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Katharine (Kat) Anderson
Director, Corporate Human Resources
Katharine “Kat” Anderson is the Director, Corporate Human Resources at Scientific Games with responsibility for the corporate administrative and compliance-related functions as well as the lead HR business partner for the corporate departments within the company. During her tenure with Scientific Games, Ms. Anderson also has served as the corporate HR representative for the Integration Management Office and was actively involved with the integration management team as the company has been involved in two large integrations over the past several years. Prior to joining Scientific Games, Ms. Anderson worked in HR leadership positions at several companies including Kellogg, Brown & Root, and Perini Building Company. She holds her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Florida—Tampa and is an avid USF Bulls fan.
Senior VP, CAO, and CHRO
Elizabeth Bolt is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Human Resources Officer for UW Health. In these roles, she provides strategic direction and enterprise oversight for functional areas including information technology, human resources, facilities and support services and marketing and public affairs. Within human resources, Ms. Bolt is charged with leading the organization toward seamless operations in all facets from recruitment and onboarding to compensation, labor relations, learning and development and staff engagement.
Ms. Bolt formerly held the position of Senior Associate Dean at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, where she was responsible for a variety of administrative functions including human resources administration for faculty and staff.
In 2013, Ms. Bolt left the Midwest for two years to serve as Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Connecticut Health System. There she was responsible for all aspects of human resources for all components of the health system including the hospital, physician practice plan, medical school, dental school, correctional managed health care and related entities.
Ms. Bolt has served on several committees for the Association of American Medical Colleges including the Group on Business Affairs Steering Committee and the Leadership Search and Selection Advisory Committee. She also has served as assistant dean for business affairs for the schools of education, health sciences and social welfare at UW-Milwaukee and has held several management positions in hospitals and health care systems in the Milwaukee area. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College (Mich.) and a master’s degree in health care management from UW-Milwaukee.
Director of Human Resources
Watermark Retirement Communities
Mike Burkhart is the director of HR for Watermark Retirement Communities where he oversees a quality team of HR professionals that manage associate risk management, human resources administration, associate benefits, corporate compliance partnership, liability insurance, employment legal, labor relations, associate payroll, as well as recruiting. He serves as a Watermark For Kids Board Member and Director of Diversity for 4,500-plus associates in 19 states. Prior to joining Watermark Retirement Communities, he served as a regional human resource director for both Horizon/CMS Healthcare and Integrated Healthcare and
Natasha Bowman, J.D., SPHR
Director of Education and Organizational Development
White Plains Hospital
Natasha Bowman JD, SPHR, the senior director of education and organization development for White Plains Hospital, has been leading organizations through the complex, fast-changing human resources landscape for over ten years. Through her Talent Management and Leadership Development Consulting Company, Performance ReNEW, she has developed a reputation as an expert consultant and thought leader for organizations like The Heritage Foundation, Knowledge International, and Wiley Publishing and many others. Her expertise spans human resources management, learning and development, talent management, employment law, organizational development, sourcing and recruiting, collective bargaining, and ethics and compliance. Because of her ability to diagnose workplace issues and provide proven solutions to organizations, she is often referred to as The Workplace Doctor.
Most importantly, Ms. Bowman is committed to developing the next generation of organizational leaders. She is one of the most sought after speakers and teachers. She has spoken and taught at some of the prestigious corporate classroom and graduate business schools across the country such as: Fordham University, Walmart Stores Inc., Manhattan College, Northwell Health (formerly North Shore LIJ Health System) Georgetown University, and the Jack Welch Management Institute.
Jaime S. Fall
Director of UpSkill America
Jaime S. Fall is Director of UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute, an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and to help our economy and communities thrive by promoting training and advancement practices to help workers progress in their careers and move into better-paying jobs. The initiative, which was announced by President Obama following his 2015 State of the Union Address, is led by a coalition of business, education, workforce training, and human resource organizations.
Mr, Fall also serves as Senior Advisor for Workforce and Talent Sustainability for the HR Policy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting America educated, qualified and hired through the development of research, services and resources to better inform students, jobseekers, workers, educators and policy makers about the skills needed by large employers in today’s rapidly changing workplaces, and as Chief Workforce Strategist for A3 Schools, a California-based charter school system. Previously, he served as Deputy Secretary, Employment and Workforce Development, for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. As a Senate-confirmed leader in the Schwarzenegger Administration, he provided policy and guidance to California’s $11 billion workforce system and the nearly 9,000 employees that made up the entities within the agency. Previously, he spent more than a decade in Washington, D.C. working at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration; the National Association of State Workforce Agencies; Fall Communications, a workforce development-focused marketing and website development company founded by him and his wife.
Chief Operating Officer
F&H Solutions Group
Brad Federman is an author, a speaker and a consultant with more than 24 years of corporate experience in various aspects of human resources including performance management and employee engagement, employee compensation, executive recruiting, change management and instructional design. His background also includes sales, marketing, product development and operations.
Mr. Federman works with clients to create healthy organizations through employee and customer engagement, leadership, sales and customer service. He helps clients develop the best talent and reputation and provides them with the tools to help clients become the organization of choice for both employees and customers.
In 2013, his performance improvement company, Performancepoint, LLC, merged with F&H Solutions Group to offer clients a strengthened portfolio of human resources consulting and performance improvement services and products. As the founder of Performancepoint, LLC, Mr. Federman has worked as a leadership coach, a human resources trainer, an executive and an entrepreneur with organizations and their executive leadership in different industries. His leadership coaching clients have included household names such as Nordstrom, FedEx, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Gemini Hospitality, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Hewitt and Associates, Gillette, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., AT&T Wireless, Dow Chemical Company, Nextel, Genentech, Amgen, WellPoint Health Networks, Tyson Foods, Subaru of America, New York Life, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Gulf Bank.
Prior to founding Performancepoint, Mr. Federman was the executive vice president of Novations Group and has held leadership positions with Accenture and Humana Inc. He is a frequently requested featured speaker at conferences and business meetings worldwide. He is the author of Employee Engagement: A Roadmap for Creating Profits, Optimizing Performance, and Increasing Loyalty, Jump Start: 50 Ways to Engage Your Team and a contributing author to 101 Ways to Enhance Your Career. He also has been interviewed for Fox Business News’ John Stossel Show and articles in numerous publications such as American Banker, Fortune Small Business, Los Angeles Times and HR Magazine.
Mr. Federman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Maryland and a Master of Education degree in human resource development from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Edward E. Hubbard, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.
Edward Hubbard, PhD, specializes in techniques for applied business performance improvement, Diversity Return on Investment (DROI®) measurement and analytics, instructional design, and strategic organizational development. He is an expert in organizational behavior, organizational analysis, applied performance improvement and ROI measurement strategies, strategic planning, diversity measurement and analytics, and strategic organizational change methodologies. He holds a Practitioner Certification and Master Practitioner Certification in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and is the author of more than 40 books.
Lori Kleiman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Lori Kleiman is an accomplished businessperson, entrepreneur, and leader. In her most recent corporate role, Ms. Kleiman orchestrated a group of 18 HR consultants nationally. She brought cutting edge HR techniques to the group, and fostered a practical sense of HR to small businesses. Ms. Kleiman has conducted seminars to business people and HR professionals sharing best practices and new initiatives to bring to small businesses throughout the United States. With a Master of Human Resources and the highest level of certification available in HR, an SPHR designation, she has the depth of knowledge needed to provide her clients with the foundation of traditional study and real world solutions to drive immediate action.
As Founder and CEO of Positive Disruption, Kim LaFever specializes in working with organizations going through transformative change. By leveraging the latest thinking on the science of change, and her global leadership experience with Fortune 500 companies, she helps organizations navigate change more rapidly with less stress, greater resilience, and outstanding results.
As an expert in employee engagement and organizational development and structures, she founded Positive Disruption as an evangelist for “workplaces that foster both maximum company results and employee satisfaction as their engine for success.” Her experience includes work with global organizations in advertising, retail, consulting, IT/software development, government, human resources, hospitality, and manufacturing.
Kim holds degrees from Indiana University and certifications in project and change management from the Project Management Institute and PROSCI. She is a member of the Association for Change Management Practitioners, the International Association of Facilitators, the Institute for Cultural Affairs and is a Licensed Insights Practitioner. She is the author of the upcoming book, “Out of the Box – The New Way to Think About Work.”
Her speaking events create energy, insight and immediate impact. She travels the world bringing Positive Disruption to large corporations, professional organizations, athletic teams, and community groups. When she is not on the road she lives in Portland – one of the weirdest cities in America, where you will often find her with her husband, two cats, and the happiest dog in the world.
President, Unbridled Talent
CEO, Disrupt HR
Jennifer McClure, the CEO of information exchange Disrupt HR and the CEO of Unbridled Talent, is a sought-after speaker and business advisor who combines her expertise as a business leader, human resources executive, executive recruiter, and executive coach with practical strategies to help leaders increase their impact, grow their influence, and deliver results in their careers and in their organizations.
