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The keys to unlocking a successful corporate culture are predicated upon how leaders in those prospective organizations perceive culture as a top priority. And many senior-leaders agree that a healthy company culture is a basic component of any successful organization. It lays the groundwork for strong employee engagement, retention, and performance. And this reality isn’t going unnoticed by business leaders. In fact, almost 70 percent of employees and leaders say culture is more important to business success than strategy and operations. And 69 percent of leaders credit much of their success during the recent pandemic to company culture. Now’s the time to face culture head on and use it to drive employee, team, and business success.

Agenda

Welcome

A Special Thanks To Our Premier Sponsor

7:15AM-8:30AM

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Sponsored by:

Rob Adams
8:30AM-8:40AM

OPENING REMARKS

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
Amanda Fajak
8:40AM-9:10AM

Make Culture Your Superpower. Unleash Your Performance

Amanda Fajak CEO – Walking the Talk | A ZRG Company

We are operating in a world with record high worker stress, lack of trust in organizations and decreased employee engagement.  Against this backdrop, companies are spending millions on addressing the Talk of their culture – posters, collateral, communication campaigns – but how do organizations pivot from this to the work on culture that impacts business outcomes and the relationship they have with their employees – the Walk of their culture? In this keynote presentation Amanda Fajak, CEO Walking the Talk Group, ZRG Consulting, will explore how to take a practical approach to building culture, the work that really makes a difference, including the power of individual and group assessments to accelerate impact. This session will be packed full of examples and leadership stories to inspire practical action.

9:10AM-9:20AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Matthew Breitfelder
9:20AM-9:50AM

BUILDING AN ULTIMATE HIGH-PERFORMANCE, MODERN CULTURE

Matthew Breitfelder Partner, Global Head of Human Capital – Apollo Global Management

As the competition for talent continues to intensify, alternative investing firms are more focused than ever on the importance of cultural strength and well-being in driving employee engagement, productivity, recruitment and retention. In the following informative session, Matt Breitfelder, one of PE’s top talent officers will discuss the future of work, how the private equity sector’s approach to talent is changing, and how Apollo is managing its rapid growth and striving to build a modern high-performance culture that brings out the best in its people. They will explore how Apollo is approaching talent acquisition, development, and DE&I to foster innovation and drive performance.

9:50AM-10:00AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

10:00AM-10:15AM

Coffee & Networking Break

Sponsored by:

Christine Greybe
10:15AM-10:50AM

Building Culture Transformation Through Sustaining Behaviors

Christine Greybe President, Leadership Consulting – DHR Global

In this panel, experts will provide valuable insights into the art of cultivating a thriving, sustainable organizational culture. They will explore the dynamics of behavior-based culture shifts, emphasizing how sustained behavioral changes can act as catalysts for transformative organizational culture change. Panelists will outline strategies for embedding these changes into the fabric of an organization and discuss practical approaches to nurturing a culture that not only adapts to the current climate but also remains resilient and agile for future challenges.

Judia Jackson
Chief People and Culture Officer
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts

Tracey Keele
Advisory Partner & Culture Transformation Leader
KPMG US

Christopher Rodriguez
Vice President – Talent, Culture & Engagement & Human Resources
Air Products

Beth Nastachowski
Director of Training & Development
TI Verbatim Consulting (TIVC)

10:50AM-11:00AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Jame Cofran
11:00AM-11:30AM

Crafting Organizational Culture: Moments That Matter

Jame Cofran Principal – TiER1 Performance

Think back across your career. What were the conversations, experiences, and major events that had significant impact, positive or negative, on how you felt about working for an organization? Occasions that filled you with pride? A key event that made you think “this organization isn’t right for me?” A time when you had a major life transition, and your organization supported you (or didn’t)?  These are Moments that Matter–because they have meaningful impact on long-term employee commitment and performance. In this session Mr. Cofran will explore how to recognize the Moments that Matter in your organization’s culture and how to change them, where needed, to elevate the employee experience – and realize better business impact.

11:30AM-11:40AM

AUDIENCE Q&A

11:40AM-12:50PM

Luncheon Reception

Sponsored by:

Matt Shore
12:55PM-1:25PM

The Future Skills Needed For Success In the Workplace

Matt Shore CEO – StevenDouglas

Top leaders must have different capabilities than even just a few years ago to be successful in today’s business environment. In this panel, experts will share their perspective on the skills required to navigate and succeed in the swiftly evolving needs of future businesses. Panelists will touch on key skills such as the ability to communicate and collaborate, why they are increasingly necessary in building a culture that aligns with performance, and how to strengthen and train these abilities in order to achieve personal and team success.

