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Chief Scientist of Workplace Culture
For more than 15 years, Jessica has been guiding global, national, Fortune 100, and other organizations across finance, technology, real estate, and healthcare industries on the path to creating intentional cultures that accelerate performance. With experience as a global consultant for a human capital management solutions provider, and consistently seeing leaders fail to reach financial goals, Jessica set out on a personal mission to 'quantify culture.' Her doctoral research and consulting engagements with Oracle, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Federal Reserve, and Bank of America to name a few, led to the Culture Equation - a tested model where strategy combined with culture to deliver consistent results.
Senior Managing Director, Labor Strategy
With over 25 years of experience focused specifically on labor and operation strategy, John has developed and implemented strategies for more than 100 companies, delivering innovative labor solutions to corporate leaders that incorporate employee needs. John’s professional philosophy is that people are the most valuable resource of every company, and his experience has proven that to create long-term success, a thoughtful and methodical approach to labor must be created. John sits on the board of The Workforce Institute at UKG, is a thought leader for its think tank, and is a member of the advisory board for HR.com’s Workforce Management practice.
Senior Partner, HCM Advisory & Human Insights
With more than 17 years of experience as an HR executive focused on improving workplace culture and enhancing the employee experience, Julie helps organizations implement strategic employee workplace initiatives to enhance productivity, improve communication, and increase satisfaction across the workforce. Julie continues to work today as an adjunct professor in the human resources management and human services management programs. She is also the co-host of The People Purpose Podcast—a show that focuses on all things people at work.
Strategic HCM Value Consultant
Neena is a committed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advocate who creates value for business stakeholders via insightful analysis, cross-functional partnerships, implementation of structured data-mining processes, and an unwavering focus on attracting, developing, and engaging talent. Due to her experience in technology and HR, she has been able to develop a culture of data-driven decision-making by harnessing technological innovation and advancing the initiatives of all organizations while ensuring solid diverse inclusive culture and vision that values equity and promotes multiculturalism.
Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
The City of Oklahoma City
Shalynne serves as the City of Oklahoma City's first Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. Prior to joining the City of OKC, Shalynne supported strategic I&D initiatives for multiple Fortune 500 companies.She has served as TAHRA’s VP of Diversity and is currently the Diversity Chair for the Oklahoma Human Resources State Council (OKHR). In addition, Shalynne serves on Schnake Turnbo Franks I&D Advisory Committee and on the board of ReMerge - a comprehensive diversion program.
State Chief Human Resources Officer
State of Washington
Michaela has more than 16 years of HR and public service experience in State Government. As a first-generation, biracial American, she began her HR career working as a recruiter with a passion for trying to build systems and processes that helped ensure that every person had a fair and equal chance at employment. She has carried that passion for building equitable systems and workplace cultures where everyone can belong throughout her career.
Manager Professional Services Consulting
Judith has contributed her expertise in Human Capital Management focused on Human Resources not only her current employer, UKG, but through her positions within American Payroll and SHRM. She serves as a SHRM A-Team Captain as well as a member of the APA’s Government Relations Task force and numerous industry subcommittees.
Senior HCM Value Consultant
Bob’s 44 years in the human capital management industry have been spent in practitioner, consultant, and vendor/partner roles. As a practitioner, he managed payroll for a 5,000-person bank in New Jersey. As a consultant, he spent 8 years with Towers Perrin (WTW today) advising customers in HRMS, payroll & benefits system design, and acquisition strategies. As a vendor/partner, he has had prominent roles in sales support, marketing, and product management at many software companies.
Former Executive Director
Neil worked for IPMA-HR, for almost four decades. He is currently an adjunct instructor at George Mason University teaching a graduate public human resource management class, writes a twice-monthly HR public policy/legal column for the Human Resource Certification Institute, and speaks and writes about human resources and legal issues. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and New York Law School and has been admitted to the Bar in New York and the District of Columbia.
Talent & Organization Industry & WFM Lead
Patrick brings more than 25 years of WFM experience. With his deep understanding of WFM governance, best practices, and trends, as well as his strong focus on the workforce needs of today’s frontline manufacturing workforce, Patrick has helped numerous clients achieve performance objectives and realize sustained WFM success. He is highly experienced in assessments, strategic planning, and UKG technology implementations, and brings deep familiarity with WFM, HCM, Payroll, HR, and benefits solutions.
Payroll, Benefits, & HRIS Director
Carlex Glass America
Kelley has over 18 years of experience in the fields of payroll, benefits, and HRIS. Her favorite part of her job is helping others by finding efficiencies in their work life. She has union and non-union experience as well as all frequencies of payroll processing.
Industry Marketing Manager
Spencer focuses exclusively on the manufacturing sector, exploring trends and challenges prevalent in the industry. He works closely with industry associations and the UKG manufacturing customer base to keep a pulse on the sector and how organizations can leverage technology to address some of their critical business challenges, particularly when it comes to the pervasive talent struggles inherent in manufacturing.
Senior Compliance Advisor
Robert is an attorney based in California and has spent his career advising employers on best practices regarding wage and hour laws, anti-discrimination, and employee privacy.
Executive Partner, Vice President & General Counsel
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Ethan started with Lettuce as an intern, and upon graduating college, he immediately started as a Staff Accountant for Lettuce. While working, he received his JD and spent four years working as a Corporate Attorney specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions at Reed Smith LLP. Ethan then re-joined Lettuce in the legal department. Since his return, Ethan has had the opportunity to be on the frontlines of the company’s growth by participating in the negotiations of new projects and helping the operations teams work through ever-changing regulations and a multitude of other legal matters.
WFM Ecosystem Associate Director
In her current role, she leads the go-to-market strategy & execution alongside subject matter experts to fill untapped markets, capturing & promoting clients’ success in achieving operational and financial wins, and collaborating with partners to support shared client goals. With the help of her team, she focuses on forward-thinking ideas and practical strategies to help the industries they serve including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and financial services.
Retail Talent and Organizational Lead
Over the past 28 years, Gerarda has held many leadership roles in Accenture’s Talent and Organization Change practice including shaping go-to-market solutions, building global talent, and achieving sales and delivery targets. She has partnered closely with business leaders of many global Fortune 500 companies to prepare business leaders and teams to achieve business results. In her current role, she is responsible for growing/developing the team and realizing business value for our clients.
Healthcare Workforce Solutions Consultant
Chris has extensive clinical background experience and knowledge. Prior to joining UKG, he managed a 250+ employee float pool, a 65+ unit staffing office, a transport department, and an acute care nursing department at a multi-campus health system. Chris incorporates his 28 years of nursing experience into telling relatable stories and demonstrating how UKG solves business issues across the continuum of care.
Regional Nurse Executive & Clinical Strategist
Prior to joining UKG, Corrie served in leadership roles of increasing responsibility at select academic medical centers in Colorado and Massachusetts, including clinical operational roles and nursing leadership roles during her 27-year nursing career. Corrie also served as an adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College where she proudly cultivated the next generation of nurses.
Chief Nurse Executive
Nanne applies her strong foundational knowledge of the global healthcare system to advance the application of innovative technology to create more meaningful and connected work experiences for all healthcare employees. A forty-year industry executive consistently focused on nursing and patient care delivery, Nanne is passionate about building and leading a culture of innovation and collaboration across clinical, operational, and administrative environments, and has committed her career to driving improvements in the healthcare system.
Chief Information Officer
Scott is transforming the role of the technology organization to enable a consumer-centric delivery of digital capabilities that will provide personalized, predictive, and proactive care to those they’re privileged to serve. Serving in various roles within Mercy (one of the top five large U.S. health systems) for over 30 years Scott has successfully implemented innovative technology solutions that have helped transform healthcare at Mercy all while delivering on the promise of reliable, scalable, and cost-effective technology services for his organization.
Senior VP and System Chief Nursing Officer
Betty Jo is passionate about technology and analytics to assist nursing and clinical teams in patient care to drive optimal outcomes. In her tenure at Mercy, she has worked with a software company to co-develop an automated inventory management system to reduce nurse workload while adopting scanning technology to improve efficiency in an operating room. Betty Jo is currently working on a nursing workforce strategy that includes matching patient demand and a “GIG” nursing workforce with a modern nurse-focused company that has the platform to support efficient and effective deployment.
Workforce Solution Consultant
Meredith began her career in public safety scheduling in 2007 as part of the TeleStaff team. During her 16-year career within UKG, she has held multiple roles including, Senior Workforce Solution Consultant, Practice Manager, and implementation Solution Consultant and Project Manager.
Senior Workforce Solution Consultant
Allison has over 20 years of experience in retail banking. Prior to joining UKG in 2019, she led a branch operations department and supported a network of almost 20 branches for a large credit union. In her current role, she uses her previous banking experience to assess current business challenges and present solutions to enhance customer experience, improve front and back-office efficiencies, and increase revenue.
Ryan has been a consultant at UKG for over 6 years. He has a strong background in Retail and Hospitality, focused on rightsizing people-centric workforce solutions to achieve desired customer outcomes.
Senior Presales Solution Consultant
Chris began his career in healthcare in 2012 as part of the EZCall team. He came to UKG with the acquisition of EZCall in 2015, and in that time has held multiple roles including, Senior Solution Consultant and Lead Demand Generation Program Manager.
Lead HCM Solutions Consultant
Gavin joined UKG in 2016, bringing with him nearly 4 years of experience working within the Public Sector and Healthcare industries and 5+ years working within the HCM space. Gavin’s main role at UKG is to help the entire Enterprise Sales team with support throughout their sales cycle by providing HCM product recommendations and best practices to prospects and existing clients to help them overcome their business issues.
Director of Channel Partnerships
Luke came to Payactiv looking to bring years of relationship-building to a company that shared his desire to make an impact. Throughout his tenure, Payactiv has given him the avenue to guide employers down the path of bringing financial relief to employees across the country. By working with partners like UKG, Luke can work alongside one of the most respected names that are on a mission to create positive change for the financially stressed.