Consistently rated as a top speaker at major events and conferences, Ms. McClure’s engaging and entertaining style is a mix of inspiration, how-to, and strategic discussion drawing upon over 25 years of studying best practices and partnering with senior executives to attract, recruit and retain the best talent for their teams. She has spoken at over 250 industry-related conferences and corporate events, where she has delivered keynote presentations or led workshops in the areas of leadership, talent strategies, effective communication and personal development.
Strategic Development Worldwide & Hope for Prisoners Board Member
Arte Nathan served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Steve Wynn’s gaming companies from 1983 – 2006, and opened all of his casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Mississippi and China. He retired from the gaming industry in 2006 and moved to Southern California to open the Resort at Pelican Hill. In 2013, he returned to Las Vegas where he’s engaged with several startups and providing advisory services to companies interested in optimizing their human capital.
Mr. Nathan graduated from Cornell University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. He has been the recipient of many awards for his work in Human Resources, community affairs and education. He is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities, and has addressed numerous professional associations and conferences on the subjects of leadership and human resource management.
Nicole Price gets it. She understands that if leadership is anything, it is personal, and that everyone can be a great leader — everyone can lead his or her own, whole life. So she gets personal. her transparency allows others to learn from her mistakes and helps them avoid the same pitfalls. She gets real. She will tell you, yes, having differences within a team can be harder, but that hard work can really pay off — both professionally and personally. And she gets wise. She’ll tell you, in a heartbeat, how she’s gotten a few things wrong over the years, but a little grace and some solid coaching saved her.
Can you make mistakes and still be an awesome leader? Is it possible to lead effectively with so many personalities on one team? Can you genuinely lead people and still have a decent life and energy left to live it? If you ask Nicole, the answer is absolutely yes.
Through leadership development, coaching, consulting, keynotes, and other resources, Ms. Price encourages and enables others to live their lives in excellence. Her energetic and engaging sessions leave participants with strategies and specific tools that they can apply right away. Her lively presentation style garners rave reviews and, very often, an invitation to return.
Ms. Price received her B.S. in chemical engineering from North Carolina A&T University and her master’s degree in adult education from Park University. For more information about Nicole and Lively Paradox programs, please visit www.livelyparadox.net.
Global Head of Technology and Analytics
Talent Innovation Center – Randstad Sourceright
Jason Roberts is a leading authority on HR analytics and systems with more than 15 years of experience using big data to drive recruitment strategies for Fortune 500 companies. He has a mastery of using data to drive business strategy and outcomes and has led Randstad Sourceright to provide clients unparalleled insights into their operations. He also helped launched Randstad Sourceright’s TalentRadar®, an advanced analytics and recruiting intelligence platform that helps employers leverage data from multiple systems to support informed talent decisions. He has worked with RPO and MSP clients from the technology, consumer packaged goods, retail, fashion, and other industries to recruit and hire top-level talent. He holds an MBA in project management from the University of Texas at Dallas, a BA in Communications from Dallas Baptist University, and is Six Sigma certified.
Lynda Silsbee, CPT, SPHR
Founder and Principal
Performance Dimensions Group and Alliance for Leadership Acceleration
Lynda Silsbee is Founder and Principal Consultant at Performance Dimensions Group, a boutique consulting group that provides the resources and skills to nurture organizations along the path to achieving high performance. She worked for many years internally as an HR professional and started PDG in 1999 to focus exclusively in Organizational and Leadership effectiveness. In 2002 she launched the LEAP® – Leadership Acceleration Program and formed an additional company dedicated to expanding leadership effectiveness nationally through the LEAP program and its network of Affiliate Partners.
Ms. Silsbee’s previous employment includes 17 years at Nordstrom in various organizational roles including HR, finance, sales, and operations. Her other relevant experience includes Genie Industries, Starbucks Coffee Company, Jones Soda, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Vulcan. Ms. Silsbee holds a BA in Business with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington, and received her Certified Performance Technologist designation for proven work in the field of Human Performance since 2003 and has held SPHR certification since 1995.
Technology Solutions Director
Kevin Terwiller is the Solutions Director for Dell’s IoT Division where he leads vertical strategy and the creation of use case specific ‘blueprint’ to help customers realize ROI quicker on IoT deployments. He has been at Dell for 9 years and has completed roles in product design, customer experience, and sales enablement. He has 31 patents for innovative customer solutions and also has an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. By leveraging his experience interacting with customers across the product development process, he identifies vertical use cases which provide opportunities for the Internet of Things to meaningfully impact customer’s businesses.
Mr. Terwiller has also led a multi-year Design Thinking training initiative within Dell to encourage marketers to think differently about iterative problem solving and to focus on having empathy for customers.