September 26-27, 2018


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2017 Speaker Faculty


John Moore
most recently Senior Vice President & Head of Store Operations
Sears Holdings

George Lichter
Learning Thought Leader & former Special Advisor Learning Ecosystems

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

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

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.”

Kevin Richeson
Chief People Officer
IMPRINT Hospitality

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

Holly Lawson
Head of People & Culture
Pivot Hotels

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

Barbara Wilcox
Chief Human Resources Officer
Holiday Inn Club Vacations

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

Alan Momeyer
Chief Human Resources Officer Emeritus
Loews Corporation

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

Sandy Asch
Best-selling Author & Organizational Resilience Thought Leader

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.”

Gareth Pearce
Managing Director LEAP HR
Hanson Wade

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