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Jessica Kriegel — Keynote Speaker, Author & Culture Transformation Expert
For 15+ years, Jessica has been guiding global, national, Fortune 100 and other organizations across finance, technology, real estate and healthcare industries on how to create intentional cultures that accelerate performance. After she got her MBA and became a global consultant for a human capital management solutions provider, Jessica consistently saw highly-stressed leaders failing to deliver against lofty financial goals. She knew that if these leaders could transform their cultures, performance and profitability would follow. But, because culture is often viewed as ‘woo’ and an intangible, these leaders didn’t know where to begin. So, Jessica set out on a personal mission to quantify culture. Her doctoral research and consulting engagements with Oracle, Toyota, Lockheed Martin, Federal Reserve, to name a few, led to the Culture Equation – a tested model where strategy combined with 8 tangible and measurable ‘Culture Dynamic Drivers’ empowers your people to deliver consistent results. Today, Jessica applies data-driven insights to dismantle the chaos of poor morale, low performance, and missed financial goals. Leaders lean on her to ask questions that their internal resources may be too afraid or unaware to ask, and get the results they need. Her unique ability to analyze organizations in qualitative and quantitative terms and create measurable growth across all levels has made her the go-to ally for global leaders and teams. View full bio.
Joe Fox, Sr. Vice President — Capstone Group
Joseph T. Fox serves as a Sr. Vice President of Capstone Group in the firm’s employee benefits division. Joe is responsible for developing new business relationships and managing existing client relationships. In his role, Joe is responsible for originating and retaining client relationships, defining and articulating objectives, facilitating development, maintaining performance accountability of each group’s unique benefits program, and to inspire individuals to become more engaged health care consumers. Joe focuses on assisting employers manage the complex issues related to their benefits program including medical, prescription, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, and voluntary benefits, among others. Also, Joe provides expertise in the area of healthcare reform, providing regular legislative updates to clients and assistance in complying with PPACA. Joe has over ten years of experience in the risk management and financial services industry. Previously, Joe worked at SEI within the company’s Global Institutional Group responsible for new business development in the U.S for Institutional investors. Joe earned an MBA from The Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University with a concentration in finance and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Marketing from Loyola University in Maryland. Joe is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The National Association of Health Underwriters, and The Society for Human Resource Management.
Daniel M. McGill, Senior Vice President — Capstone Group
Daniel M. McGill serves as a Senior Vice President of Capstone Group and brings more than 25 years of experience as an insurance and risk management professional. He has worked exclusively at Capstone and its predecessor firm, The Foley Insurance Agency, and has advised hundreds of organizations – from startups to Fortune 1,000 companies – on key insurance and benefits issues and has solved some of the industry’s most complex challenges. Presently, Dan oversees business development and manages the firm’s carrier relationships. Clients appreciate Dan’s hands-on approach to managing risk; he is a problem-solver who educates himself on a client’s unique business and then advises his clients on how to best manage their risks. Dan has been called on many times to speak on health care reform and is widely known as an expert in alternative funding. Dan earned a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Benefits Counselor (CBC) designation; both are premier licensing programs in the industry. He is an active member of The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), The Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters (PAHU), and The Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA). He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern University.
Joe Sulpizio, RHU, Principal — Katz/Pierz
Joe is a highly respected advisor possessing 30 years of experience with fully-insured and alternative funding models. A Drexel University graduate with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance and Economics, Joe’s insurance career began in earnest with a five-year stint at Horizon BCBSNJ before joining the Katz/Pierz team in 1996. Joe is a member of NAHU, and a Board Member for the Del Valley Chapter of the National Tool Manufacturing Association. He serves on AmeriHealth’s Broker Advisory Committee, as well as on Aetna’s National Broker Advisory Board. When he’s not at K/P, Joe can usually be found on the diamond with his two sons.
Lenny Katz, RHU, Principal — Katz/Pierz
Lenny is a 35-year veteran of the employee benefits industry, most of those years spent at Katz/Pierz. Lenny is involved with all aspects of plan design, plan management, benefit communication and Customer First! service for K/P clients. He enjoys helping clients develop new plan financing arrangements that provide long-term strategic benefit plans. Educating employees to help them get the most out of their benefit programs remains a high priority. A graduate of Rider University, Lenny is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and serves on several small / mid-market broker advisory boards as well as Aetna’s National Broker Advisory Board. When he’s not attending to clients and their employee benefit needs, Lenny can be found bicycling, hiking or traveling with family.
