17-18 October, 2017


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Speaker Faculty


Robert Mellwing
Senior Vice President - Really Cool People
Two Roads Hospitality

LEAP: “Rethinking how we inspire, motivate and retain a next generation workforce.”

Ron Phillips
Chief People Officer
Carnival Cruise Line

LEAP: “Rebooting leadership development and making agile leadership a reality today.”

Peggy Rubenzer
Senior Vice President People Resources
Shake Shack

LEAP: “Transforming workforce vitality to build a more engaged hospitality business.”

Mike Yonker
Chief Human Resources Officer
Marriott Vacations Worldwide

LEAP: “Rethinking HR in hospitality to allow us to thrive in a multi-generational workplace.”

Kimo Kippen
Vice President Global Workforce Initiatives

LEAP: “Retooling our people strategies and our value proposition to thrive in a digital industry.”

Holly Lawson
Head of People & Culture
Pivot Hotels

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking to build a remarkable culture of high performance.”

Alan Momeyer
Chief Human Resources Officer Emeritus
Loews Corporation

LEAP: “Rethinking how we structure HR to transform employee and guest experience.”

Barbara Wilcox
Chief Human Resources Officer
Holiday Inn Club Vacations

LEAP: “Creating a hospitality work environment where people feel they belong.”

Kevin Richeson
Chief People Officer
IMPRINT Hospitality

LEAP: “Merging employee and customer needs with the science of talent assessment to transform bottom line impact.”

Milet Lukey
Vice President of People Operations
SH Group

LEAP: “Building a creative people strategy when you start with a blank sheet of paper.”

Greg Smith
most recently Executive Vice President Human Resources
Commune Hotels & Resorts

LEAP: “Rebooting leadership development and rethinking how we find tomorrow’s leaders.”

Amrita Bhalla
MD AB Consulting, and former EVP Human Resources
Oberoi Group

LEAP: “Radically rethinking guest service excellence to exceed the needs of the future customer.”

Marybeth Gray
Senior Strategist - Health & Welfare Benefits Consulting
Trion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency

LEAP: “Helping hospitality leaders rethink employee benefits to transform bottom line impact.”

Rachel Carlson
Founder & CEO
Guild Education

LEAP: “Helping hospitality brands use education as a benefit to transform engagement.”

Susan Bland
Chief Human Resources Officer

LEAP: “Reducing uncertainty and managing immigration risk in a future hospitality industry.” (virtual presentation)

Clio Knowles
Head of Human Resources
Virgin Hotels

LEAP: “Investing in our alumni as a solution to the hospitality talent challenge.”

Gareth Pearce
Managing Director LEAP HR
Hanson Wade

LEAP: “Providing a platform to drive radical change through people.”