Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR is an author, speaker, HR professional, and workplace social media expert who has a passion for recruiting, training, and all things social media. She is the VP of Talent Strategies at the Advanced Group and a leader in the recruiting and HR community with more than 15 years of industry experience. Want to connect? Send her a tweet!

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Alicia Maples

Alicia (Arenas) Maples is a former HR executive since launching her own business coaching practice 9 years ago has worked with companies such as Disney, Rackspace, and Dish Network. She specializes in sales and product positioning.

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Andrea is an HR technologist and change management expert. She’s has built her career in global HR Compliance, HR process improvement, and shared services across all functions of HR. Connect with Andrea.

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Audra Knight

Audra Knight is a Recruitment Marketing Strategist at Tenable Network Security and co-host of The #SocialRecruiting Show. When not sharing all things employment branding, she is a bassist in a rock band.

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Carey Sue Vega is a business and youth etiquette expert. For ten years, she honed her skills with an international audience as Cruise Director for the Norwegian Cruise Line. Vega has been featured in numerous radio and television shows and magazine articles, sharing her etiquette expertise.  She’s also social savvy with social media. Connect with CareySue.

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Carlos Escobar

Carlos is an HR and organizational development specialist, SHRM volunteer leader, writer, and budding entrepreneur. With 10+ years experience in leadership, facilitation/talent development and data/metrics/analysis, he enjoys working on collaborative teams to tackle BIG organizational challenges. Carlos is an avid runner, and lives and works in the San Antonio TX area.

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Casey Sipe

Casey is a management-side labor and employment attorney with Caldwell & Kearns in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he writes a labor and employment law blog, The Employer's Lawyer. He loves technology, social media, soccer and bow ties. Connect with Casey.

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Chad Harrington is the Content Director at Relode, the human-powered job posting. He writes on all things hiring. Contact him through email mailto:chad@relode.com. Follow Relode on Twitter for all blogs and company updates.

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Eric Magnussen

Eric Magnussen serves as the Vice President of Talent for Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and is accountable for all aspects of the CTCA Talent function for a 5,500 employee organization. Eric is responsible for talent strategy, attraction and selection, employee development, succession planning, wellness and wellbeing, compensation and benefits. Connect with Eric.

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John Jorgensen

John Jorgensen is a seasoned HR leader and consultant who is a leader in the SHRM volunteer community. John has served as an instructor for university human resources classes and SHRM certification. Connect with John on Twitter, @jkjhr.

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Kelly Poulson

As Vice President, Talent & Operations at Allen & Gerritsen, Kelly is responsible for leading the company's talent acquisition while simultaneously developing innovative culture programs agency-wide. Kelly has held several Human Resources roles throughout her career in a variety of industries including Behavioral Health, Tourism, and Advertising. Kelly possesses a degree in Psychology which has been a great help in figuring out why employees are occasionally a little bit….eccentric. Connect with Kelly.

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Mike Vandervort is Human resources strategist. HR consultant, writer and speaker. His specialties include Social Media, Employee Relations, HR, & Labor Relations. Connect with Michael.

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Michael (Mike) D. Haberman, SPHR is a consultant, speaker, writer of HR Observations, and co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc. After over 30 years in HR he got tired of the past and focuses here on the Future of HR. Connect with Mike.

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Noma Bruton

Bio: Noma Bruton is an HR expert in the banking industry and currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer of Pacific Mercantile Bank in Costa Mesa, CA. She is passionate about improving mental health in the workplace and the prevention of suicide. Noma is the author of the Sagacity | HR blog. Connect with Noma.

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Sandra Long

Sandra Long is an independent LinkedIn speaker, instructor and consultant. Her company is Post Road Consulting LLC in Westport CT. She works with attorneys, consultants, sales teams and corporate clients. Sandra is the author of LinkedIn for Personal Branding: The Ultimate Guide.

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Scott Kinnaird is currently Executive Chairman of a la mode, a pioneer in real estate workflow technology. He has been a technical recruiter, staffing company founder, and recruiting division president for a publicly traded IT consulting firm. He loves to write and talk about applying uncommon corporate empathy to key segments of the talent lifecycle to increase employee engagement and corporate profits. Connect with Scott.

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Stephanie Hammerwold

Stephanie Hammerwold, PHR is the founder and director of Pacific Reentry Career Services, a Southern California nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated women find and maintain employment. She also blogs on a variety of HR topics as the HR Hammer and consults on small business HR. Connect with Stephanie.

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Steve Goble

Steve is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team and owner of the Goble Group. He enjoys building people, solving problems, and growing organizations. He is a former D1 lacrosse player, current Rotarian, and loves his wife and kids. His ultimate goal is to figure out how to be a paid as a full-time dad. Connect with Steve.

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Todd Owens

Todd Owens is CEO at TalentWise and has been with the company since 2006. Previously he held senior Product Management and Business Development roles at Wind River Systems and Siebel Systems. A former United States Navy submarine officer, Todd has been recognized as a “Superstar for outsourcing innovation in support of HR organizations” by HRO Today magazine for four times. Todd holds a BS degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Connect with Todd on Twitter.

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