Helene Klein is Chief People Officer for Beachbody, LLC and oversees the Company's strategic people objectives. Key initiatives include attracting and retaining top-tier talent as well as directing Total Rewards, Learning & Development, and employee engagement for the Company.
Since joining in 2008, Helene has significantly contributed to Beachbody's overall growth by increasing the number of full-time employees from 150 to over 1,000. During this period, revenues grew to over $1 billion. Additionally, she is responsible for employee experience through Property Management for each of Beachbody's six offices, including Santa Monica, California, Westlake Village, California, El Segundo, California, Provo, Utah, New York City, New York, and the United Kingdom.
Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for EMAK Worldwide, a multinational marketing services company, where she was a key advisor to the Board of Directors, CEO, and Executive Committee. She provided leadership and management to both the human resources and administration functions, while overseeing a $35MM annualized global payroll in five domestic and seven international offices.
Prior, Helene managed all employment matters of a $1.8 billion division of Robinsons-May department stores with over 15,000 employees and beforehand, served as Associate Vice President of Corporate Quality Services at FHP, Healthcare, Inc.
Helene holds a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from California State University, Northridge and is a member of the Governing Body of EVANTA, a CEB Company.
Joline Treanor SVP St. Joseph’s Healthcare
Joline Treanor is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR) for St. Joseph Health System (SJHS). With over twenty years of experience in business transformation and performance improvement, Joline joined SJHS to lead the organization’s HR Transformation initiative and support the mission during this historical period of change in healthcare.
A member of the board of trustees for St. Mary’s Medical Center, Joline is an accomplished business executive with proven success in defining strategy, implementing solutions and delivering results in multiple industry segments. She has deep experience in business transformation and performance improvement, and has worked both domestically and internationally leading complex, world-class HR programs and operational initiatives.
Prior to joining SJHS, Joline enjoyed a successful 14-year tenure with Deloitte Consulting, LLP. During that time, she served as an advisor to clients across a range of industry needs and subject areas such as business strategy, process re-engineering, human resource strategy design and transformation, operational excellence initiatives, change leadership engagement, customer relationship management enablement, training design and development, and sales force effectiveness strategies.
Joline’s professional experience has also included tenure with Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation and Apple Computer Incorporated. She has a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Kathleen Edge VP HR Southwire Company
Kathleen Edge is executive vice president of human resources for Southwire Company.
As the chief human resource officer, Edge is responsible for the overall human capital and talent strategy, communication and delivery of human resources services to the more than 7,000 Southwire employees. She oversees recruiting, succession planning, training and development, employee and labor relations, health and medical services, compensation, benefits, safety and security, communication and community relations.
Prior to joining Southwire, Edge was vice president of human resources at Exide Technologies, supporting the Americas Division. She also held the position of vice president of talent management at Oldcastle Inc. a building materials manufacturer. Edge was privileged to spend 14 years with Kimberly Clark Corporation, where she developed a broad business perspective in cross functional roles, including financial manager, operations manager and human resources consultant.
Edge is a member of the Atlanta Human Resources Leadership Forum and Society for human Resrouces Management. She also holds the Senior Human Resource Proffessional certification. She is looking forwards to earning her “black shirt” at Southwire by participating in the Project GIFT® community service opportunities.
Edge was raised in San Diego, California and graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting. She resides in Milton, Georgia with her husband, Hugh, and two lively boxers, Woody and Sammie. She spends time with her husband, riding their Harley-Davidson in the north Georgia mountains in the summer and cheering on the Crimson Tide in the fall.
Obed D. Louissaint Vice President of Human Resources IBM Cognitive Solutions, Digital and Research
Obed D. Louissaint serves as IBM vice president of human resources for IBM’s Cognitive Solutions, Digital, Marketing and Research units as well as tech talent across the enterprise. In this role, Obed is responsible for the people strategies and investments for several of the company’s fast-growing and most strategic parts of the information technology market – Watson, Watson Health, Watson IoT, education, security and commerce.
