- Brian FinkTalent Acquisition Partner, RentPath
- Carol McDanielDirector, Global Talent Acquisition, Delta Air Lines
- Katie CushingFormer, Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Getty Images
With 10+ years of successfully guiding innovators across North America, Brian Fink focuses on building recruiting functions, candidate engagement, organizational transformation, recruiter training, and executive search. As a Senior Technical Recruiter at RentPath, Brian attracts open-source technologists, delivering excellent software that revolutionizes the online rental search industry. As part of this close-knit and small team which solves complex problems in a collaborative and supportive way., Brian’s partners with hiring managers to navigate growth and thrives on finding unfindable talent. In short, Brian enjoys relationships with visionaries who meet challenges head-on and driving talent towards opportunity.
Prior to joining Delta Air Lines as the Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Carol served as the Director of Talent Acquisition with Johns Hopkins Health System, where she oversaw, directed, and managed a team of 10 in the recruitment process for one of the most progressive organizations in the healthcare industry to meet the needs of a demanding pediatric hospital under the Johns Hopkins Health System.
After serving in the United States Air Force for ten years, McDaniel’s experience in the Talent Acquisition Industry began in Olsten Staffing, Lucent Technologies as a corporate recruiter, and she worked for Bernard Hodes Group for 12 years working with organizations to put Talent acquisition strategies in place. Her background combines extensive Human Resource consulting, recruiting, marketing and advertising expertise. With her strong understanding of the many challenges in today’s competitive labor market environment, she is considered a subject matter expert in the employer marketing and branding process. This expertise has proved to play a crucial role in the development of talent management and acquisition strategies. She has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC Night News for her innovative strategies in “Geo-Fencing” and Re-targeting” in the Talent Acquisition arena. Carol sits on the Talent Acquisition Special Expertise Panel for the Society of Human Resource Management as an advisor and contributor to SHRM’s talent initiatives. Carol is a frequent speaker at HR and SHRM events, national programs, and training seminars to focus on the areas of talent acquisition and talent communications.
Katie Bernhart Cushing has spent the last 15 years helping organizations achieve their goals by attracting, evaluating, and acquiring top talent. She’s created effective strategies and programs in consultation with business leaders and has led global teams through periods of transformation and growth. She has guided leaders through the increasingly complex talent marketplace with a pragmatic, transparent, and results-focused approach.
Katie began her career in talent acquisition at Celent, a financial technology research and consulting firm, now part of Oliver Wyman. A love of journalism led her to Jim Cramer’s TheStreet, a digital provider of financial news, and then to AOL, where she focused on talent acquisition for The Huffington Post , TechCrunch, and other AOL editorial businesses. Katie also led the buildout of the digital and creative teams at Weber Shandwick, a Cannes Lions
award-winning digital consumer engagement agency, and has consulted for several New York-based startups, including Warby Parker and Betterment.
Most recently, she served as the Global Head of Talent Acquisition for Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of award-winning still imagery , video , music and multimedia products. At Getty Images, Katie was responsible for setting talent acquisition strategy in support of business-critical initiatives around the world. She led teams through major technology initiatives, built out digital marketing, demand generation, and data science capabilities, and hired top sales and editorial talent around the world.
Katie holds a BA from the University of North Carolina, an MBA from Mercer University, and an MA from New York University.
- Leigh McCluskeySenior Vice President, Talent Acquisition Advisor Group
- Lauren Wolfson LobelDirector of Onboarding, Accenture
- Sharon GloyerGlobal Onboarding Manager, Accenture
Leigh McCluskey is Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Advisor Group, one of the nation’s largest networks of independent financial advisors, serving over 7,000 advisors with $260 billion in client assets. The wealth management firm offers securities and investment advisory services through its subsidiaries FSC Securities Corp., Royal Alliance Associates Inc., SagePoint Financial Inc. and Woodbury Financial Services Inc., as broker/dealers, registered investment advisors and members of FINRA and SIPC.
Leigh joined Advisor Group in September 2016 to establish a Talent Acquisition function and support the building of an HR function as separation from insurance giant AIG concluded. Her work encompassed strategic process design, system implementation, talent brand and platforms, and staffing of a new and growing company. Leigh, her recruiting team, and her HR team have been honored in 2019 by the American Business Awards, HRO Today, and OnConferences. She was named 2019 TA Leader of the year by HRO Today.
Prior to her current role at Advisor Group, she led Talent Acquisition for ServiceMaster (with brands such asTerminix, American Home Shield, and Merry Maids). Leigh began her TA journey at Monsanto where she built a global Talent Acquisition and Diversity infrastructure earning several “Best Places to Work” awards from Forbes and Diversity Inc. Top 50 honors.
Prior to her focus in the talent and human resources space, she worked in biotech and ag chem in engineering positions at Delta and Pine Land Company and Eastman Chemical Company.
Leigh is a graduate of the Leadership America program, a national program for women, and Leadership Mississippi. She earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Her Lean certifications came through executive programs in partnership with the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan. She and her husband built a small business early in her career resulting in her being honored as a state business leader in the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40”.
Lauren Wolfson Lobel
Based on Lauren’s life-long desire to help others find success, she creates meaningful experiences that show employees how to use their innate talents to perform to their best. In all of her careers roles, including her most recent as Global Director of Onboarding at Accenture, she befriends, coaches, champions, teaches, encourages, innovates and transforms.
Since joining Accenture in 2000, Lauren has developed extensive experience designing creative, engaging, personalized programming that meets the needs of people with a diverse mix of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Today, her team delivers award-winning programs for more than 100,000 new hires annually. Lauren and her team partner closely with the business, channeling Accenture’s best innovations and digital resources into empowering an amazing global audience of talented, inspiring, fun people to achieve greatness in all they do. Most recently, Accenture’s dedication to their new hires earned them the 2018 Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best New Hire Onboarding Program.
In addition to her day-to-day role at Accenture, Lauren writes an internal Accenture blog called “Accenture 101,” hosts a quarterly Accenture-wide television show featuring Accenture C-suite leaders and shares Accenture’s Onboarding thought leadership with clients and in external forums. For more information about Lauren, visit her LinkedIn profile or follow her on Instagram @laurenwlobel / Twitter @laurenlobel.
Sharon Gloyer joined Accenture in 2012. After three years consulting with clients to transform their talent & organization programs, she transferred first to the Learning and Talent Development area and then found her current passion and home with the Global HR Onboarding Team. Sharon’s area of focus is driving onboarding innovation and technology for over 100,000 new joiners annually across 50+ countries. Prior to working at Accenture, Sharon gained extensive experience in learning and talent development within the consumer goods, government, management services, education, and legal industries. Sharon has a unique educational blend of a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MEd in Human Resource Development from Xavier University, allowing her to merge the technical and employee sides of talent development seamlessly.
- Shally SteckerlPresident, The Sourcing Institute Foundation
- Heather Tinsley-FixSenior Advisor, Financial Resilience, AARP
- Julia LevyTalent Acquisition Director, Fiserv
Shally Steckerl is President of The Sourcing Institute (TSI), and one of the originators of the talent sourcing discipline. With twenty-one years of recruiting experience, Mr. Steckerl has served as corporate sourcing leader for many Fortune 500 brands, like Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, Cisco, and Motorola, helping them efficiently find unfindable talent. He has advised recruiting leaders at over 300 organizations, like CH2M Hill, GE, Lockheed, and SourceRight, on how to successfully embed key sourcing initiatives into their current efforts, improve the performance of their existing sourcing teams, and establish sourcing functions from the ground up.
Mr. Steckerl is the author of both the industry standard textbook “The Talent Sourcing and Recruitment Handbook” (ISBN 978-1928734796), and his recently published book, “The Sourcing Method” (978-0-9998081-0-8). He has served as Adjunct Faculty at Temple University’s Fox School of Business where he taught the first ever full-credit academic capstone course on recruitment, and also served at Brandman University. He is a regular speaker at HR leadership conferences around the world, and has been featured on NPR and the Wall Street Journal.
Heather Tinsley-Fix is a Senior Advisor at AARP, where she helps drive AARP’s focus on providing members and the 50+ with the tools they need to thrive in today’s work environment. She also focuses on employer engagement on a variety of topics affecting the 50+ worker. With a background in marketing, innovation, and digital project management, Heather works with consumers, external partners, and academics to create educational programs & tools that inspire employers and Americans 50+ to capitalize on the value of experience. Ms. Tinsley-Fix has been with AARP since 2006. Prior to joining AARP, she held various marketing, strategy, and program management positions with the American Psychological Association, MicroStrategy, and the Advisory Board. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Literary Theory, both from the University of Exeter.
Julia is the Director of Talent Acquisition for Fiserv, a financial technology company that enables today’s consumer to move and manage money with ease, speed and convenience. She develops and implements recruiting strategies that align with the company’s operating objectives and long-term strategic growth priorities. She started her career as a recruiter and has a passion for innovation in the recruitment space. When she isn’t problem solving at work, Julia loves travel. She recently checked an item off her travel bucket list earlier this year by seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland.
- Joe D’AntonioManager, Client Accounts, ADP RPO
- David NelsonDirector of Talent Acquisiton, Belle Tire
Joe D’Antonio is a Manager of Client Accounts at ADP RPO, responsible for consulting with clients, developing recruitment strategies and executing those strategy to deliver results. He works closely with recruiters, client relationship managers and operations managers to ensure service delivery, process improvements and contract compliance. He is coach, mentor and trainer to resources that support the account and ensures adequate resources are aligned to support the ebb and flow of hiring demands. Previous to his Account Manager role, Joe served as Manager of Account Solutions whereby he was a strategic internal consultant tasked with identifying potential areas for recruiting, customer service, technology and overall process improvements. He developed strong internal partnerships to transform external partnership experience by proactively identifying gaps and implementing process improvements for clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Retail, Finance, Insurance Consumer Goods, Aerospace, Technology and Manufacturing industries. Joe holds multiple AIRS recruitment certifications.
David is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Belle Tire, a retail tire and automotive service company based in Metro Detroit. He has 10 years of experience in HR/Talent Acquisition in the retail industry and is passionate about infusing customer service into the HR/Talent Acquisition function. David is responsible for developing, executing, and evolving Belle Tire’s Talent Acquisition Strategy and has been instrumental in implementing new tools and strategies to help compete in an increasingly challenging job market and support the company’s growth.