Dr. Genevieve Rimer
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Senior Director, Inclusive Hiring
Center for Employment Opportunities
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With nearly two decades of professional and lived experience in the reentry field, Dr. Genevieve Rimer leads the Center for Employment Opportunities’ Inclusive Hiring team.  As a keynote speaker and reentry workforce expert, she has trained over 30,000 workforce professionals and human resource experts. Dr. Rimer's customized curriculum, featured on platforms like LinkedIn Learning, reflects her commitment to advancing inclusive and fair employment practices. Holding a doctorate in social work from the University of Southern California, she integrates academic rigor with personal experience to drive positive change and empower professionals in the workforce ecosystem.

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Amelia Nickerson
Chief Executive Officer
First Step Staffing
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Jeff Fromm
Senior Advisor & 5X Author
TFL and Forbes
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Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Jeff Fromm
Senior Advisor & 5X Author
TFL and Forbes
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Steven J. Smith, SHRM-CP
Chief Hiring Expert
ApplicantPro
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Steve will be the first to tell you that recruiting is marketing. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance at Brigham Young University and started his career in recruiting in Feb 2005. In 2008, he took a risk during a recession to help start a new company with Ryan Kohler, called ApplicantPro, a full suite HR platform for small to mid-sized businesses. With 11,000 clients and close to 300 employees, ApplicantPro has made the Inc 5000 list 11 years in a row, Top Places to work in Utah 3 years in a row. ApplicantPro was also named an Indeed Platinum Partner in 2023, one of five companies in the country to receive this designation. Steve is SHRM-CP and PHR certified, and currently volunteers on the Utah SHRM State Council as the immediate past State Executive Director. His book, The Hiring Tree: Laws of Applicant Attraction, was released in early 2023, and has helped thousands of organizations across the country rethink the way they approach hiring. If you need help understanding the principles and role of SEO, marketing, and AI when it comes to attracting job seekers, Steve provides a solid framework for hiring.

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Kathleen Pearson
Global Chief Talent Officer
McDermott Will & Emery
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Kathleen Pearson serves as the Global Chief Talent Officer at McDermott Will & Emery, an elite global law firm with over 3,000 partners and employees. With a career spanning more than two decades in human capital management, Kathleen has dedicated herself to fostering strong, resilient, and diverse teams adept at navigating change and uncertainty. Her strategic leadership encompasses all aspects of people-related functions, including talent acquisition, management, employee relations, training and development, as well as compensation and benefits. Kathleen's passion lies in delivering human-based solutions to human-created challenges, empowering individuals and teams for future success. Her expertise in building teams that adapt, innovate, and thrive has established her as a venerated leader in the legal industry.

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Jess Elmquist
CHRO
Phenom
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Monday, April 15, 2024 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Jess Elmquist
CHRO
Phenom
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Jason Gibson
Management and Program Analyst
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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Jason Gibson is an academically trained futurist with over five-years of foresight experience within the federal government space.  He has designed academic futures research projects for non-profit and government clients and is currently developing foresight projects within the federal human resource management community.  Jason has a passion for building foresight capabilities within organizations and is currently working to expand framework foresight skills within the federal government space based on the Association of Professional Futurists Foresight Competency Model.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, the Army Strategists Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Eric Popiel
Management and Program Analyst
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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Eric Popiel is a 1998 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Prior to being hired by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, he flew Coast Guard missions and instructed pilots in both the HU-25 Falcon Jet and the HC-144 Ocean Sentry. Following his aviation tours, he was assigned to the Emerging Policy Staff under the Deputy Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he managed the Evergreen Program, the Coast Guard's Strategic Foresight Initiative. In this capacity, he utilized various foresight techniques and methods to help the Coast Guard leverage future opportunities, identify emerging threats, and recognize potential blind spots across all 11 statutory missions.

He currently works at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as a Strategic Foresight Analyst and manager of OPM’s Strategic Workforce Foresight Team (SWFT). He is responsible for the long-term futures program that informs federal workforce policy for OPM and assists 24 CFO Act agencies in Strategic Human Capital Management. In addition, he serves as a co-chair of the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI). He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Joint Professional Military Education Level 1 certification, and a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He has attended the University of Houston Foresight Certification Program, and facilitated multiple workshops for Senior Coast Guard leaders, Senior Federal Executives, and foreign countries. He currently provides foresight guidance to multiple federal agencies.

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Michael Bach
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CEO
Future of IDEA, LLC
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Michael Bach is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA). He has worked globally in the IDEA field, including as the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for KPMG International. He is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), CCDI Consulting and Pride at Work Canada.

He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning books Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right and Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work.

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Michael Bach
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CEO
Future of IDEA, LLC
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Michael Bach is a nationally and internationally recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA). He has worked globally in the IDEA field, including as the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer for KPMG International. He is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), CCDI Consulting and Pride at Work Canada.

He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning books Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right and Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm