February 3-5, 2020

Austin, TX

Part of the LEAP HR Series

2019 Speaker Highlights


Sarah Dunn
Global Chief Human Resources Officer

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

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

Tracy Layney
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

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.”

Kim Nowell
Chief People Officer
Save-a-Lot Foods

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

Sarah Schnee
Head of Organisational Design, Effectiveness, & Innovation
Levi Strauss & Co.

LEAP: "Rethinking how to transform change management within HR."

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

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

Kim Hartnett
Managing Director, Workforce Strategy, Planning & Analytics
FedEx Office

LEAP: “Starting Up New Disciplines in HR.”

David Gainsboro
Head of Workforce Analytics
Levi Strauss & Co.

LEAP: "Launching new HR services to support a retailer undergoing significant change."

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

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

Mazzy Cameron
Global People & Organizational Development Lead

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

Jenn Longbine
Director of Global Talent Acquisition

LEAP: "“Challenging traditional thinking around how we hire in retail.”

Jeff Stalcup
Director of Change & Communications
Levi Strauss & Co.

LEAP: “Building excitement and interest in HR’s offering.”

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.”

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

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

Jamie Hinely
Head of Learning Solutions

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

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.”

Troy Simpson
Senior Director of Supply Chain Human Resources
Dollar General

LEAP: "Taking new approaches to succession planning and knowledge transfer."

Joe Tischbern
Director of Customer Engagement
Smart & Final

LEAP: “Rethinking employee engagement in retail.”

Jessica Barhydt
People Operations

LEAP: "Redesigning the retail customer experience.”

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.”

Stephanie Elliott
Vice President and Retail & Consumer Goods Practice Lead

LEAP: "Re-imagining strategic HR and talent management in an evolving retail industry."

Brogan Taylor
Vice President

LEAP: “Building a culture of recognition.”

JD Dillon
Principal Learning Strategist

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

Vincenza Caruso-Valente
General Manager

LEAP: "Rethinking how we hire in a competitive retail market."

Natalie Black
Workforce Planning Consultant

LEAP: "Driving value from people analytics."