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2018 Strategic HR Forum

October 14 - 16, 2018 Chicago, IL

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Paul Baldassari

David Fairhurst

Paul Humphries

Director User Experience 

Aaron Cooper leads Honeywell's User Experience (HUE) globally for Human Resources Functional TRansformation at Honeywell. The team embed human-centered Design Thinking to enable agility and bring new value to Honeywell. Their goal as business partners is to increase speed, manage cost and drive growth. Prior to Honeywell, he led and practiced experience design in industrial design and architecture contexts, marketing, advertising, healthcare systems, and global professional services. Aaron is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Scrum Master and USer Experience instructor. He has led research, design abd training in every global region to deliver new value through human-centered design of processes and interactions. Learn more.

Chief Human Resources Officer
National Nuclear Laboratory

Jilly joined NNL as People Director in October 2014, having worked internationally as a human resources professional for over 20 years across various industry sectors for FTSE 100 equivalent companies, including Trelleborg Offshore, British Airways and Halifax. Prior to this she was a civil servant working for the Employment Service at the Inland Revenue (now part of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). Learn more.


Head of HR MD Franchises & Ethicon

Johnson & Johnson

Michael Ehret is Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the 3 Medical Devices Commercial franchises for Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he leads the talent and HR strategy agenda for the three franchises, the strategy office, and all of the centers of excellance in the Medical Devices sector. He also has HR responsibility for the Medical Devices Transformation Change Leadership Office and Human Resources Team. Michael has been at J&J for 10 years, and has spent his entire career working in the healthcre industry in both HR business partner and HR Specialist roles. 


Chief Human Resources Officer

Paul Baldassari is Chief Human Resources Officer of Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. Learn more.

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
McDonald's Corporation

In a company powered by its people, David Fairhurst is strengthening McDonald’s position as a modern, progressive employer. Known for implementing innovative people practices, he places a high priority on training, education and leadership development.

Fairhurst leads global human resources and training, which make up McDonald’s People function. He is committed to transforming the culture of McDonald’s so we consistently put the customer at the center of everything we do. Learn more.

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Josh Greenwald is an accomplished HR executive, who has served in senior leadership roles at several fortune 500 companies across diverse industries. Mr. Greenwald joined TIAA in January 2013 and he is the Senior Vice President and head of Human Resources for the flagship institutional financial services business. In this role, Josh oversees all aspects of human resources strategy and execution. 

Josh has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resource Leadership, Organizational and Leadership Development, Change Management and Management Consulting. 

Group President, High Reliability Solutions

Paul Humphries is the President of High Reliability Solutions at Flex. Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. Learn more.

Chief Talent Development Officer 

Marianne has devoted her career to leading effective people strategies aiding numerous companies in achieving their business objectives. She has nearly 20 years' experience as the Chief Human Resource Officer and Communication's executive in some of California's best known corporations. Her experience spans both healthcare and technology industries. She is well known for her practical approach to organizational effectiveness, executive leadership development, workforce optimization, strategic planning, and culture-shaping. Her approach effectively links the business strategy with a targeted people strategy ensuring the right capabilities and culture have been invested to propel performance, increase engagement and strengthen the employer brand.

Jennifer Waldo

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
GE Digital

Jennifer Waldo is SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer for GE Digital. She is responsible for leading the company's digital industrial transformation through its people strategy, building and growing digital talent and organizational capability across 26,000 digital employees.

She began her GE career in 2001 in the Human Resources Leadership Program, completing assignments in Union Relations in Lynn, Massachusetts and Corporate Union Relations in Fairfield, Connecticut, preparing and contributing to the 2003 national agreements.