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2012 Human Capital Leadership Forum (New York)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
New York, NY
Executive Vice President
Mr. Adl is an Executive Vice President and Global Partner at BTS USA, Inc. He is responsible for implementing sales processes and marketing strategies throughout the BTS Group and is a board member of BTS Interactive.
Most recently, Mr. Adl was President and CEO of Strategic Management Group, Inc. (SMG) in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Adl was responsible for the turnaround and successful integration of SMG into BTS. Prior to SMG, Mr. Adl was Senior Vice President responsible for the Eastern Region for BTS USA, Inc. He has been with BTS for over 18 years in the roles of senior consultant, seminar leader, project leader and account executive. He has worked with a broad base of BTS clients including Aetna, AT&T, Chubb, Fannie Mae, GlaxoSmithKline, Honeywell, Humana, Swisscom Mobile, Time Warner, Tyco International, and many others.
Prior to BTS, Mr. Adl was the owner of a management consulting company which focused on strategy issues. He was a member of the MBA Enterprise Corp in Budapest, Hungary, where he acted as a management consultant to emerging companies. Mr. Adl's experience prior to business school was on Wall Street where he worked for Merrill Lynch on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Adl received his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his undergraduate degree in Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Kevin Barr is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Terex Corporation. He joined the company in 2000.
Prior to joining Terex, Mr. Barr served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Database Technologies, a publicly traded provider of on-line investigative and background checking services. From 1995 to 1998, he was employed by Nabisco, as Vice President, Human Resources, Asia/Pacific, based in the Republic of Singapore. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Barr served as Vice President-Human Resources, Asia/Pacific and Latin America for Dunn and Bradstreet Corporation. He also worked in various human resources executive positions at the Chase Manhattan Bank from 1981 to 1990.
During Mr. Barr’s tenure at Terex, employment has grown from 6,000 to more than 16,000. He has been key to developing the company’s belief that talented team members, a strong culture and a positive work environment can create a competitive advantage.
Mr. Barr holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) and also for Family Lives/a Division of Shriver Nursing Services.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer with 2009 net sales of more than $4.04 billion. Terex operates in four business segments: Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Terex Construction, Terex Cranes and Terex Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, shipping, transportation, refining, and utility industries. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information on Terex can be found at www.terex.com.
Vice President, Human Resources
Suzann is currently the Vice President of Human resources at American Water. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 7,000 employees serving an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and Canada. She current manages all aspects of supporting the strategy of the business and partners closely with the Board of Directors and Compensation and Human Resources Committee to effectively position the Human Resources function to support the needs of the organization.
Prior to joining American Water, Suzann was the Chief Human Resources Officer at Radian Group Inc., a leading provider of private Mortgage Insurance and related risk management products and services headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.
Suzann also served as the SVP and Chief Administrative Officer of Global Human Resources at State Street Corporation, a global financial services organization headquartered in Boston, MA. She managed a wide breath of responsibilities including managing the HR budget, developing and supporting both a Regulatory Control function and a Project Management Office, the Employee Communication group, the Policy and Development group and the HR Systems and Operations department
Prior to this endeavor, Suzann had responsibility for mergers and acquisitions working on several large and medium scale acquisitions. This work involved due diligence investigation and analysis, pre-close requirements and development work and post-close integration management.
In addition, Suzann has experience in all facets of generalist work in addition to managing and performing training, organizational development, recruitment and compensation.
Prior to working at State Street, Suzann held HR and Operations positions at Automatic Data Processing and Citicorp.
Suzann holds a Bachelor of Science from Montclair State University and a Master of Science in HR from Villanova University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.
Kathryn Brooks is the Vice President of Organizational Development, Internal Communications & Culture at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR). She has primary responsibility for leadership development, organizational learning, GMCR’s principles-based inclusive culture, internal communications and organizational development.
From 2001 until 2011 she was Vice President of Human Resources at GMCR. Kathryn (Kathy) held several executive HR/OD roles including Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Webster Bank, Vice President of Human Resources at Bombardier Capital and Training Consultant for Mutual of Omaha. She has over 25 years of experience in the Organizational Development and Human Resources field, focusing on positive organizational change and individual excellence as a key driver of business success.
