Featured Speakers

Leading Edge Consortium 2021

LEC 2021

Featured Speakers

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Mr. Bob Lockett
Chief Diversity and Talent Officer,


Dr. Karen B. Paul
Director of Executive Planning and Development,

Ms. Samantha Guerre
Global Talent and Testing Specialist,


Dr. Mike Benson
VP, Talent & Organizational Capabilities
General Mills



Dr. Allan H. Church
Senior VP, Global Talent Mgmt
PepsiCo, Inc.


Dr. Gordon Curphy
Managing Partner, 
Curphy Leadership Solutions



Dr. Alexis Fink
VP, People Analytics and Workforce Strategy,



Dr. David V. Day
Professor/Academic Director,
Kravis Leadership Insitute,
Claremont McKenna College


Dr. Laura K. Mattimore
Senior Vice President,
Human Resources and Global Talent,
Procter & Gamble


Dr. David B. Peterson
Chief Catalyst and Transformation Officer,
7 Paths Forward, LLC

Dr. Karishma Patel Buford
Chief People Officer


Dr. Jennifer J. Deal
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Effective Organizations, USC


Dr. Alec Levenson
Senior Research Scientist, 
Center for Effective Organizations, USC



Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson
Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership & Information Analytics, University of Colorado-Boulder


Dr. Adam Gordon
Faculty, AU Arhaus BSS Business School,



Dr. Jay Conger
Henry R. Kravis Chaired
Professor of Leadership Studies,
Claremont McKenna College




Dr. Michael Arena
VP of Talent & Development
Amazon Web Services



Dr. Kalifa Oliver
Head of Behavioral Science and Architecture for Integrated Talent at Stanley Black and Decker