, learning engagement and continuous learning by creating environments that share knowledge and build skills to drive our business forward.
Chris previously served as vice president, Human Resources & Organization Development for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (WDPR). Prior to that, Chris was director, Organization Development for WDPR. Chris has been with Disney for twenty five years, including experience in Labor Management and Operations. Chris has a Masters in Education from Boston University and a B.S. from Johnson & Wales University.
Jack Morehouse COO & EVP Perceptyx, Inc.
Jack is the co-founder and driving force behind one of the fastest growing employee engagement survey companies in the market. Jack's background in curriculum design, executive management training and consulting, leadership training, internal operations management and customer service program development informs and enhances the intuitive design of Perceptyx™ systems. Perceptyx has now touched millions of employees in almost every industry in over 80 countries with astounding results. Using the speed and reach of the most powerful survey platform available, companies large and small continue to switch to Perceptyx for positive organizational alignment, and the resulting transformational gains for employees and their organization.
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 sustain learning and development investments using a combination of scenario-based practice programs and behavioral awareness. His focus is on how individuals and teams perform under pressure. He combines a unique style of facilitation, coaching, and experiential learning to help reveal individual behavioral style and its effects on team dynamics. Randy has published several articles on Practicing Business Skills, Change, Business Improvisation and Training Sustainment; his Leadership Blog is widely read.
Jake Pechtel began his career in technology communication as a marketing, sales and production specialist in the mobile and casual games industry, working with innovators such as Capcom, Universal Studios, Virgin Mobile and Konami Digital Entertainment.
Since then, Jake has demonstrated success in a diverse range of marketing and communication roles focused on building both national and international audiences for consumer products and attractions.
Jake returned to the software industry by joining TechSmith as a Product Marketing Manager, and is currently the Strategic Lead for TechSmith’s popular screen recording and video editing application, Camtasia.
D.R. Carlson Chief Commercial Officer Oratium
D. R.'s responsibilities are twofold: he heads up Oratium's business development and sales initiatives, as well as coaches and consults with organizations - using the same principles and methodologies that Oratium uses to prepare TED speakers. With over 20 years of experience in sales, D. R. has seen (or been subjected to!) thousands of presentations. But when he was exposed to the Oratium communication principles and realized how the standard presentation “deck” actually violates the way people learn and make decisions, he knew he had found his true calling - ultimately joining our staff in August of 2015. D. R. is a husband and father of four who spends his weekends coaching his kids in whatever sport is in season. And while his halftime speeches as a coach are very motivational...his lifetime record still hovers around .500
Lori Strauss Program Manager, Income Impact Group AARP Foundation
Lori is currently a program manager on the Income Impact team at AARP Foundation. She leads the team’s employment and upskilling work that includes partnerships, program model building, grant making, events and communications. Her work showcases the value of older workers to employers and improves the quality and quantity of job search and skills training services available to 50+ hourly wage workers. Lori leads the Work for Yourself@50+ grant competition effort at AARP Foundation and ADVANCE, a strategic collaboration with College for America to increase the number of 50+ hourly wage workers who earn associates degrees and other credentials needed to continue to remain competitive in today’s job market.