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OPERATION DEAM13
October 21–24 in San Diego, CA
October 21-24 * San Diego, CA

Presenters

Roll call has commenced and we've compiled HR's finest to present!

If you have been selected, view upcoming deadlines. Thank you for joining our list of amazing speakers for DEAM13. It will surely be a success! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lis at lis@directemployers.org.

Keynote Speakers

Mary Lou Retton - American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
Day 1

Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton catapulted to international fame by winning the All Around Gold Medal in women's gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, becoming the first American woman ever to win a gold medal in gymnastics. She also won silver medals for Team and Vault, and bronze medals for Uneven Bars and Floor Exercise. Her five medals were the most won by any athlete at the '84 Olympics. To this day she remains the only American ever to win the Olympic All Around Title.

Other victories include being the only woman to win three American Cups (1983–85), the only American to win Japan's prestigious Chunichi Cup (1983), two U.S. Gymnastics Federation American Classics (1983–84), and the All Around title at both the 1984 National Championships and Olympic Trials. Mary Lou retired from competitive gymnastics in 1986.

Connect with Mary Lou Retton: @marylouretton | Facebook

Carey Lohrenz - First female F-14 fighter pilot
Day 2

Carey Lohrenz

As the first female F-14 Fighter Pilot in the U.S.Navy, Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable.

In 1994, when Carey "Vixen" Lohrenz was deployed to the USS Abraham Lincoln, there were fewer than 5 female aviators on a ship of 5000 male crew members. Facing uncharted waters in an intensely male-dominated environment, Lohrenz learned vital lessons in leadership that followed her into the corporate world. The most successful leaders share a common foundation of principles used from the flight deck to the front office. The greatest leaders from all corners of the world know how to inspire, use good judgment, take initiative and make powerful decisions — with integrity.

Connect with Carey Lohrenz: @careylohrenz | LinkedIn | Facebook

Presenters

Lori Adams

Iowa Workforce Development
Division Administrator/Workforce Services

Steven Apostolidis

DirectEmployers Association
Digital Strategy Support Representative

Renjun Bao

Cnjobs Technology
CEO

@renjunsd

Nita Beecher

Mercer
Principal

Gerry Borja

Qualcomm, Inc.
Staffing - Program Lead

 

Tipton Bradford

IHG
HR Compliance Manager

 

Matt Camardella

Jackson Lewis LLP
Partner

Candee Chambers

DirectEmployers Association
VP of Compliance & Partnerships

Manny Contomanolis

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Associate Vice President

@contomanolis

Maren L. Daley

Job Service North Dakota
Executive Director

Philip Dana

Life Technologies
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

Katrina Eagle

Katrina Eagle Veteran Law Office
Attorney

Bonnie Elliott

REI
Recruiting Operations & Programs Supervisor

Tom Embrescia

Employ Media
Chairman & CEO

 

James Emmett

Poses Family Foundation
Corporate Disability Consultant

@JamesEmmett21

Scott Eychner

Texas Workforce Commission
Manager, Workforce & UI Program Policy

 

Jaime Fall

HR Policy Association
Vice President for Workforce Talent Development Policy

@Jaimen8r

Seth Flater

DirectEmployers Association
Manager – Digital Strategy

@SethFlater

Nicole Fritz

KPMG
Director, National Campus Recruiting Marketing

Pam Gerassimides

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
Assistant Executive Director and National Labor Exchange Director

Michael Goldberg

American Heart Association
Talent Acquisition Director

@SuperRecruiter

Kristina Green

Quicken Loans
Social Media Recruiter

@kristinargreen
@QLCareers

Mira Greenland

TweetMyJobs
Director, Sales and Business Development

@miragreenland

Harry Griendling

DoubleStar
Founder and CEO

 

Laura Harlos

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air
Manager of Compliance and Diversity Programs

Heather Hoffman

DirectEmployers Association
VP of Digital Strategy

 

Nancy Holland

DirectEmployers Association
VP of Marketing

@SoapboxHolland

Rebel Johnson

Camber Corporation
Recruiting Compliance/Taleo Administrator

Ronda Johnson

DirectEmployers Association
Digital Strategist

Vanessa Jones

Qualcomm, Inc.
Employee Relations

Marilyn Mackes

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Executive Director

@NACEMarilyn

Christy Merriman

DirectEmployers Association
NLX Operations Manager

 

Ozzie Meza

Allstate Insurance
Talent Acquisition Staff Manager, Strategic Service

 

Rosaly Morsheimer

UnitedHealth Group
Project Manager – Talent Acquisition Service Delivery

 

Julie O'Hara-Harvey

Wells Fargo
AA EEO Compliance Consultant

Rob Polston

Intel Corporation
Program Manager for Military Staffing

@rpolston55

Douglas Rosinski

Law Office of Douglas J. Rosinski
Attorney

Annette Rosta

KPMG
Associate Director, Recruiting Diversity & Compliance

Chris Rzeppa

Penske Truck Leasing
Recruiting Supervisor

Tejas Saraiya

Google
Enterprise Sales Engineer

Mike Seidle

DirectEmployers Association
Director of Development

Melissa Seipel

The Nature Conservancy
Global Recruiting Operations

@nature_careers

David Scheffler

Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services
Vice President Compliance

Ann Shirra

Georgia Department of Labor
Director

 

Ouraphone Siri-Outhay

United Health Group
Director of Diversity Recruiting

Jason Sole

DirectEmployers Association
Director of Production

Nicole Stefanski

Janus Capital Group
Senior Corporate Recruiter

 

Trudy Steinfeld

New York University (NYU)
Assistant Vice President

Charlie Terrell

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
NLX Operations Manager

@cterrell1

Kelle Thompson

Fidelity Investments
Director, Recruitment Strategies

@KelleThompson

Michelle Thompson

Janus Capital Group
Sr. Director, Talent Management

 

Julie Toskey

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Director

 

Kyle Totten

DirectEmployers Association
Director of Technology

Nicole Wagner

Enterprise Holdings
HR Recruiting Manager – Southern California Group

 

Bill Warren

DirectEmployers Association
Executive Director

 

Pam Webster

Enterprise Holdings
Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition

 

Rick Wehrle

DirectEmployers Association
VP of Product Development

Björn Wigeman

Potentialpark Communications
Understanding Talent

Kristi Zimmerman

Allstate Insurance
Senior Employment Branding Specialist

 

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