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2010 Annual Conference Speaker Summary
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2010 Annual Conference Speakers

Opportunity Village is the charity that was selected for this year's speaker gifts. Click here for information on Opportunity Village.

Check out the great speakers that will be at the RPI conference. A detailed bio and photo is linked to each speaker name.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Arne Carlson
Former Governor of Minnesota
April 26 @ 2:45 pm
Listen to a podcast preview of Governor Carlson's presentation

Christine Duffy
President & CEO, Maritz Travel
April 26 @ 9:15 am

Jack Phillips

Chairman, ROI Institute
Proving the Value of Recognition
April 28 @ 10:45 am - 6:30 pm
April 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Listen to both podcasts previewing the session with Jack Phillips

Judith W. Umlas
Senior Vice President, Learning Innovations
Leadership and the Power of Acknowledgment
April 28 @ 9:15 am
Listen to the podcast previewing the session with Judith W. Umlas

CRP INSTRUCTORS

Barbara Ruddy, CRP

Jeff Hughes, CRP

Ryan Maddux, CRP

Sherri Shafer, CRP

Suzanne Schell, CRP

SESSION SPEAKERS

Diana Arbutina
Senior Director, Client Strategy, Carlson Marketing
Engagement is the New Competitive Advantage (How to Measure Engagement and Improvement Strategies)
April 26 @ 3:30 pm

Steve Baniecki
Manager of Compensation, Business Services Company, Exelon Corporation
The Value of Strategic Design in Enterprise-Wide Employee Recognition Programs
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Jim Cavanaugh
Executive Vice President, Engagement, TBA Global
Employee Engagement: How to Leverage Next-Generation Communication Strategies to Build Happier, Smarter, More Productive Teams
April 26 @ 1:00 pm

David Cherrington
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Leadership & Strategy, Bringham Young University
Valid Research Methods for Evaluating Recognition Programs
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Ann Foley
Director, Office of the President - Associate Engagement, Metlife Auto & Home
Reinforcing that People Count: A Case Study of a Recognition Program that Works
April 26 @ 1:00 pm

Theresa Harkins, CRP
Director of Organizational Learning & Analytics, Diamond H Recognition
Make or Break - The Critical Importance of Frontline Management Recognition Programs
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Lisa Herwers
Marketing Manager, Hallmark Insights
The Value of Strategic Design in Enterprise-Wide Employee Recognition Programs
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Jeff Hughes, CRP
Creative Designer, Enterprise Employee Recognition & Rewards, United Airlines
In the Pits, to the Next Degree...It's All About Leadership!
April 26 @ 1:00 pm

Stephen Humphreys
President, Grass Roots America
Global Employee Engagement: Clearing the Fog
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Amy Hurley, LSW, CRP
Program Director, Ohio State University Medical Center
Finally! We Have Our Recognition Program in Place...What Do You Mean We Aren't Done?
April 26 @ 3:30 pm

Stephanie Merchiore
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
The Best Never Rest – Reaching New Heights in Employee Recognition for Delta Air Lines, Inc.
April 25 @ 6:00 pm

Lisa Oster
Brand Manager, Hallmark Insights
The Value of Strategic Design in Enterprise-Wide Employee Recognition Programs
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Gene Park
Account Executive, The Miller Company
Social Media's Increasing Influence
April 26 @ 3:30 pm

Carol Pletcher
President, Pletcher, Inc.
Recognition, A Powerful Underutilized Tool for Strategy Execution—Leveraging your existing programs to build corporate capabilities
April 26 @ 3:30 pm

Brian Rhea, CRP
Director of Marketing, The Miller Company
Social Media's Increasing Influence
April 26 @ 3:30 pm

Barbara Ruddy, CRP
Senior Consultant & Trainer, Recognition Management Institute
You're Spending Our $'s on What?"
April 26 @ 1:00 pm

Kimberly Smithson-Abel
VP of Strategy & Busines Development, Diamond H Recognition
The Best Never Rest – Reaching New Heights in Employee Recognition for Delta Air Lines, Inc.
April 25 @ 6:00 pm
Make or Break - The Critical Importance of Frontline Management Recognition Programs
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Jada Sudbeck
Sales Manager, Hallmark Insights
The Value of Strategic Design in Enterprise-Wide Employee Recognition Programs
April 27 @ 10:30 am

Sarah Wuertz, CRP
Awards & Recognition Administrator, Arizona Department of Transportation
You're Spending Our $'s on What?"
April 26 @ 1:00 pm 

2010 Annual Conference

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