One of the realities and challenges in our businesses today is managing a truly multigenerational workforce. For many reasons, the Millennials are truly different from previous Generation X’ers and their predecessors. They think, act and work in different ways – and are motivated and driven by different factors and values. This reality is and will continue to have significant impacts throughout our businesses – in the ways that we attract, engage and retain this part of our workforce – and how we balance that with the motivators and value drivers for our non-Millennial workforce. Keri Jolly, Stephen Konstans and Jean Lee are executive business leaders who live and breathe this reality every day – and will lead our panel and group discussion by providing insights and experiences of how they and their respective organizations are managing this challenge. In addition to a panel of experts – why not hear it directly from our Millennials themselves?
For this event, we are inviting CEO Trust members and invited guests to bring one Millennial from their respective organization to the session. In addition to providing first person insight, this will be an excellent networking opportunity for these critical assets of our respective businesses.
If you are a CEO and would like to see if you qualify to attend this event, register online at ceotrust.org/apply.
7:30 to 8:00 am - Breakfast and Mingling
8:00 to 9:00 am - Panel and Group Discussion
KERI JOLLY is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Baylor, Scott and White Health, an employer of 40,000 across Texas. Keri is an executive Human Resources leader with 25 years of experience in developing HR strategies, structures and programs aligned to business specific needs across diverse industries. Keri’s experience spans the technology, financial services, consumer goods, communications, manufacturing, transportation and healthcare services industries. She has held positions in human resources, business development, marketing, finance and communications. Keri is an experienced leader of businesses undergoing global acquisitions, growth, spin-offs, divestitures, major transformation, turnaround, outsourcing and large-scale reorganizations. She has designed and implemented all areas of the HR function including compensation, benefits, learning & development, recruitment, talent management, employee relations, communications, global systems, policies and compliant processes. She has served as Chief Human Resources Officer in both public and privately held companies. Keri has held executive positions at General Electric, American Express, United Health Group and Invensys (purchased by Schneider Electric). She served as CHRO of Vertex LLC, and Global Power Inc. She has a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Dallas with her husband and has two daughters in college.
STEPHEN KONSTANS is Vice President at Pearson Partners International, a global executive search and leadership consulting firm. An experienced veteran of the retained executive search business, Stephen Konstans has spent more than 20 years helping companies secure candidates for critical executive roles. He has special expertise in filling high-level finance and accounting positions, such as chief financial officer or controller. Relying on the expert judgment that comes with experience, Stephen relishes a challenge, digging deeply into the details to develop candidates and present strong matches to his clients. He brings to each engagement a deep knowledge of accounting, finance and general business, along with a powerful network of contacts, a strong work ethic, and the intuitive people skills to effectively evaluate candidates and serve clients. Prior to joining Pearson Partners in 2005, Stephen spent four years running his own executive search and consulting practice. Building on an early career in auditing with both Arthur Andersen and KPMG, he entered the recruitment field in 1990 by joining Robert Half International, where he twice was ranked among the top 15 recruiters worldwide for accounting and financial professionals—including being ranked No. 1 in the world for one of those quarters. He later worked his way up at D. E. Foster Partners, Inc., the successor firm to KPMG’s executive search practice, where he began as a senior consultant and was ultimately promoted to the director level. A former Certified Public Accountant and the son of an accounting professor, Stephen understood at an early age that accounting is the language of business, and set about becoming fluent in that language. Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Southern Methodist University and has continued graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.
JEAN LEE is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for CEC Entertainment, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment. The company and its franchisees operate a system of more than 590 Chuck E. Cheese's stores and 142 Peter Piper Pizza stores located in 47 states and 11 foreign countries and territories. Lee is responsible for executing effective people strategies to engage more than 17,000 employees in delighting the guest and supporting CEC's continued growth. Prior to joining CEC in 2014, Lee served as Senior Vice President, Talent for Clean Harbors, Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., Vice President, Human Resources for Armstrong World Industries and Vice President, Human Resources for Overhead Door Corporation, and she held a variety of management positions for United Healthcare Corporation, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Corporation and The Travelers Group. Lee received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego and earned her Master of Science in Organizational Behavior from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford. Lee is a lifetime certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.
MARC HODAK is the founder of Hodak Value Advisors. In his 20+ years as a consultant, Mr. Hodak has advised over 100 firms around the world, public and private, in diverse industries such as telecommunications, transportation, aerospace, manufacturing, and consumer services. He has been an adjunct professor of corporate governance at NYU’s Stern School of Business since 2004, and is recognized by the largest institutional investors in the world as a thought leader on how to evaluate compensation governance. Before founding HVA, Mr. Hodak was a senior project manager at Stern Stewart & Co. where he led value-based management implementations and related projects, as well as their effort to create alternate delivery of intellectual capital to clients. The latter included development of interactive training on value-based management principles and applications used in 17 countries around the world. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Hodak was a Chairman’s Award winning manager of a $100 million per year business unit at Conrail. His strategies for more customer-focused network operations, terminal placement and expansion, equipment technology, and logistics information systems, profitably grew market share in a mature automotive industry by over 20 percentage points in two years. Marc is an accomplished author and blogger who has published in both academic journals and popular magazines on topics such as corporate governance, executive compensation, and managerial incentives. Mr. Hodak has also spoken at conferences throughout the world on managing for shareholder value and has taught seminars on finance and compensation issues at Wharton and MIT. Besides teaching at NYU, he is also a regular visiting lecturer at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Mr. Hodak holds an MBA degree in Finance from the Wharton School and a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland. He also passed the Bar exam in Patent Law.