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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 President/CEO of Xceptional HR and a leader in the HR community with more than 12 years of industry experience. Want to connect? Send her a tweet!
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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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 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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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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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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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 is an independent LinkedIn speaker, instructor and consultant. Her company is Post Road Consulting LLC in Westport CT. Sandra works with attorneys, consultants, sales teams and corporate clients. In addition to working with businesses, Sandra has a personal passion for advising college students and early career Millennials pursuing careers and internships.
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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, PHR is the co-owner of Hammerwold & Pershing and specializes in small business HR needs. Stephanie writes about a variety of HR, job search and workplace topics. She specializes in training, employee relations, women's issues and writing employment policies. Stephanie also blogs as the HR Hammer. Connect with Stephanie.
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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 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.