October 24 – 26, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ

Speakers

Keynote

Sage Steele

As a rising star amongst sportscasters, Sage Steele is the epitome of the modern working woman who has it all—the sought after weekend co-host position on ESPN's hit show SportsCenter and a thriving family life. While the climb to the top hasn't always been easy, Steele ties everything to a West Point Cadet Prayer passed down from her father, "Lord, Help me to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and to never tell a half-truth when the whole truth can be won."

Although arduous at times, Steele's career flourished under the scrutiny of both co-workers and viewers. Beginning her career as a news reporter at WSBT-TV South Bend, she has worked her way up to her dream career as a sportscaster on ESPN, a career she had dreamed of since youth. While working towards her goal, she embarked on a journey of succeeding in a man's world while creating a proper work-home balance for her family to ensure her children and husband knew they were a priority.

Connect with Sage Steele: @sagesteele | Facebook | LinkedIn


Keynote

Aron Ralston

In 2003 Aron Ralston's story made headlines worldwide. After being pinned by a half-ton boulder for nearly a week in a remote three-foot-wide slot canyon in southern Utah, Ralston narrowly escaped death by severing his right forearm with a dull pocketknife. After applying a tourniquet, he hiked and rappelled for five hours through Blue John Canyon before searchers in a helicopter miraculously rescued him.

Ralston documented the life-altering experience and his remarkable will to survive in his New York Times best-selling book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place. His story has been adapted into a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, titled 127 Hours. In 2011, the film was nominated for an astounding six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and three Golden Globes.


Presenters

Martha Artiles

C5 Consulting, LLC
Managing Partner

 

Jeff Baker

Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services
Vice President

 

Renjun Bao

Cnjobs Technology (Beijing) Co, LTD
CEO

@renjunsd

Kim Bartkus

HR XML Consortium
Executive Director

 

Amanda Benedict Green

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Manager, HR Standards

 

Alex Brown

Waste Management
Social Media & Employment Branding Specialist

@The_AlexBrown

Jacquese Brown

The Home Depot
Sr. Manager, Employment Marketing & Branding

@homedepotcareer

Cindy Bruner

Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air
Manager, Recruitment Operations

 

Candee Chambers

Cardinal Health
Manager AAP/EEO Compliance

Lisa Chartier

Philips North America
Senior Manager - Corporate Communications and Labor Market Strategy

Carrie Corbin

AT&T
Associate Director - Strategic Staffing & Talent Acquisition

@thealphafemme

Quenmiko (Miko) Covin

The Home Depot
Sr. Manager, Employment Marketing & Branding

@homedepotcareer

Mike Demarest

Phillips 66
Director of Recruiting

@phillips66co

Jeremy Eskenazi

Riviera Advisors, Inc.
Managing Principal

@rivieraadvisors

Brandy Ellis

Level 3 Communications
Sr. Sales Recruiter

@bellisrecruits

Bonnie Elsey

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Senior Administrative Officer

 

Tom Embrescia

Employ Media
Chairman & CEO

 

James Emmett

APSE HR Connect
Director & Corporate Disability Consultant

 

Scott Eychner

Texas Workforce Commission
Manager, Workforce & UI Program Policy

 

Jaime Fall

HR Policy Association
Vice President for Workforce Talent Development Policy

@Jaimen8r

Peggy Feenan

Arizona Department of Economic Security
Deputy Administrator

 

Seth Flater

DirectEmployers Association
Digital Strategist

@SethFlater

Alison Foy

The Home Depot
Manager, Employment Branding

@homedepotcareer

Maya Garner

The Home Depot
Manager, Employment Branding

@homedepotcareer

Pam Gerassimides

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
Assistant Executive Director and National Labor Exchange Director

Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Labor & Employment Attorney

 

Chrissy Glover

Scottrade
University Relations Partner - Campus Recruiting, Branding and HR Social Media Efforts

@ScottradeJobs | @chrissyglo

Mira Greenland

TweetMyJobs
Director, Sales and Business Development

@miragreenland

Harry Griendling

DoubleStar
Founder and CEO

 

Angie Grilliot

United Health Group
Director, Recruitment Operations

 

Laura Harlos

Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air
Manager, HR Compliance and Diversity Programs

 

Heather Hoffman

DirectEmployers Association
VP of Digital Strategy

 

Nancy Holland

DirectEmployers Association
VP of Marketing

@SoapboxHolland

Tavius Jackson

Zurich NA
Assistant Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisition

 

Jolene Jefferies, SPHR

DirectEmployers Association
VP of Strategic Partnerships

 

Lisa Kaiser

Kairos Services
Senior Project Manager

@LisaKaiser5

Kortney Kutsop

Universum
Senior Account Director

 

Mary Ann LaRoche

SEEDs for Autism
Executive Director

 

Rhiannon Leach

Phillips 66
Global Advisor of Talent Acquisition

@phillips66co | @P66Careers | @Rhiannon08

Jonathan Liepe

Colorado Springs Utilities
Senior Human Resources Specialist

 

Ed Loughlin

EEOC
Attorney

 

Marilyn Mackes

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Executive Director

@NACEMarilyn

Lisa Mallory

DC Department of Employment Services
Director

 

Katherine McCary

C5 Consulting, LLC
Managing Partner

 

Christy Merriman

DirectEmployers Association
NLX Operations Manager

 

Marian Monnig

Sprint
Manager, HR II

 

Jeff Moore

Trip Advisor
Head of Global Talent Acquisition

 

Rodney Moses

DirectEmployers Association
President

Hilton Worldwide
VP of Global Recruitment

Mark Newman

HireVue
Founder and Chief Innovations Officer

 

Carle Quinn

QVC
Director, Talent Acquisition & Strategy

@qvccareers

Chloe Rada

Sodexo
Senior Marketing Manager - Talent Acquisition

@SodexoCareers

 

William Roberts

National Organization on Disability
Project Manager

 

Beth Ronnenburg

Berkshire Associates
President

@BerkshireHR

Lance Sapera

24 Hour Fitness
Director, Talent Acquisition

@LSapP3C

Ray Schreyer

IBM
Global Recruitment Branding Manager

@rayschreyer

David Scheffler

Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services
Vice President

 

Sean Sheppard

Talent Circles
Vice President of Sales

@talentcircles | @seansheppard

Mickey Silberman

Jackson Lewis
Managing Partner & Chair, National Affirmative Action Practice Group

 

Karl Sparre

ARAMARK
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

 

Rhonda Stickley

Providence Health & Services
Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

 

Larry Temple

Texas Workforce Commission
Executive Director

 

Charlie Terrell

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
NLX Operations Manager

@cterrell1

Russell Tooley

Tyson Foods
S.V.P. Corporate / International Human Resources

 

Julie Toskey

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
Director

 

 

Laurie A. Warner

Oregon Employment Department
Director

 

Bill Warren

DirectEmployers Association
Executive Director

 

Nels Wroe

SHL Americas
Product Director