March 18-20, 2019

Austin, TX

Speakers

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Sarah Dunn
Global Chief Human Resources Officer
Tapestry

LEAP: “Transforming HR to revolutionize the human experience in retail.”

Fernando Sanchez-Arias
Chief People Officer, Global Custom Commerce
The Home Depot

LEAP: “Rethinking how to effectively develop digital retail leaders.”

Allison Hopkins
Chief People Officer
ThredUP

LEAP: “Rethinking how to reduce turnover amongst an hourly workforce.”

Tracy Layney
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Shutterfly

LEAP: “Rethinking how to create a culture of inclusion in retail.”

Nicole Zussman
Chief People Officer
Rue Gilt Groupe

LEAP: “Setting the business up for success following a significant business acquisition.”

Scott Sherman
Chief Human Resources Officer
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc

LEAP: “Rethinking the role of HR in retail business transformation.”

Jim Hilt
Chief Customer Experience Officer
Express

LEAP: “Redefining what employee and customer experience means in retail.”

Kim Nowell
Chief People Officer
Save-a-Lot Foods

LEAP: “Re-imagining culture change for a geographically dispersed industry.”

Jed Milstein
Chief Human Resources Officer
Asbury Automotive Group

LEAP: “Creating a culture that drives exceptional customer experience.”

Michele Bousquet
Head of People
Brandless

LEAP: “Breaking away from traditional retail organizational design.”

Rick Yockelson
Senior Vice President of People
Hudson Group

LEAP: “Rethinking how we drive service-centric culture change in retail.”

Danielle Boyd
Danielle Boyd, Senior Vice President Human Resources
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

LEAP: “Redefining the crucial qualities we look for in new retail talent.”

Bill Clark
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Five Below

LEAP: “Activating a unique culture to transform the associate and customer experience.”

James Cameron
Vice President of US Leadership Initiatives
Walmart

LEAP: “Redesigning traditional leadership development programs for a future retail workforce.”

JP Elliot
Vice President of Talent
Dick’s Sporting Goods

LEAP: “Rethinking how to engage and retain retail store managers from day one.”

Mike Van Lente
Head of Global Learning and Development
Whole Foods Market

LEAP: “Rethinking HR’s role in driving business growth in a hyper-competitive industry.”

Patti Claus
Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition
Williams-Sonoma Inc.

LEAP: “Taking new approaches to hiring effective retail business leaders.”

Jesse Schlueter
Vice President of Learning & Leadership
Nordstrom

LEAP: “Re-imagining traditional performance management to align with a dynamic industry.”

Mazzy Cameron
Global People & Organizational Development Lead
eBay

LEAP: “Re-imagining work as an incubator for high impact experiences.”

Daryl Juran
Head of Learning & Development
New Balance

LEAP: “Taking unique approaches to leadership development in retail.”

Blair Bennett
Vice President Talent Acquisition
Walmart eCommerce

LEAP: “Rethinking how talent acquisition can support business growth in retail.”

Scott Russell
Vice President of Human Resources
PGA Tour Superstore

LEAP: “Aligning the people strategy with retail business growth objectives.”

Steve Hrop
Vice President of Learning & Development
Asbury Automotive Group

LEAP: “Creating a culture that drives exceptional customer experience.”

Cheryl Hooker
Vice President of Human Resources
Express

LEAP: “Redefining what employee and customer experience means in retail.”

Jeff Klem
most recently Vice President of Talent Development
Vail Resorts

LEAP: "Creating a unique leadership culture to drive customer experience."

Jodi Diekmann
Senior Director of Stores HR
Target

LEAP: “Empowering retail workforces to provide a differentiated customer experience.”

Jamie Hinely
Head of Learning Solutions
Valvoline

LEAP: “Redesigning traditional L&D programs for a service centric workforce.”

Myranda Bertrand
Talent Development Leader
Walmart

LEAP: “Moving away from conventional and defined development programs in retail.”

Beth Ley
Head of Benefits & Compensation
Kendra Scott

LEAP: “Rethinking how to tie philanthropy into the employee & customer experience.”

Jennifer Watson
Head of Employee Relations
Dollar General

LEAP: “Driving a customer first mind-set across all key people initiatives.”

Amanda Dennis
Talent Development Leader
Walmart

LEAP: “Challenging traditional approaches to high potentials’ development.”

Kathleen Shaw
Senior Director of Learning & Development
Dick’s Sporting Goods

LEAP: “Rethinking how to effectively onboard retail store managers.”

Sheena Wilde
Head of Philanthropy
Kendra Scott

LEAP: “Taking fresh approaches to philanthropy in retail.”

Katharine Moore
Senior Director
Guild Education

LEAP: “Preparing for the future of work in retail.”

Brogan Taylor
Vice President
Achievers

LEAP: “Building a culture of recognition.”

JD Dillon
Principal Learning Strategist
Axonify

LEAP: “Challenging the way we train retail workforces.”

Lexy Martin
Principal, Research & Customer Value
Visier

LEAP: “Elevating HR’s business value in retail.”