Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA
CEO
WithIN Leadership
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Jennifer Currence is the CEO of WithIN Leadership in Tampa, Florida, where she delivers customized training and coaching programs for leaders and HR. She created the Leading for RealTM  leadership development program and content architect for SHRM’s People Manager Qualification (PMQ).

Jennifer is regularly published and featured in industry magazines, webinars, and podcasts, and is the author of three HR books on business behavioral competencies.

Jennifer was named Tampa Bay’s HR Consultant of the Year in 2017.  She is a faculty member for SHRM and a professor at the University of Tampa’s award-winning Sykes school of business.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Susan White, SHRM-SCP
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Susan White has a reputation for identifying, developing, coaching, and retaining talent. Her experience includes 30+ years as Senior Vice President & HR Executive at JP Morgan Chase. Susan consults with executives in a variety of industries, government entities and non-profits. Susan earns trust quickly, builds relationships and provides constructive coaching that enables companies to achieve results.

Susan is a SHRM-SCP who earned a B.S. in Business from Indiana University. She has been an adjunct faculty member for the University of Indianapolis.

SESSIONS:
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Ashley T. Brundage
Personal Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
President and CEO
Empowering Differences
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Ashley T. Brundage is the President and CEO of Empowering Differences. While seeking employment at PNC Bank in the United States, she identified openly during the interview process as a woman of transgender experiance and subsequently was hired after facing years of harassment, discrimination, and homelessness. These factors led her to start her second career as a means of survival while doing research on empowerment & differences. She took a role in the bank as a part time teller and then rose to national Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion in less than 5 years. She captured her research as a 4-Step process of empowerment to cultivate change in her new book and online leadership course. Ashley credits her success to those closest to her for providing actionable allyship including her 2 teenage sons, Bryce and Blake. She also volunteers her time serving numerous nonprofit organizations including serving as the vice chair for the national board of directors for GLAAD who works to accelerate acceptance across all forms of media for the LGBTQ+ community.

SESSIONS:
Monday, April 17, 2023 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Rachel Sheerin
Award-Winning Emcee & National Speaker
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Rachel Sheerin is an award-winning keynote speaker and emcee who has been described as “The Brene Brown of Burnout” who energizes and engages audiences with her signature blend of humor and authenticity.

Named Speaker of the Year by NACE, Rachel shares her insights as a professional behavioral analyst to help attendees achieve success they love, building employee retention programs for emerging managers and women leadership for Fortune 500 organizations.

With her viral TEDx talk entitled “How to Burnout and Be Successful”, Rachel serves as emcee-in-residence and go-to motivator for over 400 clients in the Saas, Insurance, Cybersecurity, and Retail/Hospitality space.

You can learn more about Rachel, get resources for burnout and her very cute dog at www.rachelsheerin.com or connect with her on LinkedIn where she posts daily content to help you love your work and your life!

SESSIONS:
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 9:00am to 9:10am
Marielle Smith, SHRM CP
People and Talent Leader, Immediate Past Chair, SHRM NorCal Community
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Marielle Smith is a seasoned People and Talent Leader who specializes in growth-stage technology businesses. Marielle has built and scaled the HR and Talent Acquisition functions at companies like Apigee (acquired by Google), GoodHire (acquired by Checkr), and Narvar. Her professional passions include growing talent management frameworks to scale, building a culture of engagement and accountability in remote and distributed teams, mentoring HR/talent professionals, coaching leaders, and building manager support programs. When she’s not working, you might find Marielle leading volunteer efforts for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), making pottery, skiing, or reading.

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Jarik Conrad
Vice President, Human Insights and Executive Director of the Equity at Work Council
UKG
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Dr. Jarik Conrad, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-CSP, NACD.DC, is vice president of the Human Insights team at UKG, which consists of former HR practitioners, business leaders, and consultants who are distinguished experts in the HCM field and uniquely qualified to help leadership teams reach their organizational goals. With an acute pulse on industry trends, best practices, and technological innovations, Jarik and his team serve as liaisons, trusted advisors, and thought leaders who help to shape HR industry conversations and direction. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at UKG. 

Prior to UKG, Dr. Conrad spent more than 20 years in HR leadership roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. He is a sought-after speaker on employee health and wellness, the future of work, emotional intelligence, and workplace diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEI&B), and has been recognized as one of the world’s top “people practitioners” as well as a “Top HR Influencer.” 
 
Dr. Conrad is the author of the bestselling books, “The Fragile Mind: How it Has Produced and Unwittingly Perpetrates America’s Tragic Disparities,” and, “In Search of Humanity: Why We Fight, How to Stop, and the Role Business Must Play.” 
 
Dr. Conrad, who grew up in public housing in East St. Louis, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a Doctor of Education from the University of North Florida. 
 

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Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE
Best-Selling Author and Speaker
Steve Gilliland, Inc.
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A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he was named one of the Top 10 Motivational Speakers in 2015 by eSpeakers from over 9,000 candidates.

In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by five of his books—Enjoy The Ride, Making a Difference, Hide Your Goat, Detour and The Cherry on Top—perennially making the publisher’s bestseller list and his being named Author of the Year.

SESSIONS:
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE
Best-Selling Author and Speaker
Steve Gilliland, Inc.
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A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he was named one of the Top 10 Motivational Speakers in 2015 by eSpeakers from over 9,000 candidates.

In addition to his brilliant speaking career, Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by five of his books—Enjoy The Ride, Making a Difference, Hide Your Goat, Detour and The Cherry on Top—perennially making the publisher’s bestseller list and his being named Author of the Year.

SESSIONS:
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm