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The Sustainable C-Suite: Impact through Collaboration
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The Sustainable C-Suite: Impact through Collaboration

Jennifer HuffstetlerChief Product Sustainability Officer, VP & GM Future Platform Strategy & SustainabilityIntel Jen Huffstetler is the Chief Product Sustainability Officer, VP & GM Future Platform Strategy & Sustainability at Intel. In this role she is responsible for driving the integration and execution of the corporate-wide Intel Platform technologies and business strategies to drive future growth and corporate level product strategy and action for Sustainability. Huffstetler joined Intel in 1996 as a fab process engineer and has spent most of her career applying her extensive technical and business experience to lead strategy, product management, and product marketing efforts for a…

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Leading for Sustainability: Effective Strategies for Transformative Leadership
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Leading for Sustainability: Effective Strategies for Transformative Leadership

Heather DanielsVP Environment, Safety, Health and SustainabilityLockheed Martin Corporation Heather Daniels is the vice president of Environment, Safety, Health and Sustainability for Lockheed Martin Corporation. She leads the organization responsible for setting policy and developing programs that support the corporation’s commitments to provide a safe and healthful working environment, to operate in a manner that conserves natural resources, and to provide for the long-term stewardship of our environmental, social and financial capital. The integrated organization includes Environment, Safety and Health (ESH), medical services, and sustainability. Heather provides leadership of the governance structures, common processes and tools used to execute sustainability and…

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Women in Finance: The ROI on Diversity in Leadership has Never Been Higher
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Women in Finance: The ROI on Diversity in Leadership has Never Been Higher

Kathleen BonzaniVP, Controller & Chief Accounting OfficerBlue Cross Blue Shield Stephanie SprouseCFO, Power Services & RenewablesNAES Corporation Carolyn BellisioSVP & CFONational Insurance Crime Bureau Carolyn Bellisio joined National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in September 2021 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, a Senior Vice President, and the Treasurer of the NICB Board of Governors and National Insurance Crime Training Academy (NICTA).  NICB is a not-for-profit organization focused on the fight against insurance crime and fraud.  Carolyn’s role spans responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Technology, Security and Office Operations and Facilities. Carolyn is an advocate for NICB’s focus on Diversity, Equity…

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Charting a New Automotive Course with Both Familiar Practices and Fresh Ideas
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Charting a New Automotive Course with Both Familiar Practices and Fresh Ideas

Chris CondonChief Financial OfficerScout Motors Chris Condon is the Chief Financial Officer for Scout Motors Inc.  Scout is a new brand backed by the Volkswagen Group, reviving a beloved rugged American brand for an all-electric future.  Its lineup of rugged SUVs and pick-up trucks will begin in 2026. Serving Scout since company founding in 2022, Chris serves on the Board of Directors and is responsible for business and financial planning, accounting, investor relations, tax, treasury, and other ancillary departments.  As Scout is built from the ground up, he is responsible for the design, implementation, and professional execution for all the…

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Navigating the Culture Journey: From Winding Roads to Construction Detours and Way Points
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Navigating the Culture Journey: From Winding Roads to Construction Detours and Way Points

Rob KowalskiChief People & Organization OfficerNovartis As Chief People & Organization (P&O) Officer of Novartis, Rob Kowalski leads the company’s strategy to unleash the power of its people and ensure it has the diverse talent, skills and organizational capabilities to deliver on its long-term priorities and purpose as a focused medicines company. Rob is passionate about fostering an Inspired, Curious and Unbossed culture that drives innovation and performance, and ultimately impacts how Novartis reimagines medicine for patients. Since taking his current position in 2021, he has played an instrumental role in implementing a new structure and operating model designed to…

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Join the Movement! Future Ready Leadership: Tapping into Enterprise Intelligence
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Join the Movement! Future Ready Leadership: Tapping into Enterprise Intelligence

Suzanne Shah-HosseiniSr. Director, Client Enablement & Executive Development SolutionsHP Inc. Suzanne brings almost 20 years of HR experience in business partnering, talent acquisition, performance and talent management, operations, compensation, and enterprise transformation initiatives, having held HR leadership roles in the technology and asset management sectors.  She is energized by the opportunities at HP to apply her interests, passion, and experience to unleash the potential of our employees to realize HP’s vision and mission. Suzanne has a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and was recognized by the National Academy of Human Resources for her work on…

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Evolving the LEGO® Leadership Playground
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Evolving the LEGO® Leadership Playground

Patrick CurryHead of Partnering & Operations, AmericasThe LEGO Group Pat has been with the LEGO Group since 2012 and is currently the Head of Partnering & Operations for the Americas. In this capacity he serves as the People Operations lead for the LEGO Group’s Americas Hub in Enfield, CT, and as the Strategic People Partner for the Americas Market Group. Prior to his current role, Pat served as the People Partner for Latin America and LEGO Brand Retail, North America. Prior to joining the LEGO Group, Pat worked at The Hartford Financial Services Group for 10 years. He worked in…

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Fireside Chat: Navigating HR Challenges and Innovations Through JCPenney’s Employee-Centric Approach
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Fireside Chat: Navigating HR Challenges and Innovations Through JCPenney’s Employee-Centric Approach

Andre JoynerSVP/Chief Human Resources OfficerJCPenney Andre Joyner is the senior vice president, chief human resources officer at JCPenney. Andre is responsible for the development and execution of strategic human capital decisions and leads the Company’s human resources functions. Andre brings more than 20 years of innovative human resources and management experience in retail, health care, and consumer packaged goods industries. Most recently, Andre served as the senior vice president, head of human resources at Victoria’s Secret where he led the brand through its most significant organizational transformation. Earlier in his career, he held HR leadership roles at Merck & Co….

