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Speakers

STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE MILLENNIALS IN THE WORKPLACE

Bruce Tulgan

Bruce Tulgan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

Bruce Tulgan is one of the leading experts on leadership and management. He is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. Management Today named Mr. Tulgan one of the few contemporary figures to stand out as a "management guru" and he was named to the 2009 Thinkers50 rising star list. His most recent books include the updated and expanded Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials (Wiley/Jossey-Bass: Updated 2016; originally published 2009) and Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today's Young Talent (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2015).

Mr. Tulgan lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management and his writing appears regularly in human resources, staffing, and management journals, including a regular column in Training Magazine called "Sticky Notes" and a regular column in The Huffington Post. His writing has also appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers such as Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, HR Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

WORKFORCE DESIGN STRATEGIES

Tim McConnell

Tim McConnell

Managing Partner, McConnell Consulting Inc.

Tim McConnell is a senior strategist with more than 25 years of experience in human resources management and organizational design, both as a director of human resources and as a senior consultant. He consults on human resources strategy, organizational analysis and design, and workforce planning. He is a seasoned public speaker and the published author of articles on human resources strategy, succession planning, and organization design. He is a former Adjunct Professor in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York City Society for Human Resource Management. His article, "Seven Organizational Design Tips for Aerospace Executives," was recently published inManufacturing Engineering News. Mr. McConnell's book, The NPO Dilemma—HR and Organizational Challenges in Non-Profit Organizations, was published in New York in 2012. Examples of recent speaking engagements include C-Connect NY (2016): Entropy—and the Importance of Organization Design, and Human Resources Professionals Association (2015): HR Metrics—Workforce Intelligence for Your CEO.

IMPACT OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS ON RETIREMENT PLANS

Steven Puckett

Steven Puckett, AIF®, CRPS®

Vice President, Business Development, HANYS Benefit Services | Strategic Benefit Services

Steven Puckett manages and consults on retirement plans. With more than 20 years of experience in the retirement plans industry, Steve has assisted more than 1000 companies with their retirement plans concerns. Steve has been a featured speaker at several national conferences including the Securities Industry Association (SIA) conference and the National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association national conference. Steve has been named one of the top 300 retirement plan advisors in the United States by PlanAdvisor Magazine for the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015.

Peter Margiotta

Peter Margiotta

Vice President, Business Development, HANYS Benefit Services | Strategic Benefit Services

Peter Margiotta is responsible for client servicing, retirement plan consulting, and new business development. His focus is on building real relationships and creating a shared fiduciary responsibility with New York City area clients. Peter has more than 25 years of experience in the retirement benefit planning industry, specializing in retirement plans for healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. He has been a featured speaker, most recently presenting on: Understanding Retirement Readiness, Financial Wellness, and Plan Health.

LEGAL TRENDS & UPDATES

Christopher G. Gegwich

Christopher G. Gegwich, Esq.

Partner, Nixon Peabody Labor and Employment Group

As a partner in Nixon Peabody's nationally recognized Labor and Employment Group, Christopher Gegwich represents public and private institutions, including small businesses, large corporations, and nonprofit organizations in all aspects of labor and employment law and is particularly focused on employment litigation, preventive counseling, and educational law. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Gegwich routinely handles federal and state court litigation, from discrimination and breach of contract to wage and hour issues. Additionally, he offers advice and training on myriad topics including terminations, employee discipline, disability accommodation, social media issues, and compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL WELLNESS PROGRAM—One Organization's Example

Robin Ralph Mancuso

Robin Ralph Mancuso

National Managing Director, Healthcare Practice, Benefits & HR Consulting | Gallagher Benefit Services

Robin Mancuso provides leadership in the identification and assessments of healthcare trends and in the development of the resources, services, and tools to help healthcare clients successfully navigate and profit from these changes. Gallagher Benefit Services' Healthcare Practice Group has quadrupled in size under his eight years of leadership. He has chaired annual industry events and expositions, and presented at a number of venues including annual meetings of the American Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administrators, Actuarial Society of Greater New York, Healthcare Association of New York State, and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

STRATEGIC INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

Ramon Soto

Ramon Soto

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Northwell Health

Ramon Soto is responsible for the development and execution of Northwell's brand strategy, and for all aspects of marketing and communications including public relations, digital engagement, strategic marketing, clinical marketing, and customer acquisition. Mr. Soto is a member of Northwell Health's Executive Council, responsible for shaping growth strategy and execution. He was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer for Magellan Health. Before that, as a senior vice president with Aetna, he managed commercial marketing. Before his nine years at Aetna, he spent seven years at GE Capital, where he had increasing levels of marketing responsibility in several GE Capital businesses, culminating in his executive leadership responsibilities as Vice President of Marketing and Channel Development for GE Capital Small Business Solutions. In 2006, Mr. Soto was admitted into Yale School of Management's Master of Business Administration program for executives. He is also a graduate of GE Capital's Leadership Interchange, a high-potential manager training program. He is Six Sigma certified, was awarded a U.S. government patent for co-development of GE Capital's product development process, and was an instructor at GE's Small Business College. Mr. Soto received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1988.

Ally Bunin

Ally Bunin

Communications Leader, Northwell Health

Ally Bunin is an award-winning, results-driven communications leader focused on driving engagement through creative integrated communications. Currently she leads organizational communications at Northwell Health—a $9.4 billion healthcare organization and the largest employer in New York, with 61,000 employees, 21 hospitals, and 450 outpatient centers. There since 2007 she has overseen internal communications and employee experiences including employer branding; human resources communications; and channels to drive employee engagement, including the Intranet, email, mobile apps, and an employee-focused social media platform. She is Chair of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Employee Communications Section and an active member of the Executive Committee. Her work has garnered a prestigious PRSA Silver Anvil, an International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill, and other awards for communications excellence.