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2023 HR Tomorrow Speakers


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We are excited for you to learn from and engage with the HR Tomorrow Conference speakers.


Keynote Speaker

Jodie Douglas

Jodie Douglas

VP of HR - Endeavor Air

“Human Resources – The Value Added Business Partner”

Jodie Douglas joined Endeavor Air in February 2013 with more than 15 years of experience working in aviation human resources. Jodie is responsible for all human resource functions, including talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation, benefits and organizational development that support Endeavor’s team of aviation professionals. In her role as Vice President, Human Resources, Jodie is passionate about maintaining a workplace culture that celebrates and recognizes the success of our employee efforts, while also providing competitive compensation and benefits. Jodie has a BS in Human Resources and holds her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Prior to Endeavor, Jodie held executive leadership roles in aviation at Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, and Aviation Technical Services.

Breakout Session Speakers

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Rebecca (Becky) Anderson

Sr. Human Resource Director - Northern Tool + Equipment

"HR Partnership in a changing environment"

Rebecca (Becky) Anderson is boldly building what’s next at Northern Tool + Equipment.  As a Sr. Human Resource Director she partners with the product and operations teams to achieve organizational growth goals and is an active member of the enterprise HR leadership team responsible for developing organizational HR Strategy.  With her work spanning the globe, Becky is highly effective at building relationships virtually and designing growth strategies for success.  

Throughout her career, Becky has served in a number of HR leadership positions with organizations of varying size, scope and expertise including Cargill, Starkey and Northern Tool & Equipment.  She is passionate about cultivating a culture of inclusion and building pathways of success for all.  Becky has developed and implemented rotational development programs, captained women’s leadership opportunities and is currently launching an initiative to focus on the shifting needs of talent across the organization.
Becky excels at cultivating effective partnerships helping business leaders exceed their goals.  Known for her ability to create pragmatic solutions she is continuously focused on organization effectiveness and cultivating a positive employee experience.

In her free time, you’ll find Becky engaging in any activity her children partake in, walking her two large dogs or experiencing nature in the boundary waters of MN.

David Bryant & Tina Schuelke

David Bryant is Lead Spark for DHB Change Advisors LLC - Tina Schuelke is Founder & CEO of Change Management Communications Center LLC

"Change needs to change: Stay ahead of the business to achieve greater impact"

David Bryant is the “Lead Spark” for DHB Change Advisors LLC, which he founded in 2019 to help people and organizations thrive through change. For the first decade of his career David grew up in HR, working in manufacturing, hospitality, retail, professional services, consulting, and consumer goods industries. For the last 10 years, he has worked with organizations to help them engage their work/home environment, operating systems, and employee’s passion to achieve greatness. David obtained his Bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his MA – HRIR degree from Carlson. He currently lives in Sheboygan Falls, WI with his wife and two daughters.
Tina Schuelke is the Founder and CEO of Change Management Communications Center LLC (CMCC), based in Oshkosh, WI.  She is the wife of a World Champion Senior Softball Player, the mother of three adult children, and grandmother to a 3-year-old tumbling toddler girl.  Tina’s also been a bartender, pre-press film stripper, manufacturing systems manager, print technology inventor, systems architect, podcaster, and mentor for refugees learning English to start and advance their careers in the United States. Tina is known for her leadership development work from C-Suites through the front lines. Tina loves to create structure, processes, communication practices, and behavior changes so others can accomplish what they want and need--especially the changes that no one else thought was possible. Connect with Tina for no-nonsense approaches to change and communications that work.

David and Tina

Jenna Conzemius, Dobby Gibson, & Leo Cardoso

Jenna Conzemius is an HR Special Operations Partner - Dobby Gibson is Senior Manager, Talent Marketing and Talent Experience Leo Cardoso is HR Enablement Director - Land O'Lakes

"A Creative Way 4WARD"

Jenna Conzemius is part of Land O'Lakes Human Resources Special Operations team and works as a project manager that works on agile projects spanning the HR function. Jenna graduated from The Carlson School of Management with her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and her Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. 

Dobby Gibson leads the Talent Marketing and Talent Experience practice within Land O'Lakes HR Enablement organization. Dobby joined Land O'Lakes in 2018 after 13 years on the agency side, where he was a lead strategist for FedEx, Sherwin-Williams, and Ameriprise, among other brands. He holds a master's degree from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College.

Leo Cardoso has been at Land O'Lakes for over 10 years, where he has had a variety of roles. Currently, he leads HR Enablement which encompasses a variety of teams (e.g., HR Special Operations, Data & Technology, Talent Experience) that share a consultative approach and provide among other things, digital and agile HR support to enable an outstanding talent experience. He has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a certificate in Business from UW-Madison and a master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

Jenna, Dobby, Leo
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Jenny Friedman

Talent Acquisition Manager - Land O'Lakes

"Shifting Campus Diversity Recruitment from Talent Consumers to Talent Creators"

Jenny Friedman, Talent Acquisition Manager has been with Land O'Lakes for 9 years and leads early talent programs for Land O'Lakes Inc. Jenny has worked in Human Resources for 19 years holding roles in both talent acquisition and operations but the majority of her career has been focused with early talent development programs. Jenny has previously worked for Piper Jaffray, Thomson Reuters and Accenture prior to joining Land O'Lakes Inc. Jenny graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a degree in Human Resource Management.

Deanna Schumacher

Director of Human Resources - Summit Companies

"Growing Pains: Scaling the Summit"

Deanna Schumacher is Key Strategist and Human Capital Leader in a high growth organization. With 20+ years’ experience in laying the foundation for human resources in two companies, Deanna has led and executed multiple projects, process improvements, integrations, negotiations, implementations, and growth strategy.

She started her professional career at an entry level with National Automatic Sprinkler, she grew into the role of office/human resources manager allowing her to learn the fire and life safety business from ground up.

Being agile and adept to change, Deanna assisted in creating a pandemic response team, resulting in proactive safety compliance protocols to maintain on-site business operations across dozens of states and worksites.

Today she oversees a team consisting of human resources, benefits, payroll, talent acquisition, development, and M&A. Deanna and her husband have 3 children: Chailey, Brandon, and Austin. As well as 3 Grandchildren: Lily Mae 4, Logan 2, Arthur 1, and 3 fur babies.

Maggie Tomas

Executive Director, Carlson School Business Career Center and Graduate Coaching & Founder of CareerMoti - Carlson School of Management

"Unlocking Career Motivation for you and your Team"

Maggie Tomas is the Executive Director of the Business Career Center and Graduate Coaching at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. In her role she leads coaching for all graduate business programs and alumni and employer relations for all Carlson students. Maggie is also the founder of CareerMoti, a platform and assessment tool meant to help workers stay motivated in career. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies and a MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Career Counseling and Professional Development, has nearly 20 years of experience coaching students and executives and firmly believes that every member of society should have the privilege of doing what they love.

She is a board member of MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance and involved with Make IT. MSP. She has been a contributor to various publications, where she writes about work/life integration. Maggie lives in St. Anthony Village with her husband and two daughters and spends much of her free time enjoying the outdoors (embracing all seasons) and volunteering in the classroom and in several community organizations.

Paul Walters

Senior Manager at CFAR Consulting and Coaching - Founder / Principal of Walters, LLC

"Investing in Your Organization’s Future by Investing in Your Managers"

Paul Walters is a Senior Manager at CFAR Consulting and Coaching and Founder / Principal of Walters, LLC.  Paul brings his extensive, multi-disciplinary experience to organizations as a consultant, executive coach, and development expert. Paul’s background includes 10 years in the nonprofit sector supporting, managing, and leading teams both domestically and in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Central America. Paul spent an additional seven years consulting for Gallup and Deloitte, strengthening an expertise in organizational development, leadership and management, executive coaching, performance management, culture, employee engagement, change management and strategy. Paul also served as an executive coach, facilitating the development of over 500 leaders, and trained over 10,000 managers / leaders in addition to delivering keynote addresses for high-profile clients and events.

As a consultant, Paul takes an individualized and strengths-based approach to each client engagement and coaching assignment. A trusted advisor, he creates impact by truly partnering with clients in understanding their unique needs and challenges to create tailored, practical solutions. 

Paul holds a BA in Psychology and English from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Paul earned a certificate in Cooperative Development from the University of Missouri and is an International Coaching Federation-certified executive coach. Paul is also certified in CliftonStrengths, Hogan and Business Chemistry psychometric assessments, and 360 coaching.

Kevin Wilde & Mara Lawler

Kevin Wilde is Executive Leadership Fellow, Carlson School of Management - Mara Lawler is Change and Learning Leader at Red Wing Shoe Company

"Building a culture of coachability"

Kevin D. Wilde currently serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He teaches applied leadership in several graduate courses.

In 2015, he concluded a thirty-four-year corporate career in leadership and talent development at General Electric and General Mills. During his time at General Mills, the organization was consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s #2 ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development, #1 listing by Leadership Excellence magazine, #1 Global Learning Elite ranking, and Training magazine’s “Hall of Fame” designation as a top company for employee development. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine selected Kevin as CLO of the year.

Kevin continues to be an active contributor to the leadership and talent development profession with business advising and writing. His advisory work includes the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp),, and GP Strategies.

His most recent book, Coachability: The Leadership Superpower, will be available in the summer of 2022. His early books include Dancing with the Talent Stars: 25 Moves that Matter Now, and A CLO Leadership Reader: Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Best for Today’s Learning Leader. His writing for Talent Management magazine received a national award for editorial excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. His work has also been published in over a dozen books, including Coaching for Leadership, the Pfieffer Annual on Leadership Development, and ATD’s Forward Focused Learning.

Mara Lawler is an experienced organizational effectiveness leader with a demonstrated history of working in various industries that include chemical, financial, retail, medical device and manufacturing. She is currently in the human resources department at Red Wing Shoe Co., where she met Kevin Wilde. She has passion for human performance technology, human-centered design and travel. Her education is a Bachelor of Arts in German and Spanish from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and a Master of Science Education focused in Human Performance Improvement and Training from Capella University.

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Cari Wilkins

Sales Director for Chicago, Human Resources - Salo

"From Numbers to Action: Using Date to up Your Game"

Active in the HR space for over 20 years, Cari Wilkins brings a passion for creating connections, leading teams and driving results into every interaction. She has developed a unique combination of business expertise and people experience through leading large and small teams and working closely with clients. Cari is passionate about developing female leaders and loves combining fun with work. Cari joined Salo in January of 2023 and has been named the new Sales Director for Chicago, Human Resources. In this role she will be instrumental in growing the HR practice in the Chicago area. 

Cari earned her Bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has 2 college age kiddos who are living their best lives and she loves adventuring with family. Cari is actively involved in serving others at a local shelter, and enjoys traveling, boating, exercising and spending quality time with friends.

Closing Panel

Shaping the Future of HR

  • Missy Durant,  Chief People Officer, Medica
  • Teri Calderon, EVP of People and Marketplace Operations, Field Nation
  • Tonya Jackman Hampton,  Chief People and Culture Officer, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Laura Brock,  Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, nVent

Moderated by Carrie Cunnington - Managing Director  Minneapolis Human Resources - Salo

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