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2018 Keynote Speaker

Roberta Matuson

For more than 25 years, Roberta Chinsky Matuson, president of Matuson Consulting, has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies including Best Buy, New Balance, The Boston Beer Company and small to medium-size businesses achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. She is known world- wide as “The Talent Maximizer®.” Roberta, a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty, is the author of the newly released book The Magnetic Leader (Routledge, March 2017), and Talent Magnetism (Nicholas Brealey, October 2013). Her 2011 book was named a Washington Post Top 5 Book for Leaders, Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around (Nicholas Brealey, September, 2017) was recently revised and updated with 7 new chapters. Read Roberta's complete bio here.

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CEO & Principal HCM Analyst

Clifford Stevenson

Principal Workforce Management Analyst

Rachel Cooke

COO & Principal HCM Analyst

David Wentworth

Principal Learning Analyst

Daria Friedman

Principal Talent Acquisition Analyst

Claude Werder

VP/Research Operations &

Principal HCM Analyst

Michael Rochelle

CSO & Principal HCM Analyst

Prashant Bhat

Learning Director,


Bernie Barber

Director, Global Compliance Programs, Johnson Controls International

Maggie Buechner

Arlene Cash

Technology Delivery Director

Accenture SAP Human Capital Management

Manager, Department of Diversity & Inclusion, Carolinas HealthCare System

Mark Cousino

Will Couture

Director, Learning Strategy

The Boeing Company

Learning Manager

Shell Upstream, Unconventionals

Sheila Gatlin

Executive Director, Advisory Services

Ernst & Young

Jennifer Faulkner

Vice President, Team Member Engagement & Communications, Baystate Health

Geeta Gwalani

Lizelle Holstein

Head of Workforce and Talent Management

North America, TATA Consultancy Services

Director, Watershed

Jessica Blair

Curriculum and eLearning Designer, Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions

Tyler Clapp

Employee Training Manager

Audi of America

Jessica Dang

Senior Director of Talent and Organizational Effectiveness, Blue Shield of California

Kathleen Gosser, Ph.D.

Director of Learning and Organizational Development at KFC US

Bobby Joy

Senior Director, Education
CA Technologies

Chris Bower

Global Director, Center for Learning for Sales, Service & Marketing, General Motors

Katie Coates

Senior Learning Expert

McKinsey & Company

Mario DeAngelo

Senior Learning and Training Manager

Bayer Academy

Aviva Greenstein

Manager, Leadership and Organizational Development, Canadian Tire Corporation

Gene Kuo

Director of Consultant Leadership Development, McKinsey & Company

Deb LaMere

VP, Employee Experience


Gia Ness

Vice President, Learning Transformation

SAP Sales Learning

Kannu Priya Arora

Group Manager

HCL Technologies Ltd

Lauren Saunders

SVP, Global Employment Brand and Recruitment Marketing, Bank of America

Shelley Longo

Director of Learning, Nuclear Pharmacy Services Division, Cardinal Health

Diane Ossenkop

Director of Leadership Development,

BNSF Railway

Dr. Samuel C. Rindell

Global Talent, Learning, and Organizational Development Leader at Cigna

Gail Scripko

Learning & Development Senior Manager, North America, Godiva Chocolatier

Ken Lord

Data Scientist,

SAP Learning Center of Excellence

John Perez

Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

Sonic Automotive

Diane Rosso

Global Director of Talent Development & Acceleration at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Bonnie St. John

Business Consultant to F500 companies, former White House official

Randa MacNaughton

AVP, Leadership Strategy & Design


Jessica Peters

Marketing & Communications Director Capgemini University and L&D

Sharon Ruddock

SVP, Global Employment Brand and Recruitment Marketing, Bank of America

Todd Sykes

SVP, Head of Multicultural Marketing

Bank of America

Lou Tedrick

Vice President, Global Learning & Development, Verizon

Sarah Vita

Head of Sales Support


Michelle Thompson

VP, Learning & Development,

Capital Group Companies/American Funds

Andy Webb

Director of Training,

Applied Industrial Technologies

Brent Uken

Principal, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

Drew Valentine

Vice President/People and Culture,

IBM Systems

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