Tara Blythe
Chief People Officer
Infotech

Todd Lingle
Partner
Caldwell Analytics

Ben Utecht
Chief Culture Officer
True North Equity Partners

Jaison Williams
SVP, Talent Management, Capabilities & Culture
Expedia Group

1:25PM-1:35PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

1:35PM-1:50PM

Coffee & Networking Break

Sponsored by:

Catherine Tucker
Jennifer Andrews
1:50PM-2:20PM

Culture Shift: Evolving with Purpose

Catherine Tucker Head of Organizational Effectiveness & Learning – Guardian Life Jennifer Andrews Head of Equity and Inclusion – Guardian Life

Guardian is a 160+ year old insurance company with a long history of success. But to meet the changing needs of consumers – and attract and retain the best talent – the company’s CEO, its leadership team, and Guardian’s board of directors agreed that a business transformation was needed. That decision included a widespread belief that a successful business transformation would require fostering a more inclusive and connected culture as well. In this fireside chat, Catherine Tucker, Head of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, and Jennifer Andrews, Head of Equity and Inclusion, will discuss Guardian’s journey to transform its culture by adopting a new purpose, evolving its values, developing a new colleague value proposition, aligning around consistent leadership behaviors, and embedding equity and inclusion into its business. They will share examples of how they operationalized these changes by translating strategy to action and galvanizing support across the organization.

2:20PM-2:30PM

AUDIENCE Q&A

Recipient: Arvind Krishna
Presented by: Christopher W. Hunt
2:30PM-2:40PM

"EXCELLENCE IN CULTURE" AWARD CEREMONY

Recipient: Arvind Krishna Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – IBM Presented by: Christopher W. Hunt President – Hunt Scanlon Media

Developing a corporate culture at any company requires a continual focus on its employees. And for a global company of 288,000, this can be challenging at the very least. But IBM has succeeded at the highest curve and has built a worldwide organization where each employee is respected and feels a sense of belonging. The recipient of Hunt Scanlon’s 2023 “Excellence in Culture” Award is Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO of IBM who, with his dedicated team of top professionals, have committed themselves to be leaders in corporate responsibility in which they express their aspiration to be among the world’s most respected companies. Among the keys to earning that respect is maintaining world-class standards for fair and dignified treatment for all the people who work for the company. They believe that work is more than a place you go everyday. It should be a place of exploration, creativity, professional growth and interpersonal relationships. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things. IBM wants their team to take pride in their work and in building the brand others love. As it is the combined talents, skills, knowledge, experience and passion of their team that makes them who they are.

Nickle LaMoreaux
Arvind Krishna
2:40PM-2:55PM

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: IBM: A COMPANY THAT INSPIRES A CULTURE OF BELONGING AND RESPECT

Nickle LaMoreaux Chief Human Resources Officer – IBM Arvind Krishna Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – IBM
Holly McLeod
Kitty Chaney-Reed
2:55PM-3:25PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: ADDITIONAL REFLECTIONS ON CULTURE

Holly McLeod Partner – Heidrick & Struggles Kitty Chaney-Reed Chief Leadership, Culture & Inclusion Officer – IBM
Rob Adams
3:25PM-3:40PM

Closing Remarks

Rob Adams Moderator – Hunt Scanlon Media
3:40PM-4:40PM

VIP Cocktail Reception

 

 

The keys to unlocking a successful corporate culture are predicated upon how leaders in those prospective organizations perceive culture as a top priority. And many senior-leaders agree that a healthy company culture is a basic component of any successful organization. It lays the groundwork for strong employee engagement, retention, and performance. And this reality isn’t going unnoticed by business leaders. In fact, almost 70 percent of employees and leaders say culture is more important to business success than strategy and operations. And 69 percent of leaders credit much of their success during the recent pandemic to company culture. Now’s the time to face culture head on and use it to drive employee, team, and business success.

To address this, Hunt Scanlon Media is convening hundreds of Chief Culture Officers, CHROs and Senior-Level Talent Chiefs at The Harvard Club of New York on June 6, 2024. Join us as we leading experts from major companies and other organizations asses why they need to continually alter their strategies and designs ensuring that their respective cultures create a workforce that is both content and offers the best path for growth and success.

Making Culture Your New Superpower will include leaders across the full spectrum of corporate culture including Amanda Fajak, CEO of Walking the Talk; Matthew Breitfelder,  Partner, Global Head of Human Capital – Apollo Global Management; Jame Cofran, Principal at TiER1 Performance; Catherine Tucker, Head of Organizational Effectiveness & Learning and Jennifer Andrews, Head of Equity and Inclusion; both from Guardian Life. Also participating is Judia Jackson, Chief People and Culture Officer at The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts; Tracey Keele, Advisory Partner & Culture Transformation Leader, KPMG US; Christopher Rodriguez, Vice President – Talent, Culture & Engagement & Human Resources at Air Products; Beth Nastachowski, Director of Training & Development at TI Verbatim Consulting (TIVC), Tara Blythe, Chief People Officer at Infotech; Ty Woodfolk, Deputy Director and Chief Culture and Inclusion Officer at The Guggenheim Museum; Jaison Williams, SVP, Talent Management, Capabilities & Culture at Expedia Group and Todd Lingle, Partner, Caldwell Analytics.

Our annual “Excellence in Culture” Award will be extended to the Chief Executive Officer of IBM, Arvind Krishna who will be joined by Kitty Chaney-Reed, Chief Leadership, Culture & Inclusion Officer at IBM.

The Harvard Club of New York City
35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 840-6600

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled within 60 days of each conference will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)

Speakers

Jennifer Andrews, Head of Equity and Inclusion – Guardian Life

Jennifer Andrews is the Head of equity & inclusion (E&I) at Guardian Life. In addition to her years working on inclusion and equity topics within corporate and educational settings, she brings her background in consulting, marketing, and strategic planning to this leadership role.

Prior to joining Guardian, Jennifer led the diversity and inclusion efforts for the Americas region at Credit Suisse. She is an alumna of Credit Suisse’s Real Returns Program, which helped facilitate her return to the corporate world after a career break. During this time, Jennifer remained active professionally by working as an independent consultant, investing in real estate, and volunteering in various leadership positions at a New York City independent school. She also worked in marketing and consulting at IBM and in strategic planning and organizational development at Paine Webber.

She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she received professional training through the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Executive Program.

Tara Blythe, Chief People Officer – Infotech

Tara Blythe is Infotech’s chief people officer and vice president for people, culture and communications. In this role, Tara is responsible for organizational development, people operations, innovation and communications cultivating the people-centric culture that has been present since Infotech’s founding.

Tara is a national thought leader specializing in organizational development, innovation, change management and strategic planning. With over 20 years of leadership experience in the areas of organizational strategy, people operations and workforce development across multiple industries, she is an accomplished facilitator, curriculum designer, and consultant within her fields. Tara is also a current and past adjunct faculty member supporting Executive Education for the University of Florida and University of Georgia.

Matthew Breitfelder, Partner, Global Head of Human Capital – Apollo Global Management

Matt Breitfelder is partner and global head of human capital at Apollo Global Management, a high-growth, alternative asset management and retirement services firm. He serves as a member of the firm’s management committee. Matt is responsible for Apollo’s talent management, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, learning, performance management, citizenship, compensation and benefits, and recruiting.

Before joining Apollo, Matt served as managing director and chief talent officer for BlackRock, where he also served as a member of the operating committee. Previously, he held talent and strategy roles at MasterCard, PwC, and the Corporate Executive Board. Matt began his career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he focused on international trade and economic policy.

Matt serves as chair of the Advisory Group on AI, Analytics, and the Future of Work at Georgetown University and on the board of advisors of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He also serves on the advisory board of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. He has been recognized as a top chief human resources officer by N2Growth and Stanford Business School and has co-authored a number of Harvard Business School case studies and articles on human resources, leadership, and talent innovation.

Kitty Chaney-Reed, Chief Leadership, Culture and Inclusion Officer – IBM

Kitty Chaney Reed is the Chief Leadership, Culture and Inclusion Officer for the IBM Corporation. Most recently, she was the Chief Operations Officer for the IBM Marketing organization, leading the Business Alignment team which served as the backbone across Marketing to guide the organization, generating a linkage between business objectives, marketing plans, and a coordinated management system to help focus on measurements and milestones between Marketing and the IBM Business. Previously, Kitty led the Enterprise Operations responsible for Sales and Business Operations activities for all IBM Business Units, driving the transformation of Operations across the Enterprise by modernizing tools and processes. She also serves as IBM’s Senior State Executive for the State of Georgia (US), where she represents IBM in government and policy forums such as the Atlanta Metro Chamber where she sits on the Board. She was the IBM executive sponsor in support of the passage of Anti-Hate Crime Legislation that was made law in Georgia on June 8, 2020. She joined IBM in 2017, as the Vice President of Quote to Cash for the Americas, supporting IBM’s largest geography with ~40B in annual

Jame Cofran, Principal – TiER1 Performance

Jame Cofran has more than thirty years of experience helping companies achieve their potential to perform and grow. He is a certified Cultural Transformation Tools Consultant with the Barrett Values Centre. Throughout his career, Jame has enjoyed building teams with a strong sense of purpose that are able to consistently perform at high levels.

Amanda Fajak, CEO – Walking the Talk | A ZRG Company

Amanda Fajak is CEO with Walking the Talk. An expert in culture transformation, Amanda has over 25 years’ experience in culture transformation and creating the workplace of the future. She has advised leaders from over 100 organization’s across Asia, Europe and the Americas, including startups through to some of the largest companies in the world, supporting them to build their culture as a strategic asset. Amanda continually challenges the status quo through applied research into the future of work and innovative product design and shares her expertise through CEO advisory and keynote speeches.

Christine Greybe, President, Leadership Consulting – DHR Global

Christine Greybe serves as President of DHR Leadership Consulting and leads a global team of experts who help organizations identify and develop executives who are ready to take on high-stakes, high-pressure and high-complexity decisions. As an executive search consultant, she helps public and private companies recruit leaders across the C-suite and board and for key functional roles.

Christine joined DHR in 2004 as the Managing Director of Asia-Pacific and has held roles of increasing corporate responsibility, including as a member of the board of directors, President and Head of Global. Her services include assessment and coaching, succession planning, team effectiveness, onboarding and DE&I.

