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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
Senior Vice President, People
thredUP

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

Lissa Minkin
Vice President of People & Workplace
Tile

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

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 Isn't Broken, Break It: Rethinking People Development for Transformed Engagement & Scalability, Even Though the Old Ways Seem Ok

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

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

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

Evan Armstrong
Vice President, Government Affairs
Retail Industry Leaders Association

Christine Tutssel
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Axonify

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?

3:50 pm | Discover: Transforming Your Frontline Employee Experience with Modern HR Technology

William Ravenscroft
Senior Vice President, Head of Sales
Adecco Staffing

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?

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