If you are reading my summary you are probably looking for a short text that says it all, right?
Well, after few years abroad as an expat in France I've learned few things us Brazilians have a tough time with: being objective yet compelling! But I also had the opportunity to teach something Brazilians know the best, how to create an engaging work environment where leaders are real enablers.
To start, I'm a People Management professional with over 9 years’ experience in different HR fields, both as a generalist and specialist, mostly on Talent Attraction, Acquisition & Management. Along this path I have created a good understating of the expectations and interests of the different generations at the work space, and had to chance to put that to the test by developing and managing key entry-level programs (Internship, Management Trainee and Young Apprentice).
In this journey I have been assigned with key projects on Learning and Employer Branding, and as you can imagine new passions were born: Marketing, Digital and Communication. In a recent past, I was in Paris working for the world's leading beauty company and together with a team making sure we create the right awareness about the great career opportunities we have in over 60 markets!
Today I´m back to Brazil as HR and Communication Manager for Research and Innovation with a very exciting task together with a very disruptive team – open our new research center to foster innovation for Brazil and the world!
Chief People Officer
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.
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 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.
AceParking Management Inc.
Michelle Dente, Executive Vice President of Member Services for Ace Parking Management, Inc. has more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience with both private and public organizations, directing as many as 10,000 employees in companies with revenues in excess of $1 billion. Michelle had led these companies through start-up, mergers and acquisitions, turnaround and growth phases.
Michelle has spent more than two decades in leadership and executive roles in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, marketing, hi-tech, construction, and management services. She is acclaimed for transforming HR departments from transactional teams to strategic and high-performance teams. Michelle’s passion and purpose is to promote positive change in business, community, and government.
In 2009, Michelle founded the HR Executive forum – a forum for senior level HR executives who share a passion for HR beyond administration and compliance, whose strategic roles, knowledge, best practices, and experiences could drive organizational change; lead the next generation of HR practitioners; move business forward, and work with local and state legislators to improve the political landscape and reform employment legislation in order to drive economic growth for our communities. The forum later joined forces with the California Chamber political action committee.
In 2010, Michelle was nominated for San Diego’s Women Who Mean Business Award and was presented with the Medallion award for driving a Workplace Excellence strategy by the Society of Human Resource.
Michelle is an accomplished business leader that has leveraged her experience and education to help companies achieve their strategic objectives. Her educational attainments include a B.S in management and a MBA in business administration from CSU Dominguez Hills.
Michelle is the contributing author of Inside the Minds: HR leadership Strategies, which provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on human resources, covering learning and development leadership strategies. Topics include the role of the human resources leader, developing a satisfied workforce, and developing business leaders for the future. She is also a contributing author of ExecBlueprint, an online publication with a subscription base of C-Level executives from Global 2000 companies, covering specific topics and how these issues will impact executives.
She also is a member of the California Chamber’s political action committee, which helps to forward pro-business legislative reforms in CA as well as oppose anti-business legislative proposals that potentially affect CA businesses. Additionally, she also serves on the SHRM Advocacy team, representing the 51st Congressional district, which advances the interests of the HR profession at both the Federal and state levels and serves as the “go to” person for lawmakers. She serve as the face of HR within the district and act as the point of contact for SHRM’s Government Affairs Team when the need for in-district advocacy arises.
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.
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
Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University System
niversity of Minnesota
Sally A. Paull
Sally Paull joined Regeneron as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in April 2016.
Sally has more than 20 years’ of experience in HR executive leadership roles in the healthcare and biopharma industries, where she has transformed the HR function, delivering significant improvements to talent acquisition, performance management, compensation, diversity, and workplace culture.
Previously, Sally was with Inova Health System, a $3 billion not-for-profit organization with 16,000 employees, where she built and led HR programs as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to that, Sally served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Forest Laboratories, a mid-size pharmaceutical company, where she led the global HR function. Earlier in her career, Sally served in progressively senior HR roles at Dentsply International, a global manufacturer of dental products.
Following 20+ years on active duty and in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Sally retired having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Sally received her bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of International Relations from the University of Delaware.
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.
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.
SVP Chief People Officer
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.
COO & EVP
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.
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.
CEO and Co-Founder
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.
President & Founder
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
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.
Vice President, Enterprise Human Resources
Girish Ganesan is a strategic leader credited with driving change and building best in class teams. A creative thinker with passion for innovation in improving organizational performance, he has international experience in HR Strategy, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, HR Shared Services, Organizational Change, Cross-Cultural Assimilation, Restructuring & Revitalization, and M&A Integration
In his current role, he is responsible for driving an optimized HR operating model with a focus on continually improving the employee experience at TD. He oversees the Enterprise HR Business Solutions Delivery and Technology Investment Portfolio, Enterprise HR Project and Change Management Office, Workforce Data & Analytics, and Vendor Management Strategy & Governance to embed an efficient, effective and client centric focus in HR for 90,000+ employees across multiple geographies.
An international professional, Girish has been recognized as the Top Future Leader by HR.com this year as well as in 2016 for outstanding work in corporate leadership with a vision for the future. In addition, he was the recipient of Golden Globe Tiger Award for Excellence in HR Leadership in 2015 endorsed by Asian Confederation of Businesses, and named HR Professional of the Year by Human Resources magazine in Singapore in 2013.
Prior to TD Bank, Girish was with Manulife for approximately 10 years where he held a variety of senior positions at both global and regional levels in Total Rewards, Shared Services, and HR Business Consulting. His last role of VP, Global HR Client Services at Manulife included leading a multifunctional HR shared services portfolio servicing 38,000+ employees across 15 countries.
Girish has worked in North America and Asia with exposure to over 50 jurisdictions across North America, Asia and Europe. During his career, he has led both generalist and specialist human resources functions in the financial services, high technology, retail and consulting fields. Prior to Manulife, Girish worked for other well-known multinationals including Accenture, Primus Telecommunications and Gap Inc.
Born in New Delhi and educated in Canada and India, Girish has an honours degree in Political Science and Economics, and post-graduate education in Human Resources Management. He also holds the Canadian Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation and serves as a Director on the HR Professional Associations' Board.
Jennifer E Long
Certified Master Coach
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.
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.