2010 Speakers

China Gorman: For more than 25 years, China (www.ChinaGorman.com)  has held strategic leadership roles in the human capital management sector. Her expertise in business strategy, market-share growth and new business development together with her people- and results-oriented leadership style have enabled her to successfully lead organizations through rapid growth cycles and turnarounds, as well as through business slowdowns, with exceptional results. The former COO of the Society for Human Resource Management, China was also President of DBM North America, and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, a $250 million global division of Adecco, which became the performance leader in its industry under her leadership.

Paul Hebert: Paul is the Managing Director and lead consultant for I2I and principal author of the site Incentive Intelligence (http://www.i2i-align.com.)  He is also contributing author of Fistful of Talent, charter member of the editorial board at HR Examiner and the Social Media Editor for the The Enterprise Engagement Alliance. With experience on both the sales and marketing side of the aisle with top-tier incentive companies Paul has worked with major clients such as GM, Chrysler, Toyota, AT&T, Michelin.  Through I2I Paul has been interviewed by the BBC, quoted in USATODAY, published in Loyalty360 magazine, and had whitepapers and articles included in HRM Magazine.

Chris Bryant: Chris (www.mrchrisbryant.com) is making quite an impact across the United States as a leading authority in Leadership Development, Customer Service and Personal Branding. His dynamic background affords him a unique credibility when it comes to achieving world-class results. You can say it’s in the company he keeps. He honed his expertise with Nordstrom and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where he served as a Human Resources Executive and Company Spokesman. He now delivers keynotes and customized workshops for clients that include Bank of America, Nestlé, Miss Asia USA Pageant, Chrysler Corporation, and the U.S. Treasury Department to name a few. Chris has been featured on MSNBC, various radio talk shows and writes a column for a major newspaper. In addition to his corporate work, Chris can also be seen on the Disney channel with his son, Chris Jr.

Dr. Roger Fransecky: Roger is Founder/CEO of The Apogee Group (www.apogeeceo.com), a global management consulting and leadership development organization founded in 1995. Prior to founding The Apogee Group, Dr. Fransecky was Executive Vice-President of ARC International, Ltd., an international consulting company specializing in large-scale organizational change. Dr. Fransecky’s work with leaders of many organizations evolved from more than four decades as a corporate executive, organizational consultant, clinical psychologist, and university professor. He is regarded as one of the nation’s leading executive coaches and CEO advisors. Apogee’s global practice with chief executives and their senior teams focuses on achieving breakthrough business results through a set of proprietary processes, models and technologies.

Dr. Kim Hoogeveen: Kim is the founding President & CEO of Quality Living Incorporated (www.qliomaha.com).  Founded in Omaha in 1987, under Kim’s leadership QLI has grown to be the nation’s largest and most renowned post-hospital rehabilitation center for young adults who have suffered from brain or spinal cord injury.  With QLI having now been recognized four times as the #1 Best Place to Work in Omaha, Dr. Hoogeveen is perhaps even more widely known for his distinct approach to leadership.  As the creator and owner of MindSet®, an expansive leadership training and consultation company, Kim has shared his leadership approach with many select companies throughout the region.  Dr. Hoogeveen, a licensed psychologist, also has a somewhat unusual hobby: he is one of the most frequently selected public sector labor arbitrators in the region.  Kim serves on a variety of advisory and governing boards, has twice been awarded the Champion for Children designation from his hometown of Bellevue, was awarded the Nebraska Man-of-the-Year designation, and last year, in recognition of his wide-ranging professional accomplishments, Dr. Hoogeveen was the youngest individual ever inducted into the prestigious Ak-Sar-Ben Court of Honor.

Greg Harris: Greg leads Quantum Workplace (www.quantumworkplace.com), an Omaha-based leader in workplace research and analytics. Harris directs Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to work initiative—a series of local employer-of-choice programs that impact 41 metro areas. Under Harris’ leadership, Quantum has amassed North America’s largest database of employee engagement data. Quantum is in the business of showing organizations the strength of their employees, culture and leaders. In his opinion, it’s not enough to be collectors of information: to be truly valuable, data must be applied to meet challenges and achieve goals. Their mission involves transforming workplace analytics into insight, and insight into action.  Prior to joining Quantum Workplace, Harris founded a research firm specializing in the measurement of client loyalty among financial companies. He started his career as an analyst for a Wall Street investment bank. Harris graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with degrees in Political Science and Research Methodologies.  He serves on the board of two non-for-profit organizations.  He is married with four children and resides in Omaha, Nebraska.

Joe Gerstandt: A speaker, facilitator and writer, Joe Gerstandt helps organizations deliver on their promises. He does this by helping people and groups of people to truly understand issues related to diversity, inclusion, leadership and organizational culture. Joe works with Fortune 500 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He also speaks at numerous conferences and summits each year and blogs at joegerstandt.com. He is a contributor to the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have also been published in HR Executive, The Diversity Factor, The American Diversity Report, the Corporate Recruiting Leadership Journal and numerous other print and on-line journals. Joe is a leading voice for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, and he integrates both cutting edge research and insightful stories into his presentations and workshops.

Jason Seiden: Jason helps people live better stories by helping them overcome the fears holding them back, learn to tell their current stories better, or both. Jason regularly addresses audiences to share how he has used framing, storytelling, and other communication techniques—both as coach and player—to improve organizations’ and individuals’ decision making and execution capabilities. He is the author of two career books, including Super Staying Power: What You Need to Become Valuable & Resilient at Work (McGraw Hill), and Axiom Book Award’s Best Career Book 2008, How to Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What’s Left of Your Career, as well as the blogger behind FailSpectacularly.com. Jason is an oft-cited industry leader who has appeared in/on USAToday and CNN.   Jason is also co-founder of Ajax Social Media, the first company in North America certified by LinkedIn Live to provide LinkedIn training.

William Tincup: William (www.tincup.com) is an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive who helps HR teams do great work.  He’s also one of the country’s leading thinkers on social media application for human resources.  HR Industry expert John Sumser has named William Tincup as one of the top influencers in the HR and Recruiting Industry.  Here’s how John describes William, “It’s fair to say that there are not a lot of guys like this in the world of HR.  William says that this is exactly what you want in a marketing consultant…out of the box and over the top. The thing is , when you dig just a little bit below the surface, you find the mind of a strategist.” William has been blogging about HR related issues since 2007.  He’s a contributing blogger for Fistful of Talent and has participated in several HR themed radio shows including TotalPicture Radio, HR Happy Hour, DriveThru HR and The Recruiter House Party.  He also participates in several annual HR conferences and forums annually.   And, he’s connected via social media: LinkedIn = 6,808 direct connections, Twitter = 2,871 followers, Facebook = 1,463 friends.

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