During a key period of growth for the firm, Christine led the expansion of DHR’s brand globally, opening offices in Australia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, and supported growth into Europe and LATAM. More recently, she has been a part of the acquisition team providing strategic direction for international operations.

Christine has been quoted in business media including Bloomberg TV, CCTV, China Business News, CNBC Asia, Nikkei Financial Daily, Reuters, Shanghai Business Review and The Wall Street Journal. She was born in South Africa and has a Diploma of Higher Education from Rhodes University. She is fluent in English and Afrikaans and resides between South Africa and Los Angeles with her husband.

Judia Jackson, Chief People and Culture Officer – The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts

A skilled leader in her field, Judia has experience across a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, hospitality, energy, human capital management, retail, technology, and more. She has ties to the Philadelphia region, having worked for the Campbell Soup Company for several years in Camden, NJ. She has also held roles of increasing responsibility and scope at Siemens EnergyMarriott Vacations Worldwide, and ADP, where she supported corporate and operations domestically and internationally.

Judia holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, as well as an MBA from the prominent HBCU (historically Black colleges and universities), Florida A&M University, and brings expertise in the areas of cultural transformation, DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging), community programs, and partnerships.

Tracey Keele, Advisory Partner & Culture Transformation Leader – KPMG US

With over 20 years of experience in culture, change, risk management, controls, and governance, Tracey passionately works to improve both work and life for everyone involved. Her expertise lies in shifting mindsets, transforming processes, and fostering inclusive, rewarding, high-performing, and human-centric work environments. Tracey has proven track record of enabling leaders achieve strong business outcomes through architecting cultures that brings employee experiences and strategic ambitions together.

Arvind Krishna, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – IBM

Arvind Krishna is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.

Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.

Nickle LaMoreaux, Chief Human Resources Officer – IBM

Nickle leads IBM’s people strategy, skills, employee experience and services, and global HR team supporting more than 250,000 IBMers across 170 countries.

In her 20 years at IBM, Nickle has led HR across organizations ranging from services to software to emerging markets – supporting the company’s business growth through leadership development, talent acquisition, performance management, and skill building.

As VP of Compensation and Benefits, she led the design and deployment of all compensation and benefits programs globally. She was also responsible for the HR activities associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and drove the people side of the Red Hat acquisition.

Todd Lingle, Partner – Caldwell Analytics

Todd Lingle is a partner with Caldwell Analytics (Certified PI Partner and division of Caldwell Partners). With over 15 years of recruiting experience, he focuses on recruiting emerging leaders who represent the top quartile of talent holding senior-level executive positions (manager, senior manager, director, senior director and VP) within the retail/e-commerce, financial services, professional services and industrial sectors across North America.  This compliments Caldwell’s executive search work in the strategic arena (senior VP to C-suite).

Todd works extensively in real estate, consumer packaged goods, hospitality, manufacturing, media, retail, technology, consulting, healthcare and financial services, with a significant focus on finance, human resources, marketing and sales roles.

Holly McLeod, Partner – Heidrick & Struggles

Holly McLeod is a partner in Heidrick & Struggle’s New York office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. She has a strong focus on executive advisory related to leading and implementing shifts in direction, leadership and culture.

Holly has spent the past 25 years helping clients identify the optimal mindsets and behaviors aligned to their north star and necessary to drive even greater results. She is an advisor and coach to executive leaders driving change and alignment in their teams and organization.

Holly has worked across several industries in her career, including healthcare, insurance & banking, utilities and professional services. She joined Heidrick & Struggles as part of the acquisition of Senn Delaney culture shaping company in 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, Holly spent ten years with Berlitz, an international language and cross-cultural training company. Her experience working with global clients and complex environments allows her to understand the diverse strategies needed to ensure the right mix of interventions needed to ensure impact and desired outcomes.

Holly has served on various professional boards, including the Los Angeles chapter of the Professionals in Human Resources Association and the Charleston chapter of the American Marketing Association. Currently, Holly is the co-lead for Heidrick’s Americas Women’s Inclusion Network.

Beth Nastachowski, Director Of Training And Development – TI Verbatim Consulting (TIVC)

Beth Nastachowski leads TIVC’s Training and Development team, developing leadership training programs that create durable skills for participants and long-lasting cultural change for organizations. Throughout her career, Beth has implemented innovative strategies to engage participants in active, sticky skill development. She has created the learning ecosystem approach for TIVC’s training, resulting in training programs with a full suite of training and training supports for participants, resulting in long-term skill development and learning transfer.

Beth’s perspective on training is informed by her years of experience working with thousands of adult learners in higher education. She is dedicated to integrating universal design, accessibility, and DEI into her curriculum development.

Christopher Rodriguez, Vice President - Talent, Culture & Engagement & Human Resources – Air Products

As a commercially focused HR executive, Christopher connects the business with a targeted people strategy that addresses high growth, new and emerging markets, business transformation, workforce engagement and performance, and building a winning and sustainable culture.

As the company’s global vice president of talent, culture, engagement & human resources partner, he is responsible for talent strategy, strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition & sourcing, talent attraction marketing & branding, employee engagement & well-being, diversity, inclusion & belonging (DIB), learning and capability development, talent analytics and reporting, performance management, and succession planning.

