Seminar Series
Financial Services &
Customer Service
& Marketing
Women In Business

Human Resources &
Ethical Leadership


25th Annual

April 16-17, 2008

Keynote Speakers

Kim Cameron, Professor of Management and Organizations,
University of Michigan
Good or Not Bad: Standards and Ethics in Managing Change

Kim S. Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Michigan Business School and professor of higher education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Dr. Cameron’s past research on organizational downsizing, effectiveness, quality culture, virtuousness, and the development of management skills has been published in more than 100 articles and 11 books.

Dr. Cameron received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He currently consults with a variety of business, government, and educational organizations in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.


Brad Agle, Associate Professor of B.A./ Director, University of Pittsburgh
Providing Ethical Leadership to your Organization

Brad Agle is associate professor of strategy, organizations, and environment in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and visiting professor in the Marriott School of Management at BYU during winter semester 2008. Dr. Agle is an active researcher concentrating on CEO leadership, business ethics, stakeholder management, and religious influences on business. His research has been found to be the most heavily cited work in the field of corporate social responsibility.

Dr. Agle received a PhD in business management from the University of Washington and a BS in information management from Brigham Young University. Prior to his academic career, he worked for Seattle First National Bank and IBM.

Roberto Hernandez, GM and Shingo Prize Medallion,
Solectron Manufactura de Mexico S de RL de CV
The Flextronics experience towards the Human Resources Medallion

Roberto Hernandez is General Manager at Flextronics, South Campus in Guadalajara. With over 25 year’s experience in implementing Lean tools, he lead a wave of change in virtually every aspect of Solectron (acquired by Flextronics in October 2007), bringing the company to be awarded with the Shingo Prize in 2007. Roberto has a PhD in Engineering from Universität Fridericiana zu Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is part of the academic community of the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), teaching Operations Management, Japanese Techniques for World Class Manufacturing (Toyota Production System / Lean Manufacturing) and Manufacturing Processes to Masters & Bachelors Degrees and Diplomates for over 12 years, has been an active member within the community giving courses, seminars, and conferences in Mexico and abroad.

Larry Burk, Central Regional Manager of SW, Society for Human Resources Management.
Measuring and Managing Human Capital:What Gets Measured Gets Done!

 Prior to joining SHRM in November of 2003, Larry was on the staff of the national office of the Boy Scouts of America for more than 23 years. During this time he served as a volunteer with SHRM in a variety of leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. Larry served on SHRM’s board of directors from 1997 thru 1999.

Larry is a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and a certified compensation professional (CCP) through WorldatWork. He is a frequent speaker to professional groups on strategic HR and other HR and business-related topics.

Nancy Sienko, Denver Director, Equal Employment Opportunity
Discrimination Against Caregivers-When is it covered under EEO laws?

Nancy Sienko is a 28-year veteran at the U.S. EEOC. Ms. Sienko was appointed to the position of Denver Field Director in May 2006. Ms. Sienko received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and a graduate degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Sienko’s presentation will discuss the most common forms of unlawful disparate treatment of caregivers such as intentional sex discrimination against female workers with care giving responsibilities, pregnancy discrimination, discrimination against male caregivers, discrimination against women of color, unlawful caregiver stereotyping under the American Disability Act, and retaliation against workers for complaining about unlawful discrimination.

Steven Nurney, Senior Vice President, International Compensation Services, ORC Worldwide
Global Employee Mobility – Past, Present, and Future

Steven Nurney has overall responsibility for ORC Worldwide’s international compensation clients located in the United States and Canada. He has extensive international human resources and financial management experience, specializing in international compensation and expatriate policy development.

Multinational employers face a myriad of complex issues relative to pay design and the management of global talent. We will explore important issues multinational corporations should consider when deploying their diverse staff around the world. We will also examine the trends that have influenced global compensation and how leading companies have adapted to them. The affects of volatile currency markets, dual career families, and the increasing practice of sourcing talent from economically developing countries will all be considered.

Al Warnick and J. Bonner Ritchie, Professors, Utah State University and Brigham Young University
How To Corrupt a Culture- A case study (Enron Corp.)



Al is a senior level human resources executive with broad experience in large, multidivisional, and international corporate environments. He has initiated and led many large-scale organizational change projects focused on building organizational capability. He has substantial experience in re-engineering critical HR processes; working with business units to develop high impact people strategies; and realigning the mission, role, and structure of the HR function. He has extensive background in business process re-engineering, mergers and acquisitions, culture change and restructuring of benefit and executive compensation plans, organization development, and learning.