Obed was most recently vice president human resources of the HR Partner Organization, with global responsibility for the HR business partners who advise over 40,000 managers across the enterprise. The HR generalists are the client facing segment of the global team of HR professionals and collaborate with each of the functional disciplines to administer corporate policies and people solutions.
During his tenure, he has held successive HR roles across multiple geographies, business units and at the enterprise level leading diversity, workforce programs, and delivery centers across growth markets. Obed has led HR teams within several growth businesses to reinvent recruitment, talent management, compensation/incentives, and global mobility policies.
Obed is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Industrial Labor Relations with focus in Economics & Organizational Behavior. He is a trustee of the Student Agencies Foundation, on the Management Advisory Council for the National Academy of Minority in Engineering and a member of the INROADS alumni association.
Ronald Vargas VP, HR Cache Creek Casino
Seasoned Human Resources professional with over 30 years of experience in gaming, financial services, and management consulting.
Areas of Expertise:
Employment, Employment Law and Employee Relations, Benefits and Compensation, Training and Development, Diversity
G2E, Hispanic MBA Conference, Hispanic Leadership Conference, Northwest Native American Human Resource Association, Native Nations Events Human Resources Conference, American Express Academy, speaker to and training and development consultant for over 50 Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S. and Canada
VP Human Resources, Pinnacle Entertainment Director Human Resources, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Director Human Resources, Chinook Winds Casino Senior Consultant, Advanced Research Management Consultants, Inc. Regional Director, American Express Financial Advisors
MMA, Finance Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University System BA, Anthropology niversity of Minnesota
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.
Mark Rutherford SVP, Head of Human Resources First American Financial Corporation
Mark Rutherford joined First American in June 2008 as head of Human Resources. In this role, he leads a team of professionals who support more than 19,000 employees in the U.S. and abroad.
A seasoned human resources leader, Rutherford has extensive experience in the functional components of HR, including strategic planning, organizational design, compensation and rewards, talent acquisition and diversity, health and productivity, systems and analytics, and leadership development.
Prior to joining First American, Rutherford was a principal of Baypoint Partners, a Southern California-based consulting firm, where he worked with a diverse set of clients from industries that include technology, software, manufacturing, consumer products, mortgage banking, and data information. His background also includes serving at two public companies as vice president, Human Resources for Quantum Storage Solutions Group and as senior director, Human Resources at Western Digital Corporation.
Rutherford holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, as well as a master’s degree in organization development. He resides in San Clemente, California, with his wife and has two adult daughters who both live in California.
Donna Kimmel SVP Chief People Officer Citrix
Donna Kimmel is the senior vice president and chief people officer of Citrix, a leading $3B USD multinational technology company that makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access—anywhere, at any time, and on any device or network. She is responsible for all aspects of identifying, fostering and developing top talent as well as overseeing organizational strategies that maximize engagement and position the company to win in the marketplace.
With more than 30 years of experience in creating and implementing successful global talent programs that drive business results, Donna is a trusted Human Resources leader who believes in creating a diverse and engaged teams that enable the extraordinary.
Donna earned a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Delaware. She is an active member of the community and serves on serves on the Equality Means Business Advisory Board, the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and the Board of Directors for the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program.
Jack Morehouse President & CBDO 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.
Jennifer Crosby-Meurisse Vice President, Human Resources The Scripps Research Institute
Jennifer Crosby-Meurisse moved to San Diego, California, from Portland, Oregon, to join The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) as their vice president, human resources in July of 2016. In her role, she oversees the office of international affairs, the career and postdoctoral services office, the counseling and psychology services office, as well as the human resources service center which includes recruitment, employee relations, benefits, compensation, and training. TSRI is a world leader in the discovery and early application of biomedical breakthroughs that lay the essential foundation for improvements in human health.
Before her move to TSRI, Crosby-Meurisse worked at Oregon Health & Science University— Portland’s largest employer and Oregon’s only academic medical center—for more than a decade. There, she managed human resources and the office of international affairs for the university’s research and academic mission areas.
