Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago
OCTOBER 15-17TH, 2017

This event is co-located with

Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago IL
October 15-17th, 2017

Speakers at CONNECT include:


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Judy Edge
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources

FedEx Corporation

Shawn Bryant
Vice President, Finance - North American and EMEA Payroll Operations at American Express

American Express

Lori Henkel
SVP, Global Human Resources- GHR Life Event Services Executive

Bank of America

DK Bartley
Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition

Dentsu Aegis Network

Sudipto Banerjee
VP - HR Operations and Services


Moderator: Tamara Heimonen
Associate Director, HR Research & Advisory Services

McLean & Company

Alan K. Nevel
Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Natalie Stute
Chief HR Officer

Consilio, LLC

Jason Desentz
Chief Human Resources Officer

Horizon Global Corporation

Daniel Dellacona
SVP, HR / People Development & Organizational Effectiveness

Publicis Health

David Jones

AMITA Health

Heather E. Vogel, MHRD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Talent Officer

The Children’s Home Society of Florida

Tom Stewart
Executive Director

National Center for the Middle Market

Kate Hyatt
Chief People Officer


Tracie Sponenberg
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

The Granite Group

David Harcourt
Manager, Employee Insights

Yum! Brands

Jim Arnold
Founder & CEO

finHealth, Inc.

Terri Hartwell Easter

T.H. Easter Consulting

Lyle Wells
National Director of Leadership Processes

Flippen Group

Robert Nourse
Regional VP of Business Development

Vantage Benefits Administrators

Michael Pratt
Director of Partnership Development

Orange Tree Employment Screening

Al Zink


Tom Connolly