Adam Holton, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, CHS, Inc.
Adam Holton is senior vice president, CHS Human Resources. Holton directs CHS global comprehensive human resources strategy, including talent acquisition and talent management strategies; compensation and benefits; training and leadership development, and overall human-resources related strategies to help ensure the company has the human capital to help its customers succeed.
Holton joined CHS in 2014 from GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis., where most recently he served as a senior human resources executive, leading human resource functions for GE Global Services. Holton held a wide range of human resource leadership roles within that organization, including leading global human resource teams in seven different regions, designing and delivering strategies to support service productivity, consistent performance and growth. He was also responsible for talent and organizational development and design. Holton also spent time at Bank One/JP Morgan Chase, where he managed executive education and was a human resources business partner for the real estate business in the commercial bank.
Holton earned a bachelor's of science degree in political science from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. After graduation, he served for six years in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer, spending three years at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and three years at Quantico, Va. In 2004-2005, he led a reserve unit that deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Nathan M. Boaz, Senior Managing Director – Talent Strategy, Accenture
Nathan M. (Nate) Boaz serves as Senior Managing Director - Talent Strategy for Accenture and is part of the CHRO leadership team responsible for providing innovative thought leadership and defining all efforts in the area of enterprise talent strategy and strategic HR for the global Firm. In this role, Nate designs and leads the delivery of highly visible talent strategies to support Accenture business goals.
Nate reports to Accenture’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Ellyn Shook, and he and his team structure a talent approach and agenda which includes the acquisition, development and motivation of people. This role is highly complex, serving the talent needs of the firm as a whole in support of each of Accenture’s business verticals, working closely with Group Chief Executives and other business leaders on top talent needs to enable growth at the desired rate. As Head of Talent Strategy, Nate is knowledgeable on critical trends and developments in talent and is seen as a thought leader in the area.
Nate provides expertise and guidance in the following domains: organizational effectiveness, change management, career planning, performance management, coaching and mentorship, predictive analytics, compensation and rewards, employee engagement, learning and development, recognition programs, and strategic development. He is highly experienced operating in the C-suite and delivers insights and solutions at tremendous speed.
Prior to joining Accenture, Nate was a principal in McKinsey’s Atlanta, Georgia office. He has deep expertise in personal leadership development and capability building at all levels, from the CEO and top team to middle management and the front line. He worked with clients to integrate leadership development into their performance improvement efforts across strategy, operations, and marketing and sales.
Nate led McKinsey’s work on leadership development globally, with the mission of helping clients achieve and sustain high levels of performance and organizational effectiveness. He regularly hosted client workshops focused on individual leadership development and leadership in the context of large-scale transformations.
Outside Accenture, Nate co-founded and served on the board of Prize4Life, a nonprofit organization that works to accelerate the development of an effective treatment for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
- “Change leader, change thyself,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2014
- “The basics of business-to-business sales success,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2010
- United States Marine Corps Captain, Human intelligence officer
- Harvard Business School, MBA with distinction
- US Naval Academy, BS in Political Science with merit
Jean Abraham, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Jean Abraham is Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Healthcare Administration program in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Abraham is a health economist with more 50 peer-reviewed research articles focusing on topics including employer-based health insurance, employer wellness program evaluation, competition in insurance and hospital markets, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on insurers, employers, and providers. Currently, she co-leads the Minnesota Center for Workplace Wellness Research, which is one of six collaborating centers of the CDC Workplace Health Research Network. In that role, she conducts evaluation research to establish the economic and health impact of employer wellness programs. During academic year 2008-2009, she served as the senior economist on health issues for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C., under both the Bush and Obama administrations. She is currently a member of the Faculty Senate and serves as the faculty representative on the University of Minnesota’s Benefits Advisory Committee. Jean received her Ph.D. from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dan Beck, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Technology Strategy, Workday
Dan Beck is senior vice president at Workday and is responsible for product marketing as well as technology strategy. He led Workday’s technology product strategy, product management, and data science efforts that included building and launching big data, predictive, and prescriptive analytics products. Prior to joining Workday in 2008, Dan led product management for Voltage Security, a data encryption provider, acquired by HP.
Before Voltage, he held various product management roles at Intuit and worked on the market-leading QuickBooks™ and Quicken Health products. Prior to Intuit, Dan worked in product management for North Systems, a provider of eCommerce and CRM applications. Dan started his career at Accenture where he developed custom applications and implemented enterprise software suites. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
Ken Fairchild, Vice President Global Rewards, Medtronic
Ken is the Vice President of Global Rewards for Medtronic, in Minneapolis, MN. In his role, he is responsible for Total Reward programs including base pay, incentives, benefits, equity, Global Mobility, and recognition programs. In addition, Ken’s team is responsible for designing and administering executive compensation and Board of Director compensation. In his fifteen years with Medtronic, Ken also served as the Director of U.S. Compensation as well as the Director of Neuromodulation Sales Compensation. Prior to joining Medtronic, Ken worked for US Bank as a Bank Sales Manager and then as a Compensation Manager. Ken received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Theresa Glomb, Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Work and Organizations
Theresa M. Glomb is the Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois and her B.A. in psychology from DePaul University. Her research suggests the important role of work events, mood, and micro-interventions in predicting on the job behavior and employee well-being. She has conducted field research in dozens of companies, including several Fortune 500 firms, with thousands of workers as participants. Her research uses a variety of methodologies including experience sampling, surveys, interviews, and physiological assessment. Her work has been published in top management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology and cited in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post.
Lori Hall, Vice President, Regional HR Manager, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc
Lori Hall, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Regional Human Resources Manager and Vice President at Kimley-Horn. Hall has over 18 years of experience in a wide range of Human Resources roles, including recruitment, staffing, employee relations and engagement, coaching, and development. Hall received her BS in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and has a certification in Leadership Coaching for Organization Development from George Mason University.
Marci Heerman, Coaching Practice Lead, Cargill Talent Center of Expertise
Marci Heerman is an ICF certified professional executive coach, and holds a master’s degree in Human Development from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. She has been with Cargill for 9 years, and is the Coaching Practice Lead with Cargill's Talent Center of Expertise. Marci has coached and trained hundreds of leaders in her 20 years as an expert in human development. She has been a featured speaker/guest lecturer in a variety of venues, including St. Catherine University’s 2015 Women’s Leadership Challenge Conference; the 12th Annual Executive Coaching Conference sponsored by The Conference Board in 2015; the 22nd Annual Leadership Development Conference sponsored by The Conference Board in 2016; and was a guest lecturer for the University of St. Thomas Executive Coaching Certificate education program.
Glen Johnson, Vice President, HR Technology & Shared Services, Ecolab
Glen Johnson is Vice President of HR Technology for Ecolab. He has over 20 years of experience with global HCM deployments for multiple Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations. During this time he has delivered successful HCM/Talent projects as a member of both human resource and IT organizations, as well as consulting firms.
Christopher Kujawa, VP Human Capital Capabilities, American Express
Chris Kujawa is a senior HR executive with over 20 years of the experience in Fortune 500 companies. He currently serves as VP Human Capital Capabilities for American Express. Prior to that he was senior HR director with Ally Financial, head of HR (UK) for GMAC-RFC, HR manager at Target Corporation and Deluxe Corporation, and Andersen Consulting.Chris holds a Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a BS in Economics from South Dakota State University. He also sits on the CHRLS Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Daniel Moloney,Senior Vice President, Data Science and Operations, RedBrick Health
As senior vice president of data science and operations, Daniel Moloney leads multiple teams responsible for client implementations and operational excellence, consumer support, research, and analytics. Daniel joined RedBrick in 2013, leading the launch of the data science team, focused on driving evidence-based research on the efficacy of RedBrick programs and creating a reporting and analytics data warehouse. During 2015, he led RedBrick content behavior design, product strategy and development, where he directed those teams in the successful release of the current platform for migrating existing customers. Prior to RedBrick, Daniel held numerous leadership positions in both public and private sectors, including the University of Minnesota and Control Data Corporation. In 1999, he co-founded SwiftKnowledge, a business intelligence software company focused on intuitive delivery of dynamic, actionable information. He delivered solutions across multiple business verticals, leading to a successful sale of the company in 2012. Daniel received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in behavior genetics, statistics and individual differences. He has a track record of research contributions in both psychology and in data analytic systems.
Andi Marston, Vice President Human Resources, Target Corporation
Andi Marston is vice president of human resources for Target Corporation where she leads HR for its information technology division and Target India operations. She is responsible for the HR strategy, including organization design, leadership development, employee relations and team culture. Prior to this role Andi led talent management, where she owned reinventing and rolling out new core talent practices in performance management and succession planning. Andi joined Target in 2005 as an HR generalist, and has held various HR leadership positions in talent acquisition, talent management and generalist functions. Prior to joining Target, Andi was a generalist and lawyer in the airline industry. Andi holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of Wooster.
Todd Schmidt, Leader, Workforce Planning & HR Analytics, GE Capital
Todd is currently the Leader of Workforce Planning and HR Analytics at GE Capital and a member of the market-leading GE Strategic Workforce Planning COE. At Capital he provides thought leadership around all aspects of HR analytics, data, operations and most critically, the connection of HR to the business. Todd has documented successes in improving succession planning, selection for leadership development, HR data efficiency and dealing with employee segmentation in a fluid, always changing market. Simplification and HR innovation are his biggest areas of focus; developing contemporary visualizations, analytics and tools to push HR forward into the future.
Vicki Swisher, Strategic Talent Management Consultant, Swisher Talent Solutions
Vicki Swisher is a leading authority on learning agility and brings decades of experience in leadership development and talent management to her work. Author of Becoming an Agile Leader, the definitive text on learning agility, Vicki consults with clients and is a featured speaker on the topics of Learning Agility and leadership development at premier talent and leadership development events around the world. Her articles have been featured in publications like BusinessWeek, HR Executive, and Buyouts magazine.
Paul Terry, President/CEO, Health Enhancement Research Organization
Dr. Paul Terry is president and CEO of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), a national think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in employee health promotion. In collaboration with HERO members, Paul and the HERO team provide leadership in research and education on issues such as the impact of wellness program best practices on health outcomes, employer strategies that advance community health and the impact of healthy cultures on employee performance. Before HERO, Terry was president and CEO at StayWell, a national provider of population health management programs. He later served as StayWell’s chief science officer. Before StayWell, Paul served as president and CEO at The Park Nicollet Institute, a national leader in health services research and education. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and his Masters from Minnesota State University at Mankato where he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Humanitarian Award. Terry is an editor of the American Journal of Health Promotion and is a Past President of the Minnesota Public Health Association.
Arthur Woods, Co-Founder, Imperative Group
Arthur Woods (@ArthurWoods) is the Co-founder of Imperative, a company reshaping the way we empower people and measure success in the workplace. He is a writer, speaker and advisor for leading brands on the future of work. Arthur previously worked at Google where he led operations for YouTube’s Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools. Arthur co-founded the Compass Fellowship, the largest collegiate social enterprise training program and Out in Tech, the leading global LGBTQ technology community. Arthur studied Operations and Information Management at Georgetown University and Project Management at Stanford University. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a New York Venture Fellow and sits on the Boards of the Georgetown Technology Alliance, Compass Partners and Out in Tech.