Mr. Rodriguez has more than 25 years of HR leadership and has worked for Fortune 100 companies like Pfizer, LyondellBasell, and Cargill. Before joining Air Products, Mr. Rodriguez served as VP – Talent Management for Memorial Hermann Health System.

Mr. Rodriguez holds a BM degree from Oral Roberts University and an MS degree in Organizational Management from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Matt Shore, CEO – StevenDouglas

Matt Shore joined StevenDouglas in 2006, with a focus on maintaining the firm’s great culture and boutique approach. As CEO, he oversees all operations, garnering honors from various publications for StevenDouglas, and serving as a catalyst for the firm’s 2000% growth since 2005, making StevenDouglas one of the fastest-growing firms in America.

Initially a Senior Vice President, Matt launched the successful Interim Resources Practice and was soon promoted to President, instrumental in scaling the Search business. StevenDouglas has expanded from 1 office and 15 employees to a national presence with 26 offices and over 175 professionals, offering Executive Search, Professional Recruiting, Technology Staffing, and Interim Resources across various industries.

Matt has been a leader in Executive Search for over 25 years, previously heading StevenDouglas’ CFO Search practice while directing the Executive Search practice company-wide. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Florida and began his career as a CPA.

Matt is a former Board Chairman for YPO Palm Beach and United Way of Broward County. Additionally, Matt has made a significant impact on many civic organizations including the Jason Taylor Foundation, LifeNet4Families, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Catherine Tucker, Head of Organizational Effectiveness & Learning – Guardian Life

Catherine Tucker is Head of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning at The Guardian Life Insurance Company (Guardian).  In this role, she is responsible for the strategy and execution of initiatives related to culture, colleague experience, change management, and enterprise learning and development.

Prior to joining Guardian in the Spring of 2022, Catherine spent 24 years at GE/GE Capital where she held several roles of increasing responsibility.  She spent time in learning and development, program leadership, mergers and acquisition as well as various HR talent partner roles.  In her final assignment, she was the global HR leader for GE Treasury, Capital Markets, and Working Capital Solutions.  Before entering Corporate America, Catherine taught first and third graders.

Catherine graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in History then pursued a graduate degree in elementary education.  She resides in Wilton, CT and is the mother of two adult children.

Ben Utecht, Chief Culture Officer – True North Equity Partners

Ben Utecht, an NFL Super Bowl Champion Tight End and the Chief Culture Officer for True North Private Equity, has transitioned his leadership from the football field to the corporate world with remarkable success. Honored with the “Uncommon Leader Award” by NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Ben’s expertise in cultivating high-performing cultures is sought after by Fortune 500 companies. Overseeing a family of 28 companies and an owner of Conquer Ninja Gyms, he employs strategic culture systems to foster excellence across multiple industries. His partnership in Behavioral Essentials highlights his innovative approach to talent acquisition and leadership development, advocating for culture to be intentionally crafted.

Beyond his corporate achievements, Ben’s personal journey with brain injury has led him to become a leading voice on concussion awareness, detailed in his book “Counting The Days While My Mind Slips Away.” His efforts in this field were recognized with the Public Leadership in Neurology Award by the American Academy of Neurology. Additionally, Ben’s musical talent has not only earned him a Dove Award nomination but also touched many with his viral hit “You Will Always Be My Girls,” demonstrating his multifaceted talents.

Jaison Williams, SVP, Talent Management, Capabilities & Culture – Expedia Group

Jaison Williams ignites passion and purpose in organizations by designing human-centered approaches that improve how employees experience the workplace —whether in physical or virtual environments.

He combines business savvy and a strong execution orientation in a way that boosts employee engagement and performance. His people and organization strategies are both practical and innovative, garnering him accolades as someone who ‘unlocks’ potential and enables companies to reach new levels.

Currently Jaison is the SVP, Talent Management, Capabilities & Culture at Expedia Group. Before Expedia, he was the VP of Talent Management & Inclusion for Fitbit (now part of Google) and has held global positions with Alight Solutions (formerly Aon Hewitt), GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, American Express, Cendant and Accenture. He has expertise in Inclusion & Diversity, learning & leadership development, talent & performance management and engagement.

Jaison is a frequent speaker, panelist and session facilitator on the topics of talent and performance management, employee engagement and Inclusion & Diversity. He is also a highly sought after career mentor and coach to mid and senior level professionals.

In addition to his executive career, Jaison serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Bloomsburg University (PA) Alumni Association and is a Board member of the Stevenson Foundation (IL) and the Evanston (IL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He also mentors students from underrepresented groups at Evanston (IL) High School. Personally, Jaison lives with his wife and youngest son in the suburbs of Chicago.

Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Walking the Talk is a world leader in enhancing performance results by aligning culture with strategy.

The firm’s proven methodology creates powerful corporate culture transformations that leave organizations with lasting culture leadership and culture management capability.

