April 11, 2019
Tony SegretoUltimate Software, Liaison-Special Projects
Tony Segreto serves as Ultimate Software's liaison for special projects. In that role, he moderates events, expertly disseminates UltiPro information via videos, and evangelizes Ultimate's products and services to a wide audience. Previously, Tony spent 40 years as one of the most experienced and trusted anchors on South Florida television. He joined WTVJ in 1968 as an intern. During his tenure, he worked as a photographer, producer, reporter, and anchor for both sports and news. During his career, Mr. Segreto covered more than 20 Super Bowls, 2 Olympics, World Series, Stanley Cups, NBA finals, and National Championships. He has also interviewed two sitting presidents and political leaders from around the country. In 1995, he was honored by the South Florida chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle Award, recognizing more than 25 years of excellence in broadcast journalism.
Jason BargerStep Back Leadership Consulting LLC, Founder
Jason Barger is the author of the new book Thermostat Cultures and is committed to engaging the hearts and minds of people. He delivers more than 70 speeches annually all over the world and is a dynamic storyteller. His books have been celebrated by The New York Times and other global media and, as founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works as a collaborative partner with teams and organizations to develop compelling leaders, engaging cultures, and clarity of mission/vision and values. Prior to writing, speaking, and consulting, Jason led over 1,700 people to build 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty and developed a program to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, OH. Jason is passionate about developing 21st-century leaders as cultural ambassadors for the teams and organizations they serve. You can follow him on Twitter @JasonVBarger, connect on LinkedIn, and learn more at www.JasonVBarger.com
Jason YoungLeadSmart, Inc., President
Jason Young has been called a “rare breed” when it comes to developing leaders and customer service initiatives. As a former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, Young learned the value of a successful workplace culture. During his ten years with the airline consistently rated #1 in customer service and employee satisfaction, he was a key driver in creating and developing the company’s innovative training programs that led to its world-renowned leadership and customer service culture. Driven by the need to extend his unique insight in leadership development to others outside Southwest, Young separated from the pack in 1998 to launch his own consulting practice specializing in leadership, customer service, and team building. Today, as president of LeadSmart, Inc., Young shares his vision in developing successful corporate cultures and workplace environments with forward-thinking companies, including Starbucks, Radio Shack, Coca Cola, and Tyson Foods, to name just a few. He has even returned to his old turf—Southwest Airlines—to extend his knowledge as a corporate training consultant in leadership development area once again. He shares his philosophy on creating high performance cultures in his book Culturetopia: The Ultimate High Performance Workplace.
Kelly PrestonOgletree Deakins, Associate
Ms. Preston defends employers in all phases of employment law litigation in state and federal court involving Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, and Chapters 21 and 451 of the Texas Labor Code. Additionally, Ms. Preston represents employers in all aspects of mediation, arbitration, and settlement negotiations, and in federal and state agency proceedings, including charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission-Civil Rights Division, unemployment claims before the Texas Workforce Commission, and wage and hour investigations by the Department Of Labor.
Raven ApplebaumOgletree Deakins, Of Counsel
Raven Applebaum is a Board Certified attorney offering 10 years of experience as in-house and outside counsel with a targeted emphasis in employment law. Throughout her career, Ms. Applebaum has provided human resource and employment law guidance on complex employment law issues to employers of every size, from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 businesses She has a wide range of experience in federal, state and local employment regulations. She has developed strategies, counseled and trained employers to effectively manage risks regarding EEO, NLRB, Wage and Hour, OFCCP, and OSHA claims. Ms. Applebaum has been engaged in full complement of legal activities, including preparation and enforcement of employment agreements, DOL audits, internal complaints and investigations, responses to EEOC Charges of Discrimination, mediation, arbitration and litigation. She also represents parties in non-competition, non-solicitation, and other restrictive covenant matters, and has defended against allegations of competitor-related employee raiding claims.
William TincupRecruitingDaily, President
At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, & consultant. He’s written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 300 HR & recruiting conferences and he’s conducted over 1200 HR podcasts & webinars. William serves on the Board of Advisors for Rolebot, Gustav, Frrole, TechScreen, altru, bhired, Brazen, hirepool, Talentegy, Talent Ninja, Engagedly, Echovate, VibeCatch, Continu, Hyphen, Happie, Causecast, Work4, Talent Tech Labs, and SmartRecruiters. He was previously an advisor to RolePoint (sold to Jobvite Q4 2018), PeopleMatter (sold to Snag Q2 2016), Good.co (sold to StepStone Q1 2016) Smarterer (sold to Pluralsight Q4 2014) and a board member of Chequed (merged to create OutMatch Q3 2015). William is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.