Dan Bigman
Chief Content Officer, Chief Executive Group

Dan is editor of Chief Executive and Corporate Board Member magazines and oversees content development across all CEG platforms. Prior to joining CEG in 2017, he was managing editor of Forbes and the first Business Editor of, where he co-founded the popular NYT Dealbook franchise in 2001. He has a BFA from Emerson College, Boston.


Coach Dana Cavalea
Author, Habits of a Champion: Nobody Becomes a Champion by Accident
Former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance, New York Yankees

Coach Dana Cavalea is a High Performance & Executive Leadership Coach. He is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. Coach led the New York Yankees to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award, given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball, as voted by his peers.

Throughout his career, Coach Dana has had the opportunity to train and coach the greats that include Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and many others. As he worked with these great athletes, he saw a need for this type of coaching in the Business/Corporate and Finance worlds. In addition to working with high-level Athletes, Coaches, CEOs and Executives, he is an International Speaker and Consultant helping corporate work forces, Sports Teams, Universities and Organizations to optimize their overall performance through his 5-Drivers of Performance framework.

Coach works with high performers, traders, private equity leaders, executives and teams who are looking to get an edge and intermediate the world of sports in terms of mindset / preparation. He is also the Author of “Habits of a Champion: Nobody Becomes a Champion by Accident”

Championship Habits: The True Secrets of a Team that Wins with Consistency

Championship teams do not just show up, they train for the results they desire. Alignment towards a common mission, vision and goal(s) is key to success in a team-based environment. In this presentation, Coach will share proven standards that lead to winning from the sports field to the boardroom. Learn how to lead your organization in a way that leaves all employees feeling connected, empowered and ready to run through a wall for each other and the team goal.

Sanford Climan
President and CEO, Entertainment Media Ventures
Former Advisory Committee to the Director of the CDC

Sanford R. (Sandy) Climan is President of Entertainment Media Ventures, Inc. Founded in 1999 by Mr. Climan, EMV is active in media investment and strategic advisory work, with a particular focus on innovative technologies and entities currently impacting the traditional boundaries of business, media, and entertainment. He is an investor, producer and considered a media visionary.

Throughout his career, Mr. Climan has held senior management positions in the media and entertainment industry. Mr. Climan served as Corporate Executive Vice and President of Worldwide Business Development of Universal Studios, where Mr. Climan oversaw corporate international strategy, strategic marketing and five studio operating divisions with $1.4 billion in revenue.

Mr. Climan was the founding head of CAA’s corporate practice, working with global companies including Sony Corporation on its acquisition of Columbia Pictures, Matsushita Electric on its acquisition of MCA/Universal, Credit Lyonnais on its restructuring of MGM, Coca-Cola, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, Pacific Telesis and other Fortune 500 Companies. Additionally, while at CAA, Mr. Climan was part of the senior management team for 12 years, representing talent including Robert De Niro, Robert Redford, Kevin Costner, Danny DeVito, and Michael Mann, as well as many prominent film and television production companies.

Notable achievements include: Executive Producer of the first digital live-action 3D motion picture, “U2 3D” and Producer of “The Aviator,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, for which Mr. Climan was awarded a British Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Mr. Climan has served as a bridge between Silicon Valley and Hollywood since the mid-1990s, and has been an active venture investor, board member, and senior advisor to numerous entrepreneurial companies in media, technology, fintech, and healthcare.

Mr. Climan serves on several charitable boards, including The American Cinematheque, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, and the UCLA Longevity Center of the Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior. From 2008-2012, Mr. Climan served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For over twenty years, Mr. Climan served on the board of The Fulfillment Fund, the leading organization for mentoring at-risk public high school students in Los Angeles. Mr. Climan also serves as an advisor on entertainment and media to the World Economic Forum and its Annual Gathering in Davos, Switzerland, as a member of the Reuters Editorial Advisory Board, and as a member of the Advisory Board to the Yale CEO Leadership Institute of the Yale School of Management.

Mr. Climan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College.

Navigating the Workforce Implications of Covid-19

Every business leader is struggling with how to conduct business safely during the global coronavirus pandemic. When will it end? Will it come back? How is it really transmitted? What about a vaccine? What is the best way to keep my workers safe? What are the psychological effects of Covid-19 on employees? In this exclusive, candid conversation we’ll bridge the gap between public health and business, helping you sharpen your focus on worker health and create a workforce environment with less stress, better engagement and sustained performance for the future.

