Speakers

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Kevin Stickles
Chief Human Resources Officer
Wegmans Food Markets

LEAP: Inspiring disruptive people leaders through the Retail Talent Council

Kathy Reardon
Chief People Officer
Dollar General

LEAP: Identifying and fostering the retail skills of tomorrow

Kristin Gwinner
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chico’s FAS

LEAP: Utilizing ground-breakingtools and resources for transformational D&I strategy

Hollie Castro
Chief Human Resources Officer
YETI

LEAP: Unleashing brand potential as a global career destination

Day One

Tuesday February 4, 2020

9:30 am | Develop: How Can Redefining the Limits of HR in Retail Transform Brand Performance in an Evolving Market?

9:10 am | Discover: From Start Up to Grown Up: Challenging Traditional Talent Practices to Scale for the Future

Kirsten Hawley
Chief Human Resources & Corporate Communications Officer
Brown-Forman

LEAP: Leveraging corporate strategy to build a people-focused business

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

LEAP: Rethinking traditional new-hire training strategies to transform retention

Day One

Tuesday February 4, 2020

4:10 pm | Develop: How Do We Get More Strategic in the Way We Drive Employee Experience & Better Customer Satisfaction?

3:30 pm | Discover: Transforming Your In-Store New Hire Training Strategy to Increase Y1 Retention in New & Existing Stores

Shauna Grinke
Head of Human Resources
LUSH

LEAP: Transforming traditional training programs for an empowered customer-centric workforce

Day Two

Wednesday February 5, 2020

10:00 am | Develop: What Traditional Thinking Do We Need to Challenge to Go the Extra Mile to Invest in Our Employees?

9:40 am | Discover: Transforming Your Training Strategy to Better Serve Your Retail Employees’ Learning Needs & Drive Business Scale

Rob Ollander-Krane
Head of Talent Planning & Performance
Gap Inc.

LEAP: Innovating performance management for transformed business efficiency

Natalie Breece
Vice President of People
thredUP

LEAP: Re-imagining HR’s role in upskilling hourly staff beyond the shop floor

Amanda Dennis
Director of US Leadership & Talent Development
Walmart

LEAP: New approaches to people development to meet the needs of the modern workforce

Day Two

Wednesday February 5, 2020

10:00 am | Develop: What Traditional Thinking Do We Need to Challenge to Go the Extra Mile to Invest in Our Employees?

9:20 am | Discover: If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Break It: Building Fresh People Development Strategies for Transformed Engagement & Scalability

Rachael Kueter-Lampe
Human Resources Director, Stores Modernization
Target

LEAP: Strategizing the roots of decision-making to radically transform customer experience

Day One

Tuesday February 4, 2020

9:30 am | Develop: How Can Redefining the Limits of HR in Retail Transform Brand Performance in an Evolving Market?

8:50 am | Discover: The New HR Strategy that will Enable You to Build the Differentiated Guest Experience Your Brand Needs

Jenn Longbine
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Nike

LEAP: Revitalizing business profitability through innovation in talent acquisition

Beth Ley
Head of Compensation & Benefits
Kendra Scott

LEAP: Rethinking how compensation strategy can transform your business

Day Two

Wednesday February 5, 2020

1:30 pm | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Retail People Leaders

Steve DerManuelian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Fleet Farm

LEAP: Transforming the potential of HR to scale business growth

Michelle Markus
Chief People Officer
Mud Bay

LEAP: Investing in employee wellbeing to transform engagement and experience

Day Two

Wednesday February 5, 2020

8:15 am | Building a Transformational Culture of Wellness to Support Employees & Enable Your Brand to Thrive

Laura Sterling
Head of Global Learning & Development
Whole Foods Market

LEAP: Redefining retention rates through innovation in first year training programs

Day One

Tuesday February 4, 2020

4:10 pm | Develop: How Do We Get More Strategic in the Way We Drive Employee Experience & Better Customer Satisfaction?

3:30 pm | Discover: Transforming Your In-Store New Hire Training Strategy to Increase Y1 Retention in New & Existing Stores

Troy Simpson
Head of Human Resources & Shared Services
Dollar General

LEAP: Taking fresh approaches to streamline business process through HR-led analytics

Day Two

Wednesday February 5, 2020

1:30 pm | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Retail People Leaders

Lonnie McGowen
Vice President of Human Resources
Sherwin-Williams

LEAP: Taking investment in employees to new heights

Carla David
Vice President of Retail & HR Admin
PVH

Rebecca Sinclair
Chief People Officer
American Tire Distributors

Rebecca McFadden
HR Leader of Consumer Products – Commercial Division
L’Oreal

Ben Seltzer
Head of People Operations
BAGGU

LEAP: Redefining people strategies to embody brand messaging everyday

Day Two

Wednesday February 5, 2020

1:30 pm | Speed Learning: HR Leaps from Retail People Leaders

Ula Mikus
Head of People & Happiness
Tinybeans

LEAP: Taking unique approaches to redesigning employer branding

Susan Hensley
Vice President of Human Resources
E&J Gallo Winery

LEAP: Transforming the way consumers experience the brand

Kimberley Huffman
Director of Talent Acquisition
Dollar General

LEAP: Transforming hiring strategy to revolutionize bottom line success

Bethany Turon
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Strategy
Earth Fare

LEAP: Re-inventing the excitement and impact in HR’s offering

Eric Harper
Vice President of Talent & Learning
BSN Sports

LEAP: Leading hyper business growth through TA strategy

Ellie Trott
Head of Content
LEAP HR

LEAP: Unleashing brand potential as a global career destination

Day One

Tuesday February 4, 2020

8:30 am | Introduction from the LEAP HR Team

Evan Armstrong
Vice President, Government Affairs
Retail Industry Leaders Association