Walking the Talk works with you to identify the business challenges you face and what’s causing them at the culture level to determine the solution most suited to your specific requirements. Your cultural needs are unique. Walking the Talk thinks your solutions should be too.

Walking the Talk provides end-to-end bespoke culture solutions, as well as stand-alone products and services to accelerate your culture transformation and achieve your business imperative. For more information, visit www.walkingthetalk.com.

Luncheon Sponsor

TiER1’s mission is to improve organizations through the performance of people to build a better world. We wake up every morning ready to tackle big challenges, so that more people can do the amazing work they are meant to do. When they contribute more, stretch their talents, and free themselves of workplace limits, a remarkable thing happens—they become happier and more fulfilled. And that means they reduce stress, create healthier relationships, and simply find more joy. Every day we’re in business, we really are building a better world.

Our purpose is to help people do their best work—that’s the lens we wear every day. As an employee-owned firm, we apply that to our client organizations, their people, and ourselves. And to do that, we embrace our core values: High Performance, Relationships, Initiative, Accountability, Value, AND Fun.

Breakfast Sponsor

Always connected. DHR Global is one of the largest retained executive search firms in the world, spanning 22 countries.

For more than 30 years, DHR has been a leading provider of executive search, leadership consulting and emerging leader search solutions, with more than 50 wholly-owned locations around the globe. The firm’s renowned consultants deliver unparalleled senior-level executive search and talent advisory services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of its select client base.

DHR’s executive talent expertise includes more than 20 industry and functional areas, including advanced technology, financial services, private equity, human resources, industrial, consumer & retail and sports.

To DHR, value is a simple proposition summed up in three words. Reach delivers talent solutions that are smart in your world. Resourcefulness brings creativity, flexibility and agility tailored to you. And lasting relationships are at the heart of all they do.

The firm’s emerging leader search services are delivered through Jobplex, a DHR company. For more information, visit www.dhrglobal.com.

Silver Sponsor

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) is a premier provider of global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions, serving the senior-level talent and consulting needs of the world’s top organizations. In our role as trusted leadership advisors, we partner with our clients to develop future-ready leaders and organizations, bringing together our services and offerings in executive search, diversity and inclusion, leadership assessment and development, organization and team acceleration, culture shaping and on-demand, independent talent solutions. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 70 years ago. Today, the firm provides integrated talent and human capital solutions to help our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.® www.heidrick.com

StevenDouglas, one of the nation’s leading boutique Search and Interim Resources firms, has been a recognized leader in identifying and providing access to top talent for clients since 1983. Our client base is industry agnostic and ranges from emerging middle-market to Fortune 500 companies, private equity and venture capital firms, hedge funds, family offices and wealth management firms. Recognized as a Top 25 Executive Search firm, our footprint has expanded to 26 offices and over 175 professionals committed to creating great outcomes.

At StevenDouglas, we operate with the understanding that it is never about us. Our team recognizes that the firm’s first responsibility is to be a trusted advisor for those we serve and support. We embrace the opportunity to change lives every day and our focus is on doing the right thing for others. Our clients and candidates rely on our team to guide them in making the best decisions for their companies and their careers.

For more information, visit stevendouglas.com.

Corporate Culture Sponsor

CVS Health® is the leading health solutions company, delivering care like no one else can. We reach more people and improve the health of communities across America through our local presence, digital channels and over 300,000 dedicated colleagues — including more than 40,000 physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners. Wherever and whenever people need us, we help them with their health — whether that’s managing chronic diseases, staying compliant with their medications or accessing affordable health and wellness services in the most convenient ways. We help people navigate the health care system — and their personal health care — by improving access, lowering costs and being a trusted partner for every meaningful moment of health. And we do it all with heart, each and every day.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We sell multiple billion-dollar brands across several beverage categories worldwide. Our portfolio of sparkling soft drink brands includes Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta. Our hydration, sports, coffee and tea brands include Dasani, smartwater, vitaminwater, Topo Chico, BODYARMOR, Powerade, Costa, Georgia, Gold Peak, and Ayataka. Our nutrition, juice, dairy and plant-based beverage brands include Minute Maid, Simply, innocent, Del Valle, fairlife and AdeS. We’re constantlytransforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide. Learn more at www.coca-colacompany.com and follow us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.

Gold Sponsors

TI Verbatim Consulting’s (TIVC) mission is to help people work better together. We believe that the workplace is more than just where humans fulfill their obligations – it is where personal and collective development take place. Our solutions are focused on Human Enterprise Optimization through core competencies in Organizational Optimization, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA),  and Training and Development.

Talent analytics are more important than ever – your people and your organization’s group dynamics are the most valuable levers available to drive performance and change. Nowhere is this more critical than in equity-backed organizations, where the realization of the investment thesis can come down to having the right person in the right role at the right time.

We help equity-backed organizations gain confidence that they have the right leadership team in place to deliver on expectations. We also partner with clients to manage unforeseen risks involving incumbent executives, as well as prospective appointments in both due diligence and existing portfolio companies.