Crosby-Meurisse, a graduate of the University of Oregon (BA in sociology) has also worked in human resources for PacifiCorp, Inc.; Nature’s Northwest/Wild Oats Markets; and CH2M HILL, Inc.
Crosby-Meurisse is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management as well as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and received a mediation certification from Portland State University. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, skiing, and reading.
Michael Levy CEO and Co-Founder Online Rewards
Michael Levy (CEO and Co-Founder of Online Rewards) has helped create Reward and Recognition Programs for over 400 US and Global organizations. His unique approach of leveraging a combination of monetary and non-monetary recognition activities have helped clients create authentic Cultures and valued Engagement programs that align Cultures with business objectives.
Shane Green President & Founder Shane Green
A world-renowned keynote speaker, author of Culture Hacker, and television personality, Shane Green is a business magnate who consults global Fortune 500 leaders on customer experience and organizational culture. Shane draws upon his foundation at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and work in multiple industries to transform employee experiences, mindsets, and skills to improve customer experiences and interactions. As the President & Founder of SGEi, Shane leads a team of professionals who inspire brands like the NBA, Westfield, Foot Locker, NetJets Inc., Cisco Systems, and BMW to reprogram their employee experiences to create loyal customers and raving fans.
Jo Anne Hill Director of Diversity and Employee Engagement Aflac
Jo Anne Hill is director of Diversity and Employee Engagement at Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States. She is responsible for ensuring that Aflac’s employment strategies and actions are reflective of its diverse marketplace. She leads and manages the diversity and inclusion approach for the company, including the integration of diversity into core personnel and business processes, with a focus on developing, implementing, and driving best practice programs, initiatives and processes to foster Aflac's corporate commitment to diversity.
Under Hill’s leadership, Aflac maintains a workforce boasting 67 percent women and more than 40 percent minorities, as well as an 86 percent employee engagement score. In 2016, she was named to Black Enterprise’s Top Executives in Corporate Diversity and in both 2016 and 2017 was included on Profiles in Diversity Journal’s list of Diversity Leaders.
Hill joined Aflac in 1990 and has held a variety of positions, including project management, business partnership management and, most recently, chief of staff to the company’s chief information officer. Her extensive career at Aflac has enabled her to gain a profound understanding of the company’s culture and to foster its award-winning reputation as an ethical company, preparing her for her current role as chief diversity officer.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from the University of Georgia. She is active in community organizations, including the board of directors of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Columbus State University’s Community Diversity Committee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and serving as chaplain of Jack and Jill of America Inc., a social organization dedicated to serving, developing, supporting and educating boys and girls to mature into self-sufficient and successful young men and women.
Jennifer E Long Certified Master Coach Management Possible
Jennifer is a Certified Master Coach and trainer who delivers highly compelling, totally personalized management through leadership skills training and coaching. Her focus is to challenge a learner’s thinking to compel and inspire action, behavior change, and substantial improvement in the way managers and leaders perform on the job.
Jennifer leads from experience, with a track record built on success. She and her team assess individual and team performance gaps, then follow with targeted, personalized development. She works with multiple levels of management individuals and teams nationally and globally. She delivers programs that are practical and tactical – building confidence and know-how. Organizational impact is immediate.
Jennifer is accomplished across multiple disciplines of corporate learning and development with in depth experience in creating accountability, performance management, employee and executive assessment, succession planning process, skills and behavioral coaching, collaboration, team effectiveness, and leadership competencies. She has designed and delivered programming across multiple clients in up to 15 competency areas in small businesses to large enterprises. Has a 20+-year track record. Developed a ground-up, proven coaching methodology that has been used inside multiple corporations internationally. Written and contributed articles to industry trade publications, managed global marketing efforts as well as public relations. Lead design and production of technology-based learning solutions and web sites. Clients include, MGM, Lend Lease, United Artists, British American Tobacco, Ford, Canon, Northrop Grumman, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Hunter Douglas, and Zurich.