Bonner is professor emeritus of international organizational behavior at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and a scholar in residence at Utah Valley University.

Bonner’s teaching, research, and consulting have been in the areas of leadership development, organizational change, conflict resolution, organizational philosophy, and ethics. He has conducted management development programs at many universities and public and private organizations. His recent efforts have focused on conflict resolution, leadership, and change in the Arab world.


Concurrent Speakers

Leslie Yerkes, President/CEO, Catalyst Consulting
Fun Works and the Soft Science for Creating Places Where People Love to Work

Leslie Yerkes has worked with organizations of every stripe and size and she has come to deeply understand that the whole person is the central ingredient in business success. She started her consulting company, The Catalyst Consulting Group, in 1987. Her mission from the inception has been to do consulting with a conscience.

Leslie is co-author of the best-selling book 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work, as well as many other successful books.

Leslie earned her master of science in organizational development at Case Western Reserve University after graduating cum laude from Wittenberg University with a bachelor of arts.


Peggy Stone, Senoir Vice President of Human Resources,
Beneficial Life Insurance Co.
Leading Dynamic Organization with a Strategic HR Perspective

Peggy’s current position at Beneficial Financial Group incorporates comprehensive HR services for the organization that are aligned with the corporate strategy. Peggy works closely with the company’s president and members of the leadership team to ensure that the overall strategy of the company includes a primary emphasis on people. She believes the most important contribution she can make is to ensure that the organizational design and development strategies (people, process, structure, rewards, and strategy) are aligned and actively in place to allow all associates of Beneficial to succeed, thereby allowing the company to succeed.

Jason Alba, CEO,, Author-I’m on LinkedIn- Now What???,
Co-author- I’m on Facebook- Now What???
Personal Branding and Employer Branding

Jason Alba is the job seeker's advocate. He got laid off in January 2006, and even though he had great credentials and it was a job-seeker’s market, Jason could hardly get a job interview. Finally he decided to step back and figure out the job search process, including trying to understand all of the available resources. Within a few months he had designed a personal job search tool,, which helps professionals manage career and job search activities. Jason blogs at, recently celebrated his first blog birthday, and is working on a book called I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What??

Gabrielle Lee Caruso, Section Chief for the labor and employment section,
The VanCott Law Firm
Building A Cultural of Respect: Avoiding Employment Litigation

Lee Caruso, an attorney since 1979, is a member of her firm’s labor and employment group and litigation section. Ms. Caruso has extensive experience assisting clients with labor, employment, and litigation matters. She was selected by peers as one of Utah’s elite employment and labor attorneys in 2006 and 2007.

Ms. Caruso began her career working in the labor intensive Detroit area representing employers in state and federal court in all employment-related matters. She also worked in private practice in Park City, Utah, where she assisted clients with employment, labor, and real estate counsel and litigation matters.

Tera Sunder, Chief People Officer, Café Rio
Do what you Love, Share it with others

Tera is a world class human resources expert, having honed her skills at a number of large and small restaurant and retail companies including Starbucks, T.G.I. Friday’s, and Brinker International’s Corner Bakery. At Starbucks, Tera was responsible for leading the recruiting and succession planning activities for over 2200 outlets with yearly growth of more than 200 units. Tera provides deep operational and general business experience and is also highly skilled in hiring, succession planning, and people development. Tera is also known for her ability to effectively coach and develop individuals and teams. She has just received the Elliot Leadership Group’s “Motivator of the Year Award for 2007,” one of the highest honors given in the restaurant industry.

David Boizelle, Chief Learning Officer, RSM McGladrey
Professional Development, Training and Recruiting 

Dave Boizelle is the chief learning officer for the Bloomington, Minnesota based RSM McGladrey, the largest provider of assurance, tax, and consulting services to middle market companies in the U.S.  He is responsible for the development and delivery of approximately $210,000 of technical, sales, management, and executive training to 8,000 employees in 100 offices across the U.S.  In addition to these duties, Dave has also successfully served as the director of HR for RSMs desert southwest region and as a member of the national recruiting team.
Dave is a graduate of Utah State University, and currently resides in Mesa, AZ.


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