Norm Baillie-David, MBA, CMRP
Senior Vice President, Employee Engagement
Norm Baillie-David, MBA, CMRP is a recognized expert in workforce measurement, employee engagement and organizational development, with more than thirty years of experience in North America and around the world. Mr. Baillie-David’s passion is workforce improvement, particularly in the areas of leadership development, employee engagement, and organizational culture (particularly as it regards safety culture). His engagements routinely result in organizations achieving a stronger safety culture in the workplace, higher engagement, and leadership teams working more collaboratively and effectively together. Through a series of presentations and custom workshops he has developed, he helps clients develop and articulate a compelling vision, build successful employee engagement action plans, and improve safety culture, teamwork, and collaboration. He has worked directly with many major North American utilities and manufacturing operations to measure and improve safety culture and employee engagement.
Senior Vice President of Risk Management & Insurance
Randstad North America
Corey Berghoefer is a risk management expert with over a decade’s worth of experience in safety and risk management, underwriting and loss control, claims management and risk financing/accounting/insurance. As Senior Vice President of Risk Management & Insurance at Randstad, the second largest staffing firm in the world and third largest in the United States, Mr. Berghoefer manages a department of 47 risk professionals with the goal of implementing proven risk management strategies into Randstad’s overall business platform. Under his direction, Randstad is known for its enterprise-wide risk management strategies, workers’ compensation, and comprehensive focus on talent safety. Mr. Berghoefer holds a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Georgia.
Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP
Senior Safety Consultant
SafeStart, a division of Electrolab Limited
Tim Page-Bottorff brings valuable knowledge from over 20 years of occupational health, safety and environmental experience. He started his safety career in the Marine Corps and is very proud of his continued grassroots approach. He has received the coveted ASSE Safety Professional of the Year for Region II and also for the Arizona Chapter, and his industry accomplishments include teaching as an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for UCSD and an Adjunct Faculty Member, Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner. Mr. Page-Bottorff has consulted with hundreds of clients at thousands of sites across several industries, including Georgia Pacific, Land O’ Lakes, Mosaic, Honda, International Paper, and Procter and Gamble.
Lea Brovedani was recently honored at Trust Across America 2017 as Top Thought Leader in Trust, and is the author of two books, and is the co-author of three others. Prior to her work in trust, she spent 10 years studying and working in the field of emotional intelligence. After taking time off to raise her family, Ms. Brovedani went back to work as HR manager for a call center overseeing a staff of 140. She has spoken at safety conferences across North America to share her vision to build a safer and more sustainable world by cultivating leaders and businesses to increase their trust and trustworthiness, and has trained leaders around the world.
Cassandra Dillon, MS
Compliance Solutions: SHERM
Cassandra Dillon is a safety risk management professional with over 20 years of experience in the fields of industrial engineering, environmental, industrial hygiene, risk management, occupational safety and health. As an international sought after speaker, consultant and trainer, her subject matter expertise spans in the areas of transportation, warehousing/distribution, manufacturing, oil and gas. As an adjunct professor she regularly lectures in the areas of emergency planning, environmental systems, logistics, engineering, risk management, safety and petroleum technology. Furthermore, she has authored several safety video courses that are approved by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Chief Safety Officer
Vivid Learning Systems
Jill James, chief safety officer at Vivid Learning Systems, is a passionate advocate for workforce wellbeing and safety through prevention, well known for her straightforward approach to the complexities of the occupational health and safety profession.
With 12 years of experience as a senior OSHA safety investigator with the State of Minnesota and a decade of private sector safety management experience, Ms. James strives to develop helpful resources for new and aspiring safety professionals. Having personally worked through each one of OSHA’s regulations related to training and compliance, she’s got a particular talent for unwinding state & federal regulations.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Josh LeBrun is president and COO of eCompliance, a leading provider of EHS management solutions designed to improve worker participation in safety. He is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations and heads the customer success team to ensure the successful onboarding, orientation, support, and training of safety professionals throughout North America. With over 250 clients across the manufacturing, construction, utilities and energy industries, Mr. LeBrun has seen firsthand which elements shape a strong safety culture. With many years of experience in the health and safety software space, he is considered an advisor and mentor on industry trends, best practices, and is a member of the National Safety Council’s Young Professionals Division.
Adam Levesque, MBA, CSP
Safety Management Consultant
The MEMIC Group
Adam Levesque is a safety management consultant for The MEMIC Group, a leading provider for worker’s compensation insurance. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 10 years of experience as a safety professional. Mr. Levesque came to workers’ compensation specialty insurer MEMIC after working for multiple manufacturing companies with facilities across the world. He was in charge of managing a team of safety professionals and responsible for developing, integrating and aligning safety best practices across manufacturing facilities globally. Mr. Levesque earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Safety Sciences from Keene State College in New Hampshire and also earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Environmental Compliance and Sustainability from Southern New Hampshire University.
Power of Yes
Graham Neil is an international award-winning senior reporter at CTV Edmonton. He has over 25 years of television broadcast experience and has met and interviewed Hollywood stars, prime ministers, top CEOs, leading-edge entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers shaping the workplace future. Combining business savvy with quick wit, Mr. Neil has led numerous corporate and educational workshops in the HR, hospitality, education, health care, oil and gas, and construction industries. He has also hosted an impressive list of galas, conferences, and special events around the world.
Loss Control Director
The MEMIC Group
Rod Stanley of The MEMIC Group has more than 30 years of experience in the construction, logging, high-risk manufacturing, boat building, and insurance loss-control industries. He has traveled up and down the eastern United States, providing safety consultation to hundreds of businesses and work sites. Mr. Stanley is among the nation’s leading experts in the areas of scaffolding, fall protection, and hoisting operations. In a leadership role with MEMIC’s Loss Control Department since 2002, he has been actively involved in the development and delivery of the Safety-Based Cultural Survey and the Leadership Development Certificate Series.
Director, Safety – Risk Management
Michael Summers is the Director of Safety and Risk Management for Randstad U.S. He has spent the last 18 years in Randstad Risk Management with ever increasing areas of responsibility. He is a subject matter expert on Risk Management issues, including Safety & OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, insurance, and general liability issues. As the Director of Safety, Mr. Summers leads a team of 18 experienced safety professionals across the U.S. His focus is on helping Randstad partner with like-minded safety conscious clients to reduce the frequency and severity of workplace injuries for both Randstad and its customers.
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D.
Principal/Lead Change Agent
Eric Svendsen is principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years of experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies. Mr. Svendsen has developed and rolled out a variety of learning programs using adult-learning theory for all levels of client companies, including compliance training for hourly field workers, leadership development for supervisors and managers, safety-leadership cultural training for field supervisors and directors, and business-acumen training.
Power of Yes
Donovan Workun is an award-winning actor, improviser, and founding member of the comedy duo “Atomic Improv”. He has played sold-out shows across North America, won the “Just For Laughs” Improv Festival in Montreal and the World Improv Championships in Los Angeles. He has shared the stage with Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie from “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and Mike Myers from “Austin Powers”. He also appeared in movies with Kiefer Sutherland, Demi Moore, and Patrick Swayze. Mr. Workup is considered one of the top corporate improv instructors in Canada.