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Bersin & Associates is honored to work with an Advisory Board comprised of business-oriented thought leaders from top organizations. The Advisory Board guides Bersin & Associates on industry trends, customer needs and leading practices in HR and learning.
Joseph CabralSenior Vice