We find ourselves in a time of unprecedented competition, uncertain markets, challenging political and economic circumstances, and unrelenting change — challenges for which too many organizations are unprepared. Now, organizations are looking to Human Resources and talent professionals to build leaders capable of taking on these challenges and to pave the way ahead.
In this webinar, our panel of visionary talent leaders will share their insights from the past year — what they experienced, what their organizations had to overcome, and what the talent community has experienced as a whole. Then we’ll look ahead at the future of talent and leadership.
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Moderator: Dana M. Smith | AIIR Executive Coach
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Named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, Dana is a strategic organizational leader and advisor that has seen businesses from all sides — from the perspective of successful operating companies (Hannon Armstrong, Sylvan Learning Systems, Constellation Energy, CapitalSource, Citi) as well as through the lens of private equity/venture capital (American Capital).
She has a proven track record of assessing needs, developing talent, leading change, and partnering with executive teams to optimize human capital strategies, align them to the business, and maximize shareholder value. Dana is adept at building and transforming cultures as corporations grow, scale, and evolve. She has worked both domestically and overseas.
Dana’s experience includes significant M&A due diligence and integration (e.g., sold two publicly-traded companies in back-to-back transactions), executive coaching, emotional intelligence, leadership development, employee development, succession management, talent management, employment branding, talent acquisition strategy, engagement and retention, executive compensation, total rewards, change management, and other employee programs.
Dana is a public speaker and has been featured in or contributed to publications such as Smart CEO Magazine, Employee Benefits News, The Washington Post, and Washington Business Journal. She is also an Executive Coach for AIIR Consulting.
Speaker: Kim Seymour | Chief People Officer | WW
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A demonstrated ability to architect transformation, forge connections, deliver insights, and link talent to strategy have been the hallmarks of Kim Seymour’s 20+ year HR career. That mastery was gained in a variety of environments, from revenue-generating commercial businesses to vast global servicing organizations and everything in between.
Kim’s leadership has extended to many HR disciplines including, talent assessment, succession planning, organizational design, performance management, labor relations, acquisitions, divestitures, and coaching. Throughout her career, her focus has been on being a trusted advisor and thought partner, and on building world-class business teams, ensuring that the people side of the business equation enables strategic growth plans.
Kim holds a JD from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Indiana University. She frequently delivers workshops on leadership and career management nationally and internationally.
Speaker: Amy Goldfinger | SVP Global Talent | Walmart
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Specialties: Executive recruiting, talent management, individual and organizational assessment, leadership and human capital management advisory, human capital transformation, post-merger HR integration, organizational design
Amy leads the effort to attract market-making talent to Walmart, the Fortune #1 company. Previously, she led the Global Human Resources Advisory Practice at Heidrick & Struggles, where she focused on senior-level searches across industries and advised clients in the areas of HR transformation, talent management program strategy and execution, and onboarding.
Prior to joining the Firm, Amy was a Product Director at Dun & Bradstreet, managing a portfolio of risk management products and services. Earlier, Amy spent six years at Booz Allen Hamilton, specializing in the design and implementation of leadership development programs and competency-based human capital systems, including selection and recruitment, and post-merger integrations for both public and private organizations.
Amy earned her MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Psychology with a minor in Business from the University of Rochester. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources Management and has a certificate in executive coaching.
Speaker: Eric Hutcherson | Chief People & Inclusion Officer | Universal Music Group
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Music is special and uniquely universal; it drives culture in a way that nothing else quite does. As the newly created Chief People & Inclusion Officer for Universal Music Group, a world-class organization that empowers employees to think for themselves, to be creative, and break new ground, it will be my passion to inspire competition and entrepreneurialism and continue developing this culture that is fundamentally built on real diversity and inclusion and continuous improvement.
I joined UMG from the NBA, where I managed a team that drove the NBA’s global workforce strategy built on a commitment to attract, retain, develop and engage top talent for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. In this capacity, I partnered with the leagues’ senior leadership to enable, empower and develop employees in 13 offices globally, leading global projects, processes, and analytics that addressed business needs.
Previously, I was Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for the U.S. and Canada Division of Marsh, a leading global insurance brokerage firm. Before that, I held several leadership positions at Mercer, a financial services and human resource consulting firm, including Chief Human Resources Officer – Americas, and Global Leader for Mercer’s Outsourcing and Global Operations and Shared Services businesses.
I serve on the Board of Councilors for the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, the Senior Advisory Council for the National Association of African Americans in HR, the Executive Advisory Committee for CNBC. I also served on the Executive Board for Covenant House New York and have been recently named to the Covenant House International Board. Additionally, I serve as strategic advisor to the Board of Directors for the Young Peoples Chorus, a multicultural youth chorus whose mission is to provide children of all economic and cultural backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance.
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