Matt Roessler, MS HRD, Senior Member Consultant — MEA
Matt Roessler brings to MEA over 12 years of Human Resources Consulting and Outsourcing experience, supporting organizations in a variety of industries. Matt’s time acting as an Outsourced HR department of one, partnering with experts in employment law, training, and compensation, has positioned him to provide practical, solution-focused guidance to business leaders in the MidAtlantic region. As an HR Generalist, Matt’s expertise has been relied on for the implementation of new HCM Technology, HR Compliance Assessments, Employee Benefit Plan Design, Training and Development Initiatives, and more. These solutions have allowed organizations to be able to attract, develop, and grow a highly functioning workforce. Matt enjoys the variety that comes with acting as a consultant and advisor to a multitude of industries and organizational sizes and believes that this helps in the designing of tailored support. Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Muhlenberg College and a Master’s in Human Resources Development from Villanova University.
Mary A. Rizzuti, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP, Principal and Chief Executive Officer — Compensation Resource, Inc.
Mary A. Rizzuti is a Principal and the Chief Executive Officer of CRI. Mary has extensive experience within the not-for-profit and private company sectors and provides clients with comprehensive consulting in the areas of Executive Compensation, Salary Administration, Sales and Incentive Compensation, and Performance Management, and advises Senior Management and Boards of Directors on applying best practices and market data within their organizations. As Chief Executive Officer, she is also responsible for executing the firm’s vision and strategic plan, while continuing to develop relationships with the firm’s wide range of privately-held, publicly-traded, and not-for-profit clients.
Jennifer L. Tenfelde, Director of Strategic HR, Polysciences, Inc. & Affiliated Companies
Jennifer Tenfelde is a progressive Human Resources Leader with 29 years of successful experience in the field. She has spent the last 19 years with Polysciences, Inc. in Warrington, PA. Jennifer established their HR function with the focus on implementing programs for compliance, employee health and welfare, and recruitment. She grew the role beyond the basics to a full function HR operation. Jennifer is now a key member of the Leadership Team and a strategic partner focused on achieving business results through delivering HR initiatives, projects, and programs. Jennifer’s core belief that being at a small company should not prevent HR from being progressive, strategic, and modern. She has been key in adapting new HR technologies that enable employee self-service, electronic onboarding, online open enrollments, etc. This has resulted in a paperless HR environment. Her personal mantra is ‘if it isn’t value-added or compliance required’ then get rid of it. Jennifer began her HR career at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and then spent several years with GE before joining Polysciences, Inc. At these large organizations, she learned that she is better suited to smaller size business where she can be hands-on and implementing right-size solutions and strategies. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Cabrini University and has SPHR designation from HRI and her SCP from SHRM. She grew up in South Jersey and currently resides in North Wales, PA. with her husband and two sons.
Jen Predmore, Manager of Human Resources — Gelest
Jen Predmore joined Gelest in 2015 as the Manager of Human Resources. In this hands-on role she is responsible for overseeing the function of HR for Gelest and its subsidiaries. A 20-year veteran Generalist in the profession with a history of progressive professional growth she is experienced in directing national and international HR responsibilities, including human capital development, M&A performance management, project management, HRIS systems, compensation and benefits, and departmental administration policy efforts. Jen began her career as a Generalist in the microelectronics manufacturing industry, followed by a lengthy career as a department of “one” with a foreign based microelectronics contract manufacturer leading their US and expatriate HR functions, to her current position as VP of HR at Gelest, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, and recently a new subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. Jen graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Temple University in 2001 and her MBA from LaSalle University in 2012. She maintains her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, participates in as many HR Professional development and network opportunities as feasibly possible, as enjoys sharing experiences, continually learning from others and partnering to help her organization improve the HR function for her workforce.
Beth Perkins, Director of People & Culture — O3 World LLC
With over 15 years of combined experience in human resources and theatre production, Beth is passionate about crafting world class employee experiences within innovative technology companies. She believes HR should be about helping people achieve their goals, building pathways for them to progress in their careers, and creating an environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. Outside of the office, she loves spending quality time with her television, discussing spatio-temporal crime patterns with her criminologist husband, and making everything from scratch in her small South Philly kitchen.
Keca Ward, Sr. Director of Talent Experience — Phenom People
Keca Ward is the Sr. Director of Talent Experience at Phenom People, where she oversees talent acquisition, culture, retention, safety and engagement.. She has over 20 years of experience in recruiting and founded two recruitment and staffing firms. She earned her master’s in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and her B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Keca holds several certifications, including SHRM-CP.
Russ Wakelin, Chief Experience Officer — Payfactors
Russ has spent nearly three decades optimizing the design and delivery of B2B software solutions in a variety of highly regulated industries. He’s tackled complex problems in both the public and private sectors including the utility industry, municipal and state governments, submarine maintenance for the U.S. Navy, and healthcare HR. It was this last, the healthcare HR space, where Russ discovered most compensation teams are in desperate need of new tools, better data, and innovative thinking. Thus his passion for compensation was born.