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.
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.
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.
CEO & Founder
For nearly two decades, Shirley has advised Fortune 500 companies on creating inclusive, high performance leaders and enterprises. Prior to founding InclusionINC, Shirley held senior management positions in global consumer product organizations Brown & Williamson and Frito-Lay. She is one of the leading pioneers around workplace initiatives that improve business results through employee engagement and inclusion.
In Engelmeier’s latest book, Becoming an Inclusive Leader, she addresses the new leadership skills, experience and tools necessary to succeed in an increasingly diverse and participative workforce that will generate positive business results globally.
Since founding InclusionINC, she has introduced significant corporate training, leadership development, strategic business constructs (such as the Key Employee Demographics Required For Growth™ (KEDRG), customized web-based assessments, strategic and customized metrics and solutions for Learning Over Time®.
She is a frequent speaker at national HR, leadership, workplace and business strategy conferences in the US and abroad.
A highly regarded business strategist, Shirley has consulted with C-Suite executives globally on workplace Initiatives across a broad range of industries that include Cargill, PetSmart, Hershey’s, ESPN, Denny's/Advantica, 3M, Caterpillar, U.S. Bank, JM Smucker and others.
Shirley earned her B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and resides with her family in Minneapolis.
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.