Caldwell Analytics – the organizational effectiveness practice at global talent acquisition firm Caldwell – leverages highly respected, science-backed and results-driven assessments to align talent and business strategies, driving better results. By leveraging workforce analytics related to organizational design, leadership, team dynamics, communication, motivation, talent management, and strategic execution, we help clients improve individual, team, and business-unit performance. For more information, visit www.caldwell.com/analytics.

Lanyard Sponsor

Diversified Search is one of the top 10 retained executive search firms in North America. It has nine offices across the U.S. – in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Southern California, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. and global capabilities in 37 countries as the exclusive U.S. partner of Alto Partners. Diversified Search delivers leadership talent to its clients using a highly collaborative approach to each search assignment, viewing each one through a broad lens. This allows its consultants to consider all issues – including generational, cultural, ethnic, industry, gender and functional – to bring organizations fresh, high-potential candidates. For more information, visit www.diversifiedsearch.com.

Exhibitor Sponsors

Invenias by Bullhorn is a leading software platform trusted by professionals responsible for executive search. More than 1,000 search firms, private equity companies and in-house executive search teams worldwide rely on the Invenias cloud-based platform to transform the productivity of their search operations. Customers range from single users, to boutique firms and large multinational organizations.

Invenias believes the ability to capture and leverage high value talent intelligence is central to building a successful strategic hiring capability. The firm drives productivity, best practice and compliance across assignment delivery, client relationship management and business operations.

Invenias was acquired by Bullhorn in July 2018 and operates within the Bullhorn family. Invenias serves thousands of users in over sixty countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.invenias.com.

Coffee Break Sponsor

Diversified Search is one of the top 10 retained executive search firms in North America. It has nine offices across the U.S. – in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Southern California, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. and global capabilities in 37 countries as the exclusive U.S. partner of Alto Partners. Diversified Search delivers leadership talent to its clients using a highly collaborative approach to each search assignment, viewing each one through a broad lens. This allows its consultants to consider all issues – including generational, cultural, ethnic, industry, gender and functional – to bring organizations fresh, high-potential candidates. For more information, visit www.diversifiedsearch.com.

Bronze Sponsors

Anthem Executive was formed in order to offer a new and exciting search perspective to our clients. Continuing a mulit-decade tradition of our founders’ service to clients across a cadre of business sectors, including higher education, health sciences, corporate and non-profit institutions, global software and technology, private equity, insurance, service and manufacturing, oil and gas, and others, the formalization of Anthem Executive was both timely and appropriate in order to better meet the needs of our clients.

For more information, visit: anthemexecutive.com.

Founded in 2006, BarkerGilmore is a boutique executive search, coaching, and advisory firm dedicated to building high-performing and diverse legal and compliance teams that drive business success. Our distinguished team of professionals, including renowned General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers, alongside expert executive search consultants, sets us apart. The combined national reach, established industry relationships, and proven CustomFitSM assessment process ensure we excel in executing the most demanding and high-profile searches. Our team’s broad industry experience empowers us to effectively assist clients in recruiting and developing top-tier legal and compliance talent.

For more information, visit: www.barkergilmore.com.

Boothroyd & Co., LLC provides executive search and recruiting services to executive search firms. Founded by John Arbolino, the company prides itself on providing high-end recruiting services to search firms across the United States.

Boothroyd recruits headhunters who recruit across all industries including technology, portfolio management for hedge funds and traditional asset managers, quant research, electronic trading, systematic trading, data science, private equity, infrastructure, energy, commodities, investment banking and life sciences.

Learn more at huntscanlon.com/ellipsis/boothroyd-co.

Established in 1980, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. has grown into a boutique retained executive search firm with international reach, specializing in the identification, recruitment and placement of industry professionals with manufacturers, distributors and builders.

Learn more at www.brookechase.com.

Cowen Partners is the nation’s executive search firm, enabling companies to harness the power of human capital to fuel their success. Cowen Partners gives our clients access to the top 1% of human capital to create opportunities that accelerate their growth and market share. With Cowen Partners, clients can grow at scale, create value, and drive results with world class talent.

Our clients are both small and large, publicly traded, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million to multi-billion dollar revenue Fortune 1000 companies or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include VP and director level leadership roles.

With our proven processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial services, and private equity. Learn more at www.cowenpartners.com

Furst Group is ranked as a Top 10 executive search firm by Modern Healthcare and one of “America’s Best Executive Search Firms” by Forbes. We partner with many of the premier healthcare organizations in the world, from providers and payers to life-science companies and private equity/venture capital firms. We align talent acquisition strategies with the mission, culture and future growth needs of our clients, allowing them to attract, develop and retain high-performing leaders.

While our roots are in managed care, we continue to be one of the nation’s leading executive search partners to health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, post-acute and hospice and palliative care facilities. Our works with insurers stretches back to the dawn of the HMO era, yet we also team with life science, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Learn more at www.furstgroup.com.

As former corporate executives with diverse experiences across multiple industries and cultures, Kinsley Sarn understands the importance of being a trusted advisor, which is why we tailor our methods to each client.

Our customized process, coupled with open communication and a commitment to each executive’s success, produces long-term relationships and highly successful partnerships. Our approach is simple, and is defined by our ability to intimately understand our clients’ culture, objectives, and key success factors to ensure the perfect fit.

Learn more at www.kinsleysarn.com.

The Lapham Group, Inc. is a leading boutique retained executive search firm with a 20+ year track record of success in global insurance and diversified financial services (to include private equity, venture capital, asset management, financial advisory). Searches include Board of Directorship, President/CEO/General Management and multifunctional engagements conducted across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Far East.

Learn more at www.thelaphamgroup.com.

We conduct national and international searches for higher education, not-for-profit organizations, corporations and businesses, and governmental agencies. Over the past three decades, Myers McRae has earned a reputation for excellence, consistently identifying and recruiting outstanding leaders.

Each member of the Myers McRae team has thoughtful, knowledgeable insight and in-depth understanding and experience in search and recruitment. Our consultants work collaboratively with clients to meet the needs of their search and to achieve the best results.

Learn more at www.myersmcrae.com.

NPAworldwide is a network of independent recruitment firms working cooperatively to fill your talent needs locally, regionally, and internationally. The network is owned by its members, so each firm is vested in our long-term stability and success.

NPAworldwide members recruit in virtually every occupational and industrial niche. Some are functional specialists, even micro-specialists. Others work in vertical markets. There are also generalist firms that have a broad knowledge base and are able to support clients for a variety of hiring needs. Founded in 1956 to compete against large franchised organizations, NPAworldwide is a global network.

The membership consists of more than 550 locations across 6 continents, representing more than 1,500 individual recruiters.

Learn more at npaworldwide.com.

Rosenzweig was founded in 2004 because we felt there was an opportunity in the market for a firm that could focus on critical, specialized, executive searches. Over the years we have recruited partners to our firm with decades of global, ‘big firm’ experience from such organizations as Heidrick & Struggles, Spencer Stuart, and Korn Ferry. While we offer ‘big firm experience’, we work in the context of boutique firm rigour in terms of process intensity, and senior level involvement in project execution.

Learn more at www.rosenzweigco.com.

Founded in 1999, SearchWide Global is a full-service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management, experiential marketing, sports, and entertainment industries. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, the firm operates worldwide, specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations. Learn more at www.searchwideglobal.com.

At Spencer Stuart, we know that leadership has never mattered more. We are trusted by organizations around the world to help them make the senior-level leadership decisions that have a lasting impact on their enterprises, on their stakeholders and the world around them. Through our executive search, board and leadership advisory services, we help build and enhance high-performing teams for select clients ranging from major multinationals to emerging companies to nonprofit institutions.

Privately held since 1956, we focus on delivering knowledge, insight and results through the collaborative efforts of a team of experts — now spanning more than 70 offices, over 30 countries and more than 50 practice specialties. Boards and leaders consistently turn to Spencer Stuart to help address their evolving leadership needs in areas such as senior-level executive search, board recruitment, board effectiveness, succession planning, in-depth senior management assessment, employee engagement and many other facets of culture and organizational effectiveness, particularly in the context of the changing stakeholder expectations of business today. For more information on Spencer Stuart, please visit www.spencerstuart.com.

While our home base is California, our reach goes far beyond our region. By combining local presence with international executive search capabilities, TurningPoint is recognized as a world-class executive search firm. With exec search clients in nearly every state throughout the U.S. and access to Global Resources, top-performing CEOs, Presidents, Sales & Marketing Leaders, and Operations professionals are at our fingertips. Our team of seasoned executive recruiters partner with a variety of company structures, from Private and Family-Owned businesses, to Private Equity and Family Office portfolio firms, to Venture-backed and Public Companies. Our executive search clients experience our high-touch, research-driven approach to executive recruiting, benefiting from our boutique executive search firm structure. The heart of our mission is to provide a personal “concierge-style” strategy to each and every recruiting experience across every industry.

Learn more at www.turningpointexecsearch.com.

Vetted Solutions is a retained national executive search firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL that works with associations, nonprofit organizations, and hospitality and destination marketing organizations. Our clients, some of the most respected names in these spaces, have come to rely upon us to assess their talent needs and to then exceed their expectations in terms of the candidate pool we deliver.

Learn more at www.vettedsolutions.com.

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(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled within 60 days of each conference will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)

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Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming conference, ‘Making Culture Your New Superpower,’ to be held on June 6, 2024 at The Harvard Club of New York. The full-day event will begin at 7:30am with continental breakfast, a mid-day luncheon along with a full day of very exciting presentations by top professionals in the sector.

Hunt Scanlon Media is convening hundreds of Chief Culture Officers, CHROs and Senior-Level Talent Chiefs at The Harvard Club of New York on June 6, 2024. Join us as we leading experts from major companies and other organizations asses why they need to continually alter their strategies and designs ensuring that their respective cultures create a workforce that is both content and offers the best path for growth and success.


Rate: $850

(Cancellation notice: any passes canceled within 60 days of each conference will not be refunded. Sponsorships non-refundable.)