Jim Hazboun CHRO/CAO – SVP, Division Head of Corporate Services Hyundai Capital America (HCA)
Jim Hazboun is the CHRO/CAO at Hyundai Capital America (HCA), a $30 billion, top-10 auto-finance company. At HCA, Jim is the head of the Corporate Services division, which includes Human Resources, Corporate Culture, Information Technology, the Project Management Office, Procurement, and Administration Services. He is responsible for leading an enterprise-wide transformation to drive overall performance, efficiencies, and employee engagement. He also served as the primary advisor and valued business partner to HCA’s CEO during a period of significant growth and organizational change. His advice to leadership and proven skills in identifying financial obstacles to success helped Hyundai Capital America keep engagement high—and raise it further—while controlling labor costs.
In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures where he founded several small companies, Jim has served in key roles at organizations such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL/NASA/Caltech), Business.com, EDS, and Toyota Finance Services. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Pacific, where he was also an NCAA Division 1-A Football scholarship recipient. His interests include reading, entrepreneurial endeavors, mixed martial arts, and spending time with his family.
Michael G. Stephens Director, Human Resources Alston & Bird LLP
Michael Stephens is the Director of Human Resources at Alston & Bird LLP, an international law firm with more than 1700 lawyers and employees in eleven offices. Alston & Bird has been recognized by Fortune Magazine on their annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work for in America” for the past 18 years. In his role, Michael manages all aspects of human resource operations, including supporting the firm’s award-winning culture that prioritizes trust, service, and inclusion. He also serves on the firm’s National Diversity & Inclusion Committee and on the Association of Legal Administrators Diversity & Inclusion Committee, on behalf of which he has presented topics relating to law firm diversity across the country.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Florida State University and has pursued human resources training through the Stern School of Business at New York University and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Michael is very active in community organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Historic Oakland Cemetery, and as a mentor for both Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta and Year Up Greater Atlanta.
In his free time, Michael enjoys international travel, running, and Florida State football.
Raymond Hall Senior Vice President of People and Culture The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
Raymond Hall is currently the Senior Vice President of People and Culture for The Larry H. Miller Group of Companies reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The company employs more than 11,000 individuals at businesses located in 46 states. The areas of focus fall into five primary areas: automotive; sports and entertainment; finance and insurance; real estate; and philanthropy. Raymond has more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and has significant experience in developing Human Resource policy and strategy with senior leadership to support business needs. He is particularly skilled in talent management and ensuring the right people are in the right positions to achieve organizational objectives. He has served on the leadership teams of substantial international businesses since 2008, developing HR strategy and policy in conjunction with business strategy. Before joining the LHM Group, Raymond served as the Global Director of Human Resources at Flowserve, one of the world's largest manufacturers of pumps, valves, and seals with over 19,000 employees in over 60 countries. He has a strong international outlook and has had professional experience in North America, China, India, Brazil and Europe. From 2011-2012, he worked as Global HR Leader for Cargill’s European Headquarters in Geneva. He is a military veteran and served more than 10 years with the US Army Special Operations Command, headquarterd at Ft Bragg, NC. Raymond resides in South Jordan, Utah.
Mark A. Gonzales VP, Client Enablement Perceptyx
Mark Gonzales is an experienced thought leader with a broad background and diverse resume. Enjoying success across global Commercial and Human Resources roles throughout his career, Mark offers expertise, energy, insight and real world solutions to clients and colleagues. His approachable style enhances tailored and helpful engagements for his clients.
Currently, Mark is Vice President, Client Enablement at Perceptyx where he advises and collaborates with client survey teams and executive leaders around organizational survey design, administration and results. He leverages a unique portfolio experiences, previously leading employee intelligence initiatives, talent management efforts and organizational effectiveness practices that have informed his solutions for a broad range of industries, companies and clients.
Previously, Mark was Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion at The Hershey Company, where he enjoyed a 20-year career. As a Perceptyx client, Mark led Hershey’s integrated Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement practice and the delivery of related enterprise talent strategic initiatives. His prior HR leadership experiences included learning and organization development roles with corporate, manufacturing, operations, sales, marketing, finance and executive audiences. He has delivered initiatives and programming across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Along the way, Mark has built sales leadership and customer competency as he grew businesses and teams. He delivered customized, creative sales solutions in customer roles and supported the development and success of sales professionals while in team leadership roles. In these sales roles, Mark has worked in multiple North American markets, across multiple trade channels and customers.
Mark’s client-centric, business-growing approach is informed and enabled by a deep understanding of survey design, analysis and action planning. Additionally, he is certified in multiple individual and team performance coaching, leadership development, inclusion, and facilitation curriculums.
Mark volunteers his time at AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, where he serves on the Board of Directors and is Vice President of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee.
Mark holds a bachelors degree in Organizational Communication Management from University of Portland and is pursuing a master’s degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University.
Peter Louch Founder and CEO Vemo, Inc.
Peter Louch is the founder and CEO of Vemo, a leading supplier of cloud-based workforce planning and predictive analytics software and services.
Mr. Louch has over fifteen years of experience in the workforce planning and analytics space and has served as a subject matter expert for many of the world’s largest and most interesting organizations. Mr. Louch also serves as a guest lecturer on predictive analytics and workforce planning theory at Wharton and Claremont Graduate University.
As founder of Vemo, Mr. Louch works with customer executive teams and ensures Vemo’s road map is geared to provide ideal solutions to the highest impact customer problems. Mr. Louch also works with select global customers and industry leaders to provide consulting/advisory services and build requirements for complex engagements.
Prior to founding Vemo, Mr. Louch led the Talent Value Management practice area of Right Management Consultants and The Empower Group, divisions of Manpower. In this role, Mr. Louch led major engagements with technology, professional services, pharmaceutical and public sector organizations and developed the Talent Value Management methodology to apply supply chain concepts to human resource planning and management. Prior to Right/Empower, Mr. Louch held successive sales and leadership positions with the Advertising & Communications division of TMP Worldwide. Prior to TMP, Mr. Louch held roles within both technology and consumer products startups.
Mr. Louch graduated with high honors from University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Astrophysics.
Janet Okimoto VP, HR Information Systems and Transformation Providence St. Joseph Health
Janet Okimoto is the VP, HR Information Systems and Transformation at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), a $21B not-for profit health and social services system with over 111,000 employees in the Pacific Northwest, CA, NM, and TX. Previously, she served as the VP, HR Operations and Technology at St. Joseph Health System (SJHS). She is partnering with other PSJH HR leaders to design the future organizational model for the newly-formed organization which includes system-wide HCM technology solutions and transformation work.
At SJHS, Janet led the transition to a strategic HR service delivery model, which included the centralization and build of the HR and payroll shared services functions. She then led the successful implementation of a cloud-based HCM and payroll solution which served as the technology foundation and process-enabler under the new model.
Janet has served in strategic HR, information systems and finance leadership roles for over 20 years, leveraging her technology expertise to help organizations streamline and optimize operations. She holds a BS, Business Administration from CSU Long Beach anda CPA license (inactive) from the California Board of Accountancy.
Sharon Dunbar VP, HR General Dynamic Mission Systems
Pam Petriello VP, Global HR Operations TTM Technologies, Inc.
Pam is the head of TTM’s Global HR Operations function since January 2016. TTM is a $2.5 billion leader in the manufacture of printed circuit boards with 30,000 employees across 30 sites in primarily China, Hong Kong, the United States and Canada. The Global HR Operations function delivers expertise across the organization for Total Rewards, HR Systems, Payroll and Shared Services, Learning & Development, and Talent Acquisition. Pam has also held Total Rewards and HR executive positions at ASML/Cymer, Applera/Applied Biosystems, NetScreen, Barclays Global Investors and JP Morgan. She has an M.S. in HRM from the New School of Social Research, and a B.S. in Business from Northeastern University.