Kathryn holds a MS in Human Resources/Organizational Psychology from University of New Haven and has completed additional graduate work in Counseling from the University of Nebraska. She holds a certificate in Appreciative Inquiry from Case Western Reserve University.
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Joseph Cabral is the Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The organization has an annual operating budget of more than $6 billion and a workforce comprised of more than 42,000 employees, making it one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, with 15 hospitals, several long-term care facilities, an internationally recognized medical research institute and other healthcare related businesses.
With more than 18 years of experience developing and executing strategies that enhance cultural and organizational change, he has spent the past seven years driving the health system’s business objectives, vision and values forward in all aspects of Talent Management and Human Resources operations in order to achieve the organization’s goals.
Mr. Cabral has held key HR leadership roles at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and has been cited by Time Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes and other industry publications for his expertise in “Best Practices” in Human Resources. He recently accepted, on behalf of North Shore-LIJ Health System, the Taleo Customer Innovation Award for creating a strategic, efficient talent management process that has helped the organization achieve its operational financial goals. He holds an M.S. in Quality Systems Management and has served as an adjunct professor in Human Resources Management at the University of Massachusetts. He also served as a Baldrige Examiner and serves as a trustee for the fourth largest Taft-Hartley Pension Plan in the country.
Vice President - Human Resources
Cytec Industries Inc.
Regina Charles is Vice President of Human Resources for Cytec Industries. Regina, who joined Cytec in 2008, is also a member of Cytec’s Executive Leadership Team. In her role as head of human resources, Regina works with Cytec leadership and the global Human Resources community to accelerate Cytec’s growth, to achieve strategic business objectives, to implement organizational effectiveness tools and processes and to address employee service needs. Regina previously had senior human resources responsibilities at E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company, and was Chief Human Resources Officer for DuPont Electronic and Communication Technologies Platform. She had previously gained experience within DuPont as Director of Global People Managing Processes and as Director of Global Human Resources, DuPont Nylon. Regina also has had experience from 13 years of Human Resources leadership at the Xerox Corporation in the areas of Compensation, Benefits, EEO & Diversity, Total Quality and Shared Services. She received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Hampton University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Pace University.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Dehne is Senior Vice President, Human Resources of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) an S&P 500, competitive power generator and retail electricity provider headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey. With over 5,000 employees at NRG, Ms. Dehne leads all areas of Human Resources at corporate, plant and retail locations, as well as benefits, compensation, labor and employee relations, recruiting and staffing, organizational development and training, and HR information systems, among others.
Prior to this position, Ms. Dehne was the Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NRG in which she was responsible for corporate governance; corporate transactions, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings; as well as securities and stock exchange matters and reporting compliance for the Company. Ms. Dehne served as the primary executive liaison to the Board of Directors and each of its six standing committees, including the Audit, Governance and Nominating, Finance, Compensation, Commercial Operations Oversight and Nuclear Oversight Committees. She led the Corporate Secretary Team which she created in 2005 when she was appointed Corporate Secretary by the Board of Directors to advance corporate governance at the Company.
The Corporate Secretary Team, with Ms. Dehne at the helm, was awarded Corporate Governance Team of the Year (small-mid cap) by Corporate Secretary Magazine in November 2009 based on an outstanding Board of Directors program that underpinned the successful defense of the unsolicited exchange offer and proxy contest for control of NRG by Exelon Corporation while advancing overall governance practices. While NRG had one of the most challenging and outstanding years of its history, the reason Ms. Dehne’s team took home the award was the solid groundwork that she and her team have established over several years by inculcating a strong governance culture and infrastructure that was able to withstand and excel during a period of intense pressure.
In addition to her leadership in the governance realm at NRG, in 2011, Ms. Dehne also served as project and legal lead on the acquisition, financing and integration of Energy Plus Holdings a retail electricity provider in Philadelphia for $190 million plus working capital, the refinancing of NRG’s $4 billion+ corporate level debt and various solar projects across the Company. In 2009, she served as the legal and project lead on the acquisition, financing and integration of Reliant Energy, a retail electricity provider in Houston, Texas for $287.5 million plus working capital, including the intellectual property, marketing and branding of “Reliant Energy” and naming rights of Reliant Stadium. She was responsible for ensuring the sign and close of these major corporate transactions in record time. She led a cross-functional team from Risk, Treasury and Commercial Operations that negotiated and structured the approximately $1.7 billion Merrill Lynch Credit Sleeve to support the business. She also collaborated with Human Resources and IT teams to ensure the smooth integration of over 1400 people, processes and systems, including a complex new retail IT infrastructure. The Reliant acquisition was named 2010 Deal of the Year at the Platts Global Energy Awards.
Prior to joining NRG, Ms. Dehne was a member of Saul Ewing’s Business Department in the firm’s Philadelphia and Princeton offices where she practiced in the area of business law, and concentrated in a broad range of securities law matters and corporate governance issues, including mergers and acquisitions. Her experience included counseling companies in acquisitions, sales, securities offerings, public reporting documents, federal and state governance issues, Sarbanes-Oxley matters and exchange listing matters. Ms. Dehne represented public and private companies in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, telecommunications and emerging businesses in a range of complex securities and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Ms. Dehne was the Pre-Law Advisor at Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences, volunteered for Legal Services of Central New York and served as a political intern for the U.S. State Department at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
Vice President, HCM Transformation and Thought Leadership
Bertrand Dussert serves as a strategic HR transformation and technology advisor to Oracle's executive clients, and provides an additional feedback loop into product strategy on their behalf. His focus is on delivering insights and thought leadership directly to customers, and at targeted industry events as appropriate.
In his most recent role prior to joining Oracle, Bertrand served as the global leader for both HR Shared Services and Recruitment Operations at American Express. His global remit included the interactive workplace experience team, employee servicing and HRO partner management, the people information management group, employee surveying, and the shared services PMO. Bertrand’s Recruitment Operations remit included assessments/selection, compliance, technology, operations, vendor management and strategic workforce planning.
Bertrand was responsible for a number of key work streams in the American Express Global Recruitment Transformation initiative, and served as a full member of the Transform HR Project Executive Council.
During his tenure there, Bertrand was awarded the American Express HR Pinnacle Award in 2011, and the Chairman’s Award for Innovation with Top Innovator distinction for 2012. This latest award went to 0.1% of employees globally, and is often predominantly granted to individuals in the revenue generating sides of the business.
Prior to American Express, Bertrand was Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank, where he served as HR Head of Vendor Management, Process Re-Engineering and Americas Head of Professional Recruitment. Before his time at UBS, Bertrand led a 125 person strong Global Field Operations team in the HR software vendor industry, and served as a partner in an HR consulting firm that was ultimately sold to Korn/Ferry International. Bertrand has also served as Director of Operations for Spherion/Randstad, worked in Paris for a French software firm, and holds an MA and BA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
When not at work or enjoying time with his family, Bertrand is an Ironman Triathlete who actively competes in races ranging from sprint triathlons to full Ironman events.
Group Executive, Human Resources
Ron Garrow is group executive, global human resources plans and programs for MasterCard Worldwide. He is responsible for global talent acquisition, management and development; rewards; workforce programs; HR services & solutions and employee relations. He was previously group head, global talent acquisition, management and development.
Mr. Garrow has more than 27 years experience in Human Resources with a broad skills and knowledge of various HR disciplines, including managing multiple HR functions. He has experience with commercial and consumer businesses, corporate and investment banking, and credit card and call center operations. Mr. Garrow has worked with HR and leadership teams in Europe, Middle East, and Asia to expand commercial, corporate banking, wealth management businesses and sales performance in the regions.
Prior to joining MasterCard in 2010, Mr. Garrow spent six years at Bank of America as the human resources executive for the chief financial officer and then chief learning officer. Before that, he spent 19 years at Wachovia in various positions. His last role at Wachovia was chief learning officer where he was responsible for the company’s Training, Leadership & Executive Development, Diversity and Learning Infrastructure.
Mr. Garrow is a member of the Bersin Advisory and the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Boards. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Gray Stone Day School in Misenheimer, North Carolina.
Mr. Garrow graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he majored in Business Administration. He earned a master’s degree in Business from Pfeiffer University and completed a Certificate in Organizational Development from UNC- Charlotte.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Call Center Sales & Service
Frontier Communications Corp.
Cecilia K. McKenney is Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Sales Operations at Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), an S&P 500 company included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America's largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states and offices in Connecticut and Texas. Its approximately 15,500 employees are based entirely in the United States. Her role encompasses all aspects of the employee and customer experience at Frontier. Frontier is the largest communications services company in the nation focused on rural America and reported 2011 revenue of $5.24 billion.
McKenney joined Frontier in February of 2006 and has played an integral role as it has grown organically and through mergers and acquisitions. A member of the seven-member Senior Leadership Team, she is the company’s and Board of Directors’ in-house expert in areas including executive compensation, pension/employee benefits, labor relations, talent recruitment, executive coaching and performance management. She has played a leading role in M&A due diligence and integration and cultural change. Under her leadership, call centers are increasingly important revenue generators staffed by universal service representatives trained in one-call resolution and upselling. She introduced Work-at-Home programs to the centers and is also active in company programs that focus on hiring military veterans and reservists.
McKenney joined Frontier from The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) where she was Group Vice President, Headquarters Human Resources and played a leading role following PBG’s spinoff from PepsiCo. Her career with Pepsi began in 1989 as Manager of Group Insurance. She progressed rapidly through the ranks and managed Human Resources for Pepsi’s markets in New England, San Francisco and ultimately its California Business Unit.
Prior to Pepsi, McKenney worked at L.F. Rothschild Inc. and Mutual of New York. She received a B.A. in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist.
A proponent of Frontier’s commitment to local engagement in the community, McKenney embraces that role in her own town. She has been a member of The Child Care Council of Westchester, New York since 2004 and of the St. Patrick’s School Advisory Board in Bedford, New York since 2008. Since 2009 she has been a member of the President’s Leadership Council of Franklin & Marshall College and actively mentors talent and promotes internship opportunities throughout Frontier.
McKenney and her husband Joe are the parents of two daughters and currently host parents to a student from South Korea.
Vice President of Human Resources
Alan Momeyer is Vice President of Human Resources for Loews Corporation. He is responsible for overall strategy and management of the human resource function for the New York-based diversified corporation consisting of Loews Hotels, CNA Insurance, Diamond Offshore Corporation, Boardwalk Pipelines and HighMount Exploration and Production. Alan has been with Loews since 1980.
Alan holds a Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelors Degree from Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of numerous articles on personnel management.
Alan is President of Inside Broadway, the Broadway Educational Program, a non-profit organization to promote theatre arts in New York City public schools. Alan is former President of the Board of Directors of Community Access, a non-profit agency which provides housing and rehabilitation for over 1000 homeless mentally disabled citizens of New York. He is also former President and Board member of Just One Break, Inc. (JOB), an agency to employ disabled citizens, founded in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt and Bernard Baruch. Alan is a member of the Board of Trustees of his graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh.
He is married to Janet Markoff and they have a daughter Lily, 22 and a son Jack, 19. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York City, and he always will.
Vice President of Business Intelligence
Volt Consulting Group
Elliot Owens is a human capital industry veteran with more than 19 years experience in the field. Owens spent fifteen years working on global Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs in the US, Europe and Asia. During this time, Elliot Owens was instrumental in launching Volt operations in the United Kingdom.
Elliot has worked for the last 15 years with Volt Information Sciences companies, Volt and ProcureStaff. Owens has incorporated his concurrent expertise in the area of data warehousing and statistical analysis to develop the services supply chain management industry’s first human capital data warehouse and market data-driven, Business Intelligence (BI) service offering. As Vice President of Volt Consulting BI group which he founded in 2005, Elliot represents the vanguard of the BI movement in the human capital industry.
Mr. Owens was a 2009 Recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Pro to Know” award for recognition of his groundbreaking approach to conducting spend, rate, and quality analysis within human capital procurement.
Mr. Owens is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Karla Packer is currently the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for NBTY, Inc., a multi-million dollar manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional supplements. In this role, she is responsible for worldwide Human Resources.
Karla was the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for IMS Health. She had global responsibilities for all Human Resources functions, including talent acquisition, performance management and career development and succession for IMS worldwide. She helped lead the TPG go-private transaction taking IMS Health from public to private.
Before joining IMS in 2007, Ms. Packer was Vice President, Human Resources for IAC/InterActiveCorp, a $6 billion e-commerce enterprise. IAC includes such brands as Ticketmaster, Expedia, the Home Shopping Network, Lending Tree and Ask.com. In this role, Ms. Packer was responsible for leading the Human Resources organization globally.
Prior to her role at IAC, Karla was Chief Administrative Officer at Spencer Trask and Co., a venture capital firm, and Vice President, Global Human Resources for Avon Products. From 1980 to 1994, she held various roles at IBM, in the area of Human Resources, Information Systems, Sales and Marketing.
Ms. Packer holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from Tufts University.
Vice President of Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources, Chris is responsible for all aspects of human resources for UPS’ largest operating region, with more than 100,000 employees across 17 states. Committed to maintaining UPS's reputation as an employer of choice, Chris oversees the region’s human capital strategy in developing and retaining a diverse and highly skilled workforce committed to world-class service and safety.
Chris has spent nearly three decades at UPS, with experience in operations, human resources, and global strategy development. After college he was promoted to multiple US line operations and HR assignments in New Jersey, California, Indiana and Virginia. In 2001, Chris was expatriated to Brussels, Belgium where he took on an assignment as Vice President of Human Resources & Labor for UPS’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region. During his tenure, he oversaw the acquisition and integration of two large domestic transportation companies in the UK and Poland, as well as the European business integration of prior acquisitions.
Chris’ decade of international experience was then leveraged with an assignment in UPS’s Corporate Strategy group. Among his achievements in this role, Chris enhanced UPS’s retail franchise (MBE/The UPS Store), acquired and started up UPS’s Middle East joint venture in Dubai, and UPS’s Global Commercial Healthcare strategy. He assumed his current responsibilities and relocated to New York City in 2011.
Dedicated to his country and his community, Chris proudly served for over 20 years in the US Air Force (ANG). He is passionately committed to veteran’s causes and is active with the Paralyzed Veterans of America and American Corporate Partners. Chris also serves the Board of Directors of the New York Urban League.
Chris obtained his BA in Economics from Rutgers University and his MBA from Saint Mary’s College. He also obtained professional designations as Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) and Global Professional in HR (GPHR).
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Debbie Pollock-Berry is senior vice president of human resources for XO Communications. In this position, she is responsible for developing and implementing human resources policies and strategies in support of the XO nationwide workforce, supporting the achievement of key business objectives and building a workplace environment that creates the behaviors to drive the company’s success.
Prior to joining XO communications in April 2011, Ms. Pollock-Berry served as chief people officer for the North American Energy Alliance (NAEA) where she focused on understanding and responding to employee concerns, developing and retaining key talent, establishing leadership succession planning, and implementing strategic programs to poise the company for growth. Prior to that, she held HR leadership positions at AOL and Verizon as well as human resources roles at Qwest Communications and PSINet.
Ms. Pollock-Berry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She has also successfully completed a variety of professional leadership development programs including the "Strategic Leadership for Women Program" at the Simmons School of Management. She is a member of professional associations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, John Reid-Dodick joined AOL in 2011 from Thomson Reuters, where he headed HR for Thomson Reuters Markets. Following the Thomson acquisition of Reuters in 2008, Reid-Dodick led the people and culture integration of Reuters and Thomson Financial. Previously, he held a range of senior HR roles at Reuters in New York and London.
An expert in leadership, talent, and organizational culture and change, Reid-Dodick has led a number of initiatives that have received industry awards of excellence and been featured as best practice in publications such as Stephen Bungay, The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps Between Plans, Actions and Results (2011); Jeff DeGraff and Shawn Quinn, Leading Innovation: How to Jump Start Your Organization’s Growth Engine (2006); and Simon Barrow and Richard Moseley, The Employer Brand (2005).
A lawyer by training, Reid-Dodick joined Reuters in 1995, serving as General Counsel for Reuters America from 1997 to 2000. Prior to Reuters, he was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell and a law clerk for the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the Southern District of New York. Reid-Dodick graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and he holds a master’s degree in politics from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in political studies from the University of Manitoba.
Vice President Human Resources
Carpenter Technology Corporation
John L. Rice was appointed Vice President – Human Resources of Carpenter Technology Corporation in January 2012.
Rice’s primary role is to execute business strategy, increase employee commitment and shape Company culture to improve its capacity for change. He is responsible for providing executive leadership in critical areas such as organizational development, compensation, benefits, staffing, and labor relations, as well as other supporting human resources functions.
Before joining Carpenter, Rice spent nine years at Tyco International, where he most recently served as Vice President of Employee Engagement Practices, developing global strategies to enhance employee willingness to stay with the $18 billion conglomerate. During his tenure at Tyco, Rice also served as Vice President of Human Resources in several company divisions.
Before Tyco, Rice held a number of human resources positions at Honeywell (and the former AlliedSignal), Mobil Oil Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland and Conoco, Inc. His past positions include both specialty and generalist roles throughout the United States and internal consulting roles to affiliate companies in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in political science, Rice holds a master’s degree in industrial relations from West Virginia University. He is also certified in a range of psychometric tools and human resource technologies and has a certificate in organizational development from the National Training Laboratories Institute.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Allegis Group Services
Rodney H. Scaife currently holds the position of Vice President of Human Resources for Allegis Group. He has global responsibility for the oversight and execution of the organizations HR Strategy, Shared Services, and Talent Management, in support of the company’s strategic direction. Before being promoted to the VP of HR for Allegis Group, he served as Vice President, of Aerotek Inc., which is an operating company within the Allegis Group family.
Prior to Aerotek, he was with Freddie Mac and held the position of Senior Director of Human Resources, a Lead HR Business Partner role supporting the Divisions of Human Resources, Corporate Services, Operations & Technology and the offices of CEO and COO. Prior to Freddie Mac, Rodney spent over five years with Internet giant AOL as a Global Human Resources Business Partner and Director of Global HR Solutions & HR Program Delivery.
His professional career has spanned 22 years and taken two paths; 12 years in various sales and operations leadership positions with Keebler Company, Pepsi-Co and Footstar Inc. before moving into the human resources discipline.
Rodney holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Delta State University and completed his Executive Education studies at Cornell University, focusing on Strategic Human Resources. He is a member of The Society for Human Resources Management, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, The National Football League Players Association, and a life member of the Delta State University Alumni Association.
Rodney serves on the Board of Directors of, The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, the Executive Advisory Council for The National Association of African American’s in Human Resources, The Advisory board for The Human Resources Forum, and sits on the Board of Advisors for the College of Business at Bowie State University.
Former Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Laurie Siegel is the former senior vice president of human resources and internal communications for Tyco International. In this role, Siegel had global responsibility for leading the company’s strategies in the areas of leadership development, talent management, organizational effectiveness, compensation and benefits, staffing, diversity, learning, human resource systems and processes, and internal communications.
Siegel joined Tyco in January 2003 after eight years at Honeywell International, where she served in various roles in the human resources area. During her tenure at Honeywell, Siegel held positions at the aerospace division, the specialty materials division and at the corporate headquarters.
Prior to joining Honeywell, Siegel was director of global compensation at Avon Products and a principal at Strategic Compensation Associates.
Siegel serves on the board of directors and chairs the compensation committee for CenturyLink, and is on the advisory boards of the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies and the Rutgers Business School. She also serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of New Jersey and the HR Policy Association, and is a member of the Personnel Roundtable.
In 2008, Siegel was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the profession’s highest honor for outstanding achievement.
Siegel holds a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School, as well as a master’s degree in city planning from Harvard University.
Vice President of Talent
Daniel joined Polycom in February of 2012 as Vice President of Talent Management, Learning and Development. In this role, he is responsible for building individual, team and organizational capabilities across the globe in order to accelerate the company’s innovation and growth goals. His responsibilities include Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Design, Leadership Development, Learning, Diversity, Employee Engagement, and Performance Management.
Prior to joining Polycom, Daniel served as Vice President of Talent Management, Learning and Development at Hewlett Packard where he led the Talent organization supporting a 27,000 person/$25B division of the company. Previously, Daniel led the corporate Talent Management function at Raytheon, where he was responsible for building a talent pipeline across the enterprise. His worked was recognized externally by leading the first ever placement of the company on Fortunes, “Top Companies for Leaders” list.
Daniel also brings senior level experience from Bank of America as Vice President, Learning and Organizational Effectiveness, and increasingly complex roles at Sun Microsystems, Click2Learn and Maxwell Technologies.
He possesses over 20 years of professional experience and has served in global human resources roles for public, private and consulting companies throughout his career.
Daniel holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Ithaca College.
He is based in San Jose, California.
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Caroline Stockdale joined Medtronic as Senior Vice President of Human Resources in April 2010. In her role, Caroline has responsibility for Medtronic’s worldwide human resources activities including: global talent initiatives, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and compensation and benefits oversight.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Caroline served as Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations at Accretive Health, the world’s largest privately-held revenue cycle service provider for large hospitals. She previously served as a senior human resources executive in the United States and Europe at several major corporations including Warner Music Group where she was Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources and managed Six Sigma Operations; American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise) where she was the human resource leader for the Financial Services arm of American Express; and GE Capital Corporation where she held a variety of human resource leadership positions rising to the level of Executive Vice President and Global Human Resources Leader at GE Capital Corporation’s Aviation Services division, an aircraft financing business operating in more than 65 countries.
Caroline received a bachelor’s of arts degree with honors from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, with an emphasis in political theory, French and linguistics. She is a qualified U.K. chartered accountant (ACA), and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Former Chief Learning Officer
Raymond L. Vigil, Ph.D. is the founder of Executive Learning Innovations, a consulting practice focused on developing collaborative and creative leadership capabilities using innovative learning methodologies. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Colorado State University’s Executive MBA Program.
Previously, Ray was the V.P. and Chief Learning Officer at Humana Inc. During his nine years at Humana, the company experience transformational growth increasing revenues from $11B in 2002 to $37B in 2011. Ray established the Humana Leadership Institute, where senior leaders came together to engage the strategy of the business through business simulators, real world work sessions, and women in leadership programs. He also led Humana’s succession management, OD function, internal employee communications, executive development initiatives and Humana’s HR Operations in Europe. Additionally, Ray established the Humana Innovation Advisory Board comprised of Innovation Leaders from ten leading innovation companies that advised Humana on the creation of a world-class innovation strategy. He also created the Humana Learning Consortium - a “networked” learning organization that combined the best of both centralized learning infrastructure and decentralized customized delivery to create a company-wide “horizontally integrated” approach to learning.
Prior to his position at Humana, Ray was the Vice President and COO for Learning at Lucent Technologies. He was responsible for implementing worldwide training and development programs, external customer training and a Lucent Business Partner Organization. Prior to Lucent, Ray was the CHRO and Group Vice President of Human Resources for Jones Intercable – a family of multimedia companies and held the position of Director on the external Board of Directors for the publicly traded company. Prior to Jones, he was the Executive Director of Learning for USWest, a regional Bell Telephone Operating Company. In this position, he had responsibilities for worldwide Training and Development.
Ray began his career with IBM in Boulder, Colorado. Over a fourteen-year period, he held a number of leadership positions in human resources and leadership development. This included a two-year assignment at corporate headquarters in Armonk, NY to redesign medical benefits plans, a new facility start-up in Tucson, AZ and an HR interface of the ROLM Corporation acquisition.
Ray has a PhD., Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees from Colorado State University.
Former Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
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