Former CEO, Board Director, Speaker, and Author
Director, Mid-Market EngagementDegreed
Kristi Broom is an L&D leader with 20+ years of experience, including time at Citi and Anthem, designing and executing learning technology strategy and solutions. Her expertise lies in delivering complex global solutions on time and with impact. A true promoter of lifelong learning and skill growth, Kristi serves as a mentor for MNCAPS, a program that fully immerses students in a professional culture while receiving high school and college credit.
Managing DirectorMerryck & Co.Former New York Times "Corner Office" Columnist
PresidentCarnival Cruise Line
SVP, Integrated Media StrategyWeber Shandwick
Danny Gaynor leads Weber Shandwick's corporate brand and narrative practice globally. Working with multi-billion-dollar brands, Gaynor leads teams and partners with executives to craft companies' corporate narrative--articulating their innovation vision, social impact, and competitive distinction. Before joining Weber Shandwick, Gaynor worked at Nike World Headquarters in Portland, OR. At Nike, Danny crafted the global company narrative—spanning from innovation launches, to CEO communications, to investor relations. As one of the founding members of the new Nike Narrative team, Danny worked directly with the CEO and executive team to create and integrate a powerful brand vision across all Nike communications. Prior to Nike, Danny served in the Obama Administration as a Presidential Appointee, working on foreign policy and humanitarian assistance. Danny earned his Masters from the London School of Economics and attended college at Washington University in St. Louis.
CEO and Co-FounderImperative
PrincipalCourage Growth Partners
Chief Medical Officer and PresidentVirgin Pulse Institute
Rajiv Kumar serves as Chief Medical Officer and President of Virgin Pulse Institute, which provides Virgin Pulse clients with cutting-edge Value-on-Investment (VOI) studies and promotes research on health, wellbeing and employee engagement. Dr. Kumar's responsibilities also include overseeing the Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board and the organization's analytics team. Dr. Kumar earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and has focused his career on prevention, public health, and innovation in health care. He also received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Brown University.
VP of Brand & Integrated MarketingLiberty Mutual Insurance
Chief Learning OfficerDegreed
Senior Vice President, Culture WeWork
Author, Entrepreneur, Partner, and Research Director Future Workplace
Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. His third book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, will be published by Hachette on November 13th, 2018. Through his companies, he's conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca-Cola, and Oracle. Dan has interviewed over 2,000 of the world's most successful people, including Warren Buffett, Anthony Bourdain, Michael Bloomberg, Chelsea Handler, and Colin Powell. In addition, he has written countless articles for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Harvard Business Review and others that have combined generated over 15 million views. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30", Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30", Business Insider's "40 Under 40", BusinessWeek's "20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow," and as one of Workforce Magazine's "Game Changers".
Vice-President HCM Transformation and Thought Leadership Oracle
Vice President and Chief People OfficerSouthwest Airlines
As Vice President and Chief People Officer, Julie leads all aspects of Human Resources. Julie has over 20 years of domestic and international Human Resources experience. Since joining Southwest Airlines in 2006, Julie has served in various leadership roles including Director of Employment, Senior Director of People, and Vice President of People. Under Julie’s leadership, Southwest Airlines was among the Disability Equality Index’s® Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, ranked #2 on Indeed.com's Top-Rated Workplaces in 2018, and is consistently among Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. Julie is on the Board of Trustees for the University of Dallas and is a member of the Colorado State University College of Business Global Leadership Council. Julie earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Dallas, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University.
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