Meet the Speakers

We are honored to present each edition with an entirely new speaker faculty, comprised of the most energetic and accomplished leaders in the industry.

2021 Guest Faculty


Melanie Berman
Melanie Berman
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
The Michaels Company, Inc.
Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson
Director, Nebraska Department of Administrative Services & Chief HR Officer to the Governor
State of Nebraska
Christine Vaccio
Christine Vaccio
Head of People Development Institute
Sanofi
Tim Goodly
Tim Goodly
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
AMB Sports & Entertainment
Heather Laychak
Heather Laychak
Vice President & Chief People Officer of People Operations
The Aerospace Corporation
Scott Dimmick
Scott Dimmick
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Lakeland Health
Joe Ilvento
Joe Ilvento
Chief Learning Officer WW Senior Director Talent Development
Commvault
Diane Sanford
Diane Sanford
Chief People Officer
On The Border Mexican Restaurants
Jim Hazboun
Jim Hazboun
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Banc of California
Dave Harmon
Dave Harmon
Chief People Officer (Ret.)
Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK

Partner Speakers


Todd Tauber
Todd Tauber
Vice President of Product Marketing
Degreed