Lisa George VP, Global Talent Management Cardinal Health
Lisa is currently the VP of Global Talent Management for Cardinal Health (a Fortune 19 company with over $110 billion in revenues and 33,000 + employees). Her experience spans healthcare, consumer packaged goods and retail industries. She is responsible for employee capability, leadership and career development, high potential development programs, mentoring, training content, systems and delivery; performance management, goal setting, culture, succession planning/talent deployment and organizational development. She is a member of the Compliance Committees for Cardinal Health, has international experience and currently leads a team of 35 people.
Ms. George was also a VP, Strategic HR Business Partner, for several business groups within Cardinal Health, in both the medical and pharmaceutical segments as well as corporate and international groups. She has been with Cardinal Health since 2006. Cardinal Health has received awards for work in Leadership and Human Resources, including CEO Magazine’s Top Places for Leaders (#8) and Best Practices for HR as a result of her contributions.
Lisa is a thought leader and frequently speaks and blogs about the impact of leadership, talent & culture in delivering business strategies, developing organizational capabilities, empowering women to grow their careers and change leadership.
Prior to Cardinal Health, Lisa held various HR Executive roles in Campbell Soup, Godiva Chocolatier, Ann Taylor and Limited Brands (L Brands). She earned her Masters of Labor and Human Resources and BSBA in Marketing from The Ohio State University. She enjoys volunteer work, travel, collecting art and spending family time with her two teenage sons.
Marjorie Bailey EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer CACI International
Marjorie R. Bailey is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for CACI International Inc.
As CHRO, Ms. Bailey works closely with CACI's executive team, business groups, and staff organizations to align the company's Human Resources (HR) initiatives with strategic goals and objectives. Her responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the full range of human capital functions. This includes an emphasis on employee development, leadership development, and talent management initiatives.
Ms. Bailey brings more than 20 years of experience in government contracting and the defense industry. Before joining CACI, she served as CHRO of Leidos Health and Engineering, formerly part of SAIC. Her numerous accomplishments in this position included taking a leadership role on all HR and organization design activities that led to splitting the $11 billion SAIC into two independent companies. She also implemented and integrated strategic workforce planning and talent management programs that resulted in a stronger talent pool, reduced employee turnover, and helped people clarify their career paths. She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and is skilled in designing human capital strategies that drive enterprise goals. Prior to SAIC, she held HR positions with Troy Systems, Inc. and Jacobs Engineering.
In addition to her duties as CHRO, Ms. Bailey is a member of the Washington Women's Leadership Initiative, the DC-Metro Senior Human Resources Executive Forum, and is certified by the Human Capital Institute in strategic workforce planning. Through a professional alliance with Everwise Corporation, she provides executive coaching and mentoring to global up-and-coming executives. Ms. Bailey holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Western Kentucky University.
Rick Merritt SVP and CHRO OSI Systems, Inc.
Rick Merritt joined OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) in October 2014 as SVP and Chief Human Resource Officer. OSI Systems, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of specialized electronic systems and components that meet the critical needs in the homeland security, healthcare, defense, and aerospace industries. As a global company, we are dedicated to developing solutions for our customers and the people they serve to lead the way to a safer and healthier world. Mr. Merritt is responsible for leading all human resources functions worldwide to attract, retain, and engage 5,800 employees located in over 20 countries.
Prior to joining OSI Systems, Mr. Merritt held the position of Global Vice President of Human Resources for Power-One (PWER), one of the world’s largest providers of power conversion and power management solutions. While at Power-One, Mr. Merritt was featured in Forefront Magazine, “Business Diagnostic” July/August 2013.
In addition, Mr. Merritt has held the position of Global Vice President at International Rectifier (IRF), a pioneer and world leader in advance power management technology from analog and mix signal ICs to advanced circuit devices, power systems, and components. Mr. Merritt has also held senior level position in global human resources roles for organizations such Sybase and Applied Materials.
Mr. Merritt received his Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and Organizational Behavior from California State University, Hayward and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sports Science from Indiana University.
Jennifer Hackett Head of Talent Management BASF North America
Jennifer Hackett is currently the Head of Talent Management for BASF North America, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. Prior to BASF, she worked for BOC Gases as a manager in the company’s national customer service center, during which she developed her technical system and leadership skills in a series of supply chain roles while earning a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. Hackett joined BASF in 2008 as a Training Manager for its regional centralized Customer Care platform, a role in which she managed both technical and behavioral learning and development needs for about 200 customer service reps in North America. In 2010, she transitioned to a role as Career Development Manager in HR, with a focus on developing managers’ skills in assessing, developing and coaching talent. In 2013, she stepped into Talent Management and has been managing the overall talent and leadership pipeline strategy for North America. Jennifer recently completed her MBA through Centenary College in New Jersey and in her spare time enjoys traveling, cooking, drawing and is also planning a wedding with her fiancé, Christopher, for July 2017.
Kim Stepanski VP, HR Pfizer Vaccines
Kim Stepanski is the Vice President, HR Pfizer Internal Medicine. She has 16 years of experience the field of human resources and leadership development. She began her career within the retail sector focused on executive and organizational development. She designed people development programs that increased same store sales year over year. After her successful tenure in retail, she accepted a role as the lead for talent and organizational development within the IT industry at Dell. In this role, she worked closely with the Chief Information Officer to build leadership capability and diversity in the global IT organization. During her tenure in the IT industry she designed programs that built business and financial acumen of employees and was a key leader in the design of a new leadership development program that advanced the strategy of the company. From there she joined Pfizer in Organizational Development in 2003. Within Pfizer HR she has worked across many HR disciplines including organizational development, HR Generalist and HR Business Partner with several different client groups across Pfizer in the US and Internationally.
Kim has received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science at The University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan.
Lizanne Gottung SVP and CHRO Kimberly-Clark
Lizanne (Liz) Gottung currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a $20 billion global company with 43,500 employees in more than 63 countries. With brands like Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, K-C holds the No. 1 or No. 2 brand share in more than 80 countries.
Liz led the development of a five-year People Strategy with initiatives, processes and systems designed to further strengthen K-C’s performance-driven culture. She continues to identify ways to attract, develop, retain and engage the best people to drive innovation and growth around the globe. In 2012, Liz was recognized by Evanta HR and received a Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award for excellence and innovation in human resource management.
Liz began her career in 1981 within K-C Labor Relations, working at a manufacturing facility. After various HR roles of increasing size and scope, she transitioned into line operations as a plant manager within several manufacturing facilities. Today, she reports to Chairman and CEO Thomas J. Falk and is a member of Kimberly-Clark’s executive team.
Liz received her B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Pacific Corporation and the American Heart Association. She is also a member of the University of Georgia Terry College Dean’s Advisory Council. Liz resides near Atlanta, Georgia, with her family.