Talent Acquisition & Management Forum

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Talent Acquisition & Management Forum

April 28–30, 2019 | Fashion Island Hotel | Newport Beach, CA

Join like-minded Heads of Talent for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • JAMES ALEXANDER (Vistra Energy), Director, Talent & Development
  • ANNA ANDERSON (Capital Group), Vice President, Talent Acquisition
  • MARK AVNET (Wayfair), Global Head of Talent Integration
  • ALISON BRUNSDON (The Lubrizol Corporation), Human Resources Director, Global Talent Management
  • KYRA BURLEY (DoorDash), Recruiter
  • THERESA BURNS (Jazz Pharmaceuticals), Global Head Talent Acquisition
  • STELLAR CHO (DoorDash), Human Resources Program Manager
  • MIKE CIVELLO (Bank of America), Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition
  • TRACY MESTAS COOK (Zayo Group), Vice President, People Operations and Chief of Staff
  • NATALIE DIEHM (Shake Shack), Director, Talent Acquisition
  • JENESSA DISLER (Bell Helicopter), Manager, Culture & People Development
  • ANGELINA FEARN (TD Bank), Senior Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisition
  • ADEEM FENSTER (Advantage Solutions), Senior Vice President, Operations
  • DIANA FERGUSON (OppenheimerFunds), Vice President, Talent Acquisition
  • DEB HALLMARK (CEC Entertainment), Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
  • REBECCA HODGES (MGM Resorts International), Director of Organization Effectiveness
  • RONIKA JANDIAL-GILBERT (Wilton Brands), Vice President, People & Culture
  • GERALD JOHNSON (American Heart Association), Executive Vice President, Health Equity and Chief Diversity Officer
  • KIMBERLY JONES (Servicon Systems, Inc.), Director, Talent Acquisition
  • KAREN KETCHMARK (Pearson), Senior Vice President, Talent
  • RICK KING (West Corporation), Vice President, Talent Acquisition
  • HOLLI KUNZELMAN (Alliance HealthCare Services), Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
  • CHUCK LOTZ (First Citizens Bank), Head of Talent Acquisition
  • DINA MEDEIROS (Blizzard Entertainment), Director, Talent Attraction
  • HARVEY MITCHELL (Dean Foods), Vice President Corporate Human Resources & Talent Management
  • SHELLI NELSON (Madison Industries), Managing Director, Talent Acquisition
  • PAUL NEWMAN (Benjamin Moore & Co.), Head of Talent Acquisition
  • RON ORR (VSP Global), Manager, Talent Acquisition
  • ANDREA PEROSA (The AES Corporation), Director of Global Talent Acquisition
  • DONNY PRZYGODSKI (Levi Strauss & Co.), Head of Global Talent Management
  • CHERYL PETERSEN (Arup), Head of Talent Acquisition
  • KRISTEN REESE-MAGNI (Bozzuto), Vice President, Talent & Culture
  • SEAN REHDER (Universal Music Group), Director, Recruiting Operations
  • SUZANNE RUMSEY (TiVO Corporation), Head of Global Talent Management & Internal Communications
  • JAMY SALAZAR (DJO), Vice President, Talent Management & Acquisition
  • MANUELA SALIBA (Nutrien), Manager, Strategic Talent Delivery
  • JOSE SANZ (Ocwen), Director, Talent Acquisition
  • SCOTT SELL (Mercy), Vice President of Talent Selection & Executive Recruitment
  • AMY SHEEHAN (Hormel Foods), Director of Talent Acquisition
  • JEN SOMMESI (Athletico), Vice President, Talent Acquisition
  • AMY SULLIVAN (Takeda), Global Head of Talent Management & Leadership Development
  • JAMIE VIRAMONTES (Chipotle), Vice President, Talent

Advisory Board

  • ELISA BANNON-JONES (Frontier Communications), Chief Talent Officer
  • ANGELINA FEARN (TD Bank), Senior Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisition
  • BRIAN FISHEL (KeyBank), Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • FELICIA MAYO (Tesla), Head of Diversity & Inclusion & G&A Human Resources
  • KAREN MCDONALD (Zurich North America), Head of Talent Management
  • MELKEYA MCDUFFIE (Waste Management), Vice President, Talent Acquisition

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Topics For Discussion

  • Managing Through The “New Normal” In The Corporate Talent Space
  • Harnessing AI To Remove Bias & Source The Most In-Demand Passive Candidates
  • Using Storytelling To Attract Top Talent & Hire The Right Fit For Your Culture
  • From Pre-Hire To Post-Hire: The Candidate Experience
  • It’s A Marathon, Not A Sprint: Executive Recruiting & Succession Planning

Venue: Fashion Island Hotel

690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

This award-winning venue is less than 6 miles from John Wayne Airport.

General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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  • “My mantra is ‘The right tool for the right people at the right time.’ This conference hit the mark on all those areas.”
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  • “Great blend of shared learnings, some new info and good company.”
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  • “An incredible networking event that connects talented thought leaders with other professionals to share ideas and promote innovation/change.”
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  • “Interactive, engaging – great opportunity to learn from peers!”
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  • “Focused and engaging learning opportunity. The networking continues to be one of the biggest benefits of this type of program.”
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  • “Intimate, high-level conversations.”
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