Doug Conant
Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership

Doug is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times best-selling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and one of the 100 Most Influential Authors in the World. A devoted leadership practitioner and teacher, Doug’s 45-year career has been defined by achieving high performance through an intentional commitment to studying, practicing, improving, and spreading the tenets of “leadership that works.”

He is Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, former President of Nabisco Foods, and former Chairman of Avon Products. He has also served on multiple corporate boards including AmerisourceBergen and RHR International. He began his career in marketing at General Mills and held leadership positions in marketing and strategy at Kraft.

Doug is also Chairman of CECP—Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, and proudly serves on the boards of The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, the National Organization on Disability, the Partnership for Public Service, and Hope College. Previously, he was Chairman of The Conference Board, Chairman of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Chairman of Enactus.

His new book, Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights, is available now. He is also the New York Times bestselling co-author with Mette Norgaard of TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments. Doug is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and served as the Chairman of Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute for five years. He is an instructor of leadership at the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute and teaches many of the concepts advanced in The Blueprint to seasoned and aspiring leaders in his signature leadership development “Boot Camp” course at ConantLeadership.

Conant was named a Trust Across America Top Thought Leader in Trust each year from 2014-17, and in 2018 became a Top Thought Leader in Trust Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. He has also been named a Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc. Magazine; a Top 100 Most Influential Author in the World; a Top 30 Leadership Professional by Global Gurus; a Leader to Watch by the American Management Association (AMA); a Top 50 Leadership Innovator Changing How We Lead; and a Top 75 Human Business Champion.

Finally, he is the ever-so-proud husband of Leigh and father to their three remarkable children. Find him at and on Twitter @DougConant.

Job One: Building A World-Class Team to Transform Your Business

The number one reason transformation initiatives fail? In the parlance of Jim Collins, it’s having the wrong people on the bus and having them in the wrong seats. No one knows that better—or has mastered it more fully—than Doug Conant, the legendary CEO who turned around failing Campbell’s Soup Company. He’ll share how he attracted more than 150 blue chip executives to join him in moribund Camden, NJ, by understanding and unleashing their real passions and ambitions. He’ll help you reshape how you think about positioning your company to compete for talent, how you win over for the best and brightest to your cause—and how you can lead change that lasts. As he says, “if we could do it at Campbell’s, anyone can do it.” He’ll show you how.

Marshall Cooper
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Group

Marshall is CEO of Chief Executive Group.  He has been successfully turning around and building companies for almost 20 years. Marshall previously worked for KKR’s media roll-up (Primedia) and The New York Times Co. and served as a White House aide from 1989-1991. Marshall earned a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Patriots in Business Awards Ceremony
Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the winners of Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership’s 3rd annual Patriots in Business awards.


Wayne Cooper
Chairman, Chief Executive Group; Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Network

Wayne is chairman of Chief Executive Group. He has been an entrepreneur since 1995 and successfully built multiple high-growth businesses. Wayne was previously a management consultant with Bain & Company and Monitor Company in Boston, London, Milan and Los Angeles. Wayne has an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Stanford University.

A New Pay Paradigm: Considerations in Response to Market Changes

Drawing from Chief Executive’s exclusive research on compensation data from more than 1,600 private companies, we’ll share the key trends and takeaways on 2020 CEO and senior executive compensation and how companies are making adjustments in the wake of Covid-19. You’ll gain valuable insights to benchmark your company’s compensation practices versus those of comparable companies. Improve your ability to compensate confidently, strategically and competitively to attract and retain the best executive talent.

Stephen M.R. Covey
Author, The SPEED of Trust; Co-founder, CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice

Stephen M. R. Covey is a cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust, a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver. He and business partner Greg Link also coauthored Smart Trust: The Defining Skill That Transforms Managers Into Leaders, which shares enlightening principles and anecdotes of people and organizations that are achieving unprecedented success from high-trust relationships and cultures. Stephen advocates that the ability to establish, grow, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the critical leadership competency of the new global economy. He passionately delivers this message and is dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to reap the dividends of high trust throughout the world. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his informed, practical approach to real-time issues that affect their immediate and long-term performance.

He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. A Harvard MBA, he joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer and later became National Sales Manager and then President & CEO.

Under Covey’s direction, the company grew rapidly and profitably, achieving Inc. 500 status. As President & CEO, he nearly doubled revenues to over $110 million while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, both customer and employee trust reached new highs and the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries. This greatly increased the value of the brand and company. The company was valued at only $2.4 million when Covey was named CEO, and, within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Over the years, Covey has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO.

Covey currently serves on the board/advisory board of several entities, including the Human Performance Institute—the leader in energy management technology—where he serves as Advisory Board Chairman.

Covey resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

The Role of Trust in Driving Organizational Performance

There’s nothing more impactful on people, their work, and their performance, than trust—particularly in a time of crisis or change. Learn how you can identify and close trust gaps that exist in your organization so you can better manage change and lead high-performing teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative, and engaged.

Jim Craig
1980 U.S. Men’s Hockey Olympic Gold Medalist; CEO, Gold Medal Strategies;
Author, Gold Medal Strategies and We Win!

Jim Craig has been called the backbone of a team that accomplished one of the most extraordinary and memorable sports victories of all time. He went on to play professionally and transitioned to tremendous and ongoing success in the business world.

Jim is in demand from coast to coast and internationally as a motivational speaker, spokesperson, marketing and sales strategist, and master storyteller. He is president of Gold Medal Strategies, a Boston-area based promotions and marketing firm that also manages and represents Jim and his appearance business. Over the past 25 years, Jim has inspired, instructed, and provided strategic and winning direction for employees and associates from more than 300 organizations, including Allianz, Ameriprise, Bayer Corporation, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Coca-Cola, Dunkin’ Donuts, Evergreen Financial, GE, Gore Medical, John Hancock, Merrill Lynch, Monsanto, Next Financial, Pepsi, Time Inc., Walt Disney, Welch’s, and other companies that hold some of the world’s most recognized brands.

An All-American goalie at Boston University and standout for the Terriers’ 1978 NCAA championship squad, Jim was selected as the starting goaltender for the U.S. 1980 Olympic hockey team. At the Lake Placid games his performance was phenomenal. Indispensable to Team U.S.A.’s epic – what some have called miraculous – upset of the Soviet Union was the play of Jim Craig. In the game against the Soviets, the Americans were outshot 42-16, but Jim made 39 saves, many of the spectacular variety, and his teammates scored four times. Two days later, against Finland, Jim was again superb, and the Yanks won, 4-2, to take Olympic gold.

How incredible was the victory over the Soviets? Consider that as the 20th century came to a close, most major media sports polls selected what happened two decades prior in Lake Placid, as the number one sports episode of the previous 100 years.

“It may just be the single most indelible moment in all of U.S. sports history,” said Sports Illustrated of Team USA’s win over the Soviet Union. “One that sent an entire nation into frenzy.”

Following the Olympic Games, Jim Craig played in the NHL where he started for the Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota North Stars. While in net for the North Stars, Jim sustained an injury that ended his professional hockey career. Jim is enshrined in the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame, the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, the United State Hockey Hall of Fame, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

When Jim retired from pro hockey, he pursued a marketing and sales career with the same passion, focus, work ethic, and dedication that he put forth on the ice. He signed on as marketing and sales consultant for Valassis Inserts, owned by Australian media magnate Kerry Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings and the largest freestanding newspaper insert company in the U.S. While with Valassis Inserts and later Valassis Communications (also owned by Consolidated Press Holdings), Jim took an operating unit that had $300,000 in annual sales and over a 10 year period built it to unit that did $50 million in annual sales, the top sales-producing division of the corporation. During these years, Jim received “Salesman of the Year” awards from the Marketing Corporation of America and Valassis Communications.

Jim left Valassis in 2005 to become the top salesman of Hat Trick Group, a company that creates and produces promotions, incentive marketing, and custom premium programs and products. Under his stewardship and guidance, Hat Trick Group developed new products and services and increased annual dollar sales by 80 percent and its number of clients by 30 percent.

In 2007, Jim directed his competitive zeal and devotion to innovation and teamwork to the launch and operation of Gold Medal Strategies. Still in its infancy, the firm has as growing roster of highly satisfied clients all receiving premium value and competitive advantage.

Jim has volunteered for several years as a youth hockey coach and contributes to and supports many philanthropic organizations and causes, including taking to the ice with the Boston Bruins Alumni to play in benefit games.

Jim and his wife, Sharlene (Charlie), have been married for 20 years. They have a son and daughter, both of whom are talented hockey players, neither of whom play goalie.

Making Miracles: Lessons from the Inside the Locker Room of the Greatest Sports Team of All Time

When Coach Herb Brooks began building the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, he said, “I’m not looking for the best players – I’m looking for the right ones.” Herb understood the importance of recruiting over hiring, and invested the appropriate time, research and energy into ensuring he had the right players on his roster. A team is truly the sum of its parts, and is only as strong as its weakest player. Herb’s meticulous recruiting paid off, as is evidenced by the inspiring victory by one of the greatest underdog teams in Olympic history. Through this session, learn best practices from the ‘Miracle’ team’s goalie himself on how to carefully qualify everyone you attach to your business, to recruit only the type of players who will best serve your team, and how to uncover your captain and team leader as you create the future for your teams and thereby your companies. Jim will share stories of adversity and how his team was able to overcome unanticipated obstacles, outlining strategies they implemented as they developed into a group of leaders, and providing you with the framework to develop yourself and your own teams through a focus on teamwork and positive mentality.

Anthony Felice
Chief Executive Officer, Drexel Hamilton 

Anthony (Tony) Felice became one of the Managing Partners as part of Drexel Hamilton’s transition to Service-Disabled Veteran management. He has been with the firm since 2015, working primarily in the firm’s equity department.

Prior to joining Drexel Hamilton, Felice was in-house counsel for a boutique investment bank and held various positions at the firm’s private equity parent company. Preceding his work at financial firms, Felice was a practicing attorney in the corporate, securities and tax areas.

Felice is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY where he was a 4-year Letterman and team captain on Army’s NCAA Division I Ice Hockey team. After graduating from West Point, he became an officer in the United States Army deploying overseas to Panama, Macedonia and Kosovo. He holds a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law and is a member of the State of Florida and District of Columbia Bars. Felice holds Series 7, 24, & 63 FINRA Licenses.

Patriots in Business Award Ceremony

Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the winners of Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership’s 3rd annual Patriots in Business awards.

Major General (Ret.) Malcolm Frost
Faculty, Thayer Leadership;
Retired, U.S. Army, Former Director (Chief) of Public Affairs

Expertise: Leader development, change management, strategic communications, operational planning, risk management, organizational development, team building, media relations, crisis communications and keynote speaking.

Experience: Malcolm graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988. Throughout his 31-year career, Malcolm served in numerous strategic and operational leadership, command, and operations director positions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Currently, MG (ret.) Frost serves on the faculty at Thayer Leadership.

Malcolm led the Army’s initial entry training enterprise responsible for annually transforming 130K civilian volunteers into soldiers who are disciplined, fit, skilled, and imbued with values. He served as the Director (Chief) of Public Affairs where he developed and led all strategic communications plans and roll-outs, national media relations, and community engagement for the Army. As Deputy Director for Operations, he led planning and operations of the U.S. Dept. of Defense National Military Command Center performing worldwide monitoring, crisis action, and strategic nuclear and current operational watch functions for our nation’s leaders. As Director of Operations, U.S. Army Pacific, he led operations, training, planning, and exercise development in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Malcolm has deployed to combat several times in a variety of leadership and command positions. He deployed to Bosnia-Hercegovina as a company commander in 1995. He deployed twice to Iraq as commander of an 800-soldier Cavalry Squadron operating in Tal Afar during the Surge in 2006-7, and commander of a 5K soldier Stryker Brigade Combat Team operating in Diyala, Salah ad Din, and Kirkuk provinces in 2010-11. Additionally, he deployed as director of operations of a 4K soldier airborne brigade task force in Afghanistan in 2002-3.

Scholarly Work/Publications/Awards: Malcolm’s September 14, 2010, Washington Times OpEd, “FROST: From combat to new dawn in Iraq” related the challenges of transition from combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom to advise and assist operations during Operation New Dawn. His April, 2018 Association of the U.S. Army Magazine, “Back to the Basics with Pride and Discipline” article discussed the complete overhaul of Basic Combat Training (boot camp) in the Army. He has numerous military awards to include two Distinguished Service medals, three Bronze Star Medals, the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal for valor, and Combat Infantryman Badge for combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also earned the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for reconstruction, civic and humanitarian achievements while serving in Iraq.

Education: MA, Strategic Studies including the National Security Policy Program, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA MA, Human Resources Development, Webster University, Kansas City, KS BS, Human Resources Management, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Personal: Malcolm and his spouse, Major General Patricia Frost, U.S. Army Retired and former Thayer Leadership faculty member, have served and commanded together for 20 years including combat at the same time while achieving work-life balance raising their teenage daughter.

How to Build Leaders Who Are More Than Managers in a Time of Chaos

There are clear differences between a manager and a leader. A manager asks “what”, plans short-term, organizes people, and works the present. A leader asks “why”, plans long-term, aligns people and looks into the future.

Learn how to turn your high-potential employees into more than just future managers. Implement talent development programs that will build them into strong leaders to grow the future of your organization and arm them with the ability to lead through chaotic times.

Brock Herr
Vice President, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Brock currently serves as Vice President & Counsel, Business Development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), leading the domestic business development team and providing strategic counsel. In addition to developing and maintaining partnerships with businesses and community organizations, local officials, consultants and utility partners, Herr facilitates the delivery of IEDC services and programs, including traditional incentives, the Regional Business Development Sales Trip, Venture Capital Investment (VCI), Indiana Angel Fund (IANF) and Infrastructure & Redevelopment programs. Prior to becoming Vice President, Brock served the IEDC as Director of Account Management & Counsel, leading the IEDC’s Account Management and Compliance teams.

Prior to his arrival at IEDC, Brock most recently was Counsel & IP Clearances Executive at CMG Worldwide, Inc. During his time there, Herr oversaw the development and implementation of intellectual property portfolio management and monetization strategies for stakeholders, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Lou Gehrig Society and Purdue Research Foundation.

In addition to his responsibilities at the IEDC, Brock has been active in a variety of community activities, including sitting on the Conexus Logistics Council and serving as a volunteer youth sports coach. Herr earned dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and International Affairs from The University of Dayton, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Engaging a Diverse and Collective Workforce to Drive Outcomes

Tom Karinshak
Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Experience Officer, Comcast Cable

Tom Karinshak serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer for Comcast Cable. In this role, he oversees all of the company’s customer experience operations, including Comcast’s Net Promoter System (NPS) functions, to ensure we are delivering a simple, consistent and excellent customer service experience each and every time. As part of his role, he leads all call center operations including phone, chat and social media agents, focusing our digital and technical teams on implementing innovative and new technologies to meet and exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.

Tom joined Comcast in 2010 and has more than 25 years of leadership experience with multi-service providers and leading consumer brands. Before joining Comcast, Tom served as Managing Director and Customer Experience Director for Barclay’s Bank of Delaware, where he designed and built a top talent customer experience, marketing, and operations organization. Prior to Barclays, Tom was at AOL, where he held a variety of senior leadership roles across the marketing and operations departments.

He also served on active duty with the U.S. Army for over six years as a Combat Engineer Captain. Tom holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Outside of work, service to the community and to supporting fellow veterans and their families remain a priority for Tom. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Peirce College in Philadelphia, an institution dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals who might not otherwise have access to higher education; and as the Secretary of the Board for Cancer Care Connection in Delaware, an organization helping families navigate the path forward after diagnosis. Tom is also a founding member and executive champion of the Veteran’s Network at Comcast. In 2018, Tom was honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal with the Veteran of Influence Award for serving our country and now making a difference in the business community.

Patriots in Business Award Ceremony

Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the winners of Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership’s 3rd annual Patriots in Business awards.

Eva Majercsik
Chief People Officer, Genesys

Eva Majercsik is chief people officer at Genesys. She leads all global programs designed to support and enhance the people experience at Genesys. In her role, Eva oversees organizational and leadership initiatives, culture and engagement, total rewards and talent acquisition, retention and development.

Eva brings more than 25 years of professional experience in human resources, services and sales, and is a firm believer that diverse and inclusive teams are fundamental drivers of innovation. She is passionate about providing strategic and organizational direction to allow employees to flourish and is known for balancing vision with operational excellence.

Prior to joining Genesys, Eva was global head of HR, 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, at HP Inc., after serving as the company’s regional head of HR for the Americas Region. Previously, she was the Global Director of HR, Cloud and Enterprise, at Microsoft. Earlier in her career, Eva worked more than 20 years at IBM, where she held several roles in the Global Services organization before joining the HR function.

Eva serves on the board of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in STEM. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Lima and is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Hungarian.

Engaging a Diverse and Collective Workforce to Drive Outcomes

Tad McIntosh
Founder and President

Tad McIntosh is a seasoned leader in the Human Capital industry including executive search, recruiting, and HR solutions. He is the founder and President of HumCap, a comprehensive, world class provider helping growing companies to win the war for talent while living the Golden Rule. He and his team have been designing and providing customized solutions for thousands of clients since 2001.

Under his leadership and direction, HumCap has been recognized numerous times. HumCap and Tad’s Awards include The Dallas Business Journal Most Admired CEO Award, The Merve Tarde Character in service award, The DFW Ethics in Business award, The 2015 Tech Titans Award, a multiyear DFW Best Place to Work awardee, The Dallas 100 Award, North Texas Healthiest employer, The Communities Foundation North Star Award, and The Inc. 500/5000 Award seven Times. HumCap is also a veteran-owned business certified with both the NaVOBA and the NVBDC.

Prior to founding HumCap, Tad was The Chief Talent Officer at Broadband Gateways in Plano, Texas. Broadband Gateways was a fast growth Venture Capital backed company that was acquired by Uniden. Prior to Broadband Gateways, He spent 5 years the Sales Director of Source Services Engineering Services division. At Source Services, Tad’s clients were fast growth technology firms that needed customized solutions to attract and retain the best and brightest employees so their businesses would succeed in the competitive landscape

Tad also was the commander for recruiting for the US Army in Atlanta, GA. His other Army assignments include The US Honor Guard in Washington DC, and Second Infantry Division in South Korea. Tad finished his active duty service as a Captain and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM). Tad earned the coveted Army Airborne, Ranger, and Air Assault Qualifications.

Tad holds a BS in Engineering from West Point and a Master of Science from CMU. He and his wife Pam have three sons. Tad is committed to and involved with leadership positions with numerous philanthropic and community organizations including Tech Titans of Texas Board, The Communities Foundation for Texas, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, The Army Scholarship Fund, Scouts BSA, The West Point Society of North Texas, The Bill Glass Prison Ministry team, and the John Tolson Ministries. Tad enjoys participating in hiking, cycling, running, and triathlons with his family. Tad successfully completed the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships and multiple Boston Marathons.

Patriots in Business Award Ceremony

Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the winners of Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership’s 3rd annual Patriots in Business awards.

Melanie Nolen
Research Editor, Chief Executive Group
A New Pay Paradigm: Considerations in Response to Market Changes

Today, all over the country, CEOs, people managers and co-workers are trying to have difficult conversations about race, as we all try to get comfortable with being uncomfortable with painful, divisive issues. But there is one conversation all organizations should be having: Why, after decades of vigorous, evidence-based diversity efforts, are we not getting the results we want? Why are we failing? Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, will discuss the vital, but delicate responsibilities of today’s CEOs: rooting out bias in the workplace, standing with people and groups who are casually excluded from opportunities, and leading with inclusion—not just diversity.

Tracy Reinhold
Chief Security Officer, Everbridge

Tracy Reinhold is Chief Security Officer at Everbridge. He is responsible for advancing Everbridge’s enterprise-level security strategy, as well as working closely with customers and partners to optimize their organizational approach to managing and responding to critical events.

Reinhold has served in executive leadership roles in security and incident management for some of the world’s largest brands. As Chief Security Officer at Fannie Mae, a leader in mortgage financing with more than $3 trillion in assets, Reinhold was responsible for designing and managing the company’s enterprise resilience strategy. He established a robust enterprise response model that enabled senior leaders to respond to security and business disruptions in an efficient and consistent manner. His leadership was instrumental to ensuring the safety and security of all employees, contractors and visitors at locations nationwide, and successfully protecting company assets including over 3 million square feet of office space.

Prior to Fannie Mae, Reinhold served as Vice President of Global Investigations at Walmart. He had been recruited by the retail giant to investigate and protect company interests related to compliance and ethics concerns across its global portfolio. In less than three years, he created and led a team of global investigators in the United States, Asia, Africa, South America and the United Kingdom.

Prior to his commercial roles in security, Reinhold served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for twenty-two years. During this time, he was a member of the Senior Executive Service, served as Associate Executive Assistant Director for National Security, and led the FBI’s intelligence division. Reinhold is a frequent speaker across the industry on topics including “Improving Organizational Resilience Through Enhanced Security Practices” and “The Changing Role of the CSO in Today’s Corporate Landscape.”

Preparing for the Next Crisis: Keeping Employees Safe and Engaged

Dan Rice
Co-Founder and President, Thayer Leadership at West Point

Dan is the President of Thayer Leadership and a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 2010, Dan co-founded Thayer Leadership along with four other West Point graduates with the mission of bringing the world to West Point and bringing West Point leadership to the world. Over the past 10 years, Thayer has grown steadily, becoming one of the Top 40 leader development companies in the world. As a lifelong learner, he has earned 3 Masters degrees and recently completed his Doctoral classes.

He is a graduate of Airborne, Ranger, and Jungle Schools; and served two combat tours in the Middle East. After completing his Army commitment, Dan entered the private sector where he served as Chief Marketing Officer for a $500 million medical device manufacturer; Managing Director of a $10 billion investment firm; Co-Founder of a private equity firm in Iraq, and Co-Founder of a solar hybrid company in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Dan voluntarily joined the New York National Guard as an Infantry Captain to deploy to Iraq, where he served for 1-year as a Civil Affairs Officer at Forward Operating Base Danger in Tikrit. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge, and cited by his Commander for “courage on the field of battle.”.

Dan has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Small Wars Journal, and Chief Executive magazine. In 2013, he published and co-authored his first book, West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage, which features 200 of West Point graduates who have helped shape our nation. The book received 3 literary awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association plus an award from the Military Society Writers of America (MSWA). Dan has appeared frequently on various news networks including CNN, FOX News, FOX & Friends, Bloomberg TV, NBC, MSNBC, and The Today Show.

Ed.D., ABD, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education (graduation expected 2021) M.A.Ed., Leadership & Learning, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, 2020 M.S., Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill Graduate School, Northwestern University, 2018 M.B.A., Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 2000 B.S., National Security, United States Military Academy, 1988

Patriots in Business Award Ceremony
Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the winners of Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership’s 3rd annual Patriots in Business awards.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
President and CEO
SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day.

As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today.

Mr. Taylor’s career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He is a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and was appointed by President Donald Trump as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He serves on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America’s Graduates and the American Red Cross. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

Why Is Workplace Diversity Failing?

Today, all over the country, CEOs, people managers and co-workers are trying to have difficult conversations about race, as we all try to get comfortable with being uncomfortable with painful, divisive issues. But there is one conversation all organizations should be having: Why, after decades of vigorous, evidence-based diversity efforts, are we not getting the results we want? Why are we failing? Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, will discuss the vital, but delicate responsibilities of today’s CEOs: rooting out bias in the workplace, standing with people and groups who are casually excluded from opportunities, and leading with inclusion—not just diversity.

Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michelle A. Williams, SM ’88, ScD ’91, is Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, a joint faculty appointment at the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Kennedy School. She is an internationally renowned epidemiologist and public health scientist, an award-winning educator, and a widely recognized academic leader. Prior to becoming Dean, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School and Program Leader of the Population Health and Health Disparities Research Programs at Harvard’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Center. Dean Williams previously had a distinguished career at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Her scientific work places special emphasis in the areas of reproductive, perinatal, pediatric, and molecular epidemiology. Dean Williams has published over 450 scientific articles. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016. The Dean has a master’s in civil engineering from Tufts University and master’s and doctoral degrees in epidemiology from the Harvard Chan School.

Navigating the Workforce Implications of Covid-19

Every business leader is struggling with how to conduct business safely during the global coronavirus pandemic. When will it end? Will it come back? How is it really transmitted? What about a vaccine? What is the best way to keep my workers safe? What are the psychological effects of Covid-19 on employees? In this exclusive, candid conversation we’ll bridge the gap between public health and business, helping you sharpen your focus on worker health and create a workforce environment with less stress, better engagement and sustained performance for the future.

Jamie Tassa
Publisher, Corporate Board Member; Director of Events, Chief Executive Group

Jamie is responsible for Corporate Board Member’s portfolio of media, content distribution and event platforms and leads all events under the Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive brands. Previously, Jamie was a managing director at Equilar and served as senior vice president of events for the NYSE’s Governance Services division. Jamie received her BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.