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Preserving and Evolving New Balance’s Culture
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Preserving and Evolving New Balance’s Culture

Joan McGrailChief Human Resources OfficerNew Balance Athletics, Inc. Joan McGrail is a proven Human Resources executive with extensive experience in all facets of the department. She assumed her current role, Chief Human Resource Officer for New Balance Athletics, Inc., in May of 2020 and currently oversees all global HR operations for the company’s more than 9,000 worldwide employees. Joan is responsible for leading her team’s strategic HR planning and execution, with particular focus on diversity and inclusion; organizational effectiveness; talent development; culture enrichment, and HR operation data and analytics. She promotes agility and innovation, striving to unlock new ways of…

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Process Intelligence (PQ): The Key to Building High Functioning Leaders
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Process Intelligence (PQ): The Key to Building High Functioning Leaders

Most organizations conduct leadership training to attempt to develop and retain their leadership talent, however, the last three years have put an unprecedented strain on our leaders and organizations. Leadership fatigue is at an all-time high, the “Great Resignation” is real and relevant, and the leaders of the future must possess much more than just IQ and EQ. Learn the four “Non-negotiable Elements of PQ” that make High Functioning Leaders: Shane YountPresident & CEOCompetitive Solutions, Inc. Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and President of Competitive Solutions, Inc. (CSI), an international Business Transformation consulting firm which pioneered the acclaimed…

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Whac-A-Mole: Proactive and Personalized Solutions to HR’s Biggest Challenges
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Whac-A-Mole: Proactive and Personalized Solutions to HR’s Biggest Challenges

Being an HR leader often feels like a giant game of Whac-A-Mole. You solve one problem, then another one pops up, then another…then another. Faced with ever-evolving employee expectations, HR leaders need to innovate in 2024 and beyond to meet the diverse needs of their workforce. If you can craft a people strategy which offers employees a high degree of personalization and flexibility, you don’t just get ahead of the game – you win it. Join this session with {speaker} and Bright Horizons to learn: Denise O’BrienGVP Growth Strategy and OperationsBright Horizons Mike XavierSr. Director of Financial HealthComcast Mike Xavier…

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Which HR Leader Are You? Exploring HR Personas and Their Approach to Evolving Workforce and Benefit Priorities in 2024
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Which HR Leader Are You? Exploring HR Personas and Their Approach to Evolving Workforce and Benefit Priorities in 2024

Your industry, corporate culture and leadership style can influence the way you approach workforce priorities and benefits strategy. In this session we’ll explore common HR archetypes and their approach to supporting the diverse needs of their workforce in 2024. Join the Wes Burke, CHRO at Care.com to explore: Wes BurkeCHROCare for Business Wes was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Care.com in April 2023.  As CHRO, he oversees the Company’s global human resources function, including people operations (talent acquisition, compensation, performance management and benefits), workforce strategy, and culture and engagement, among other areas. An accomplished and seasoned executive, Wes…

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Our Journey in Next Generation Manufacturing: What We Can Achieve Together
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Our Journey in Next Generation Manufacturing: What We Can Achieve Together

— Roberto SilveiraGlobal Technology & EngineeringPfizer As Senior Vice President of Global Technology & Engineering group in Pfizer Global Supply, Roberto leads a group of highly capable Subject Matter Experts and is responsible for capital projects, implementation Integrated Facility Management and Global Reliability programs, technical support for major investigations, Phase III clinical supply sites, technology transfers, implementation of process development and disruptive technology supporting over 35 Pfizer sites and 200 Contract Manufactures globally. Roberto Silveira joined Pfizer in 1989 in Brazil and from 1989 to 1994 he held production positions of increasing responsibilities. In 1995, he was transfer to Pfizer…

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Quality Reborn – Redefining Education of Quality Business Leaders
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Quality Reborn – Redefining Education of Quality Business Leaders

It is time for Quality leaders to transition from a traditional compliance driven role to that of a Quality Business Leader making quality a competitive advantage for companies rather than seen as a cost. To become a successful Quality Business Leader requires mastering the following skills — Anders VintherSVP Pharmaceutical Development & ManufacturingKronos Bio Anders Vinther serves as VP Quality at Kronos Bio. He joined Intarcia Therapeutics in 2018 as VP Global Quality and Engagement, previous to this Anders was the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur accountable for cGMP compliance, quality leadership, and the quality of the company’s vaccines…

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Global Food Safety Leadership: “Being Right is Not Enough”
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Global Food Safety Leadership: “Being Right is Not Enough”

Mary Weaver GertzChief Food Safety & Quality Assurance OfficerYum! Brands Mary has been a Food Safety and Quality leader in the retail and restaurant space for over 25 years. She has been with YUM! brands as a Food Safety leader for almost 10 years and was elevated to Chief Food Safety & Quality Officer in 2020. YUM brands includes KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger grill  and Mary’s accountability spans over 50,000 restaurants and 9,000 suppliers across 140 countries.  Mary leads Yum!’s Food Safety governance and restaurant Food Safety vision and is defining the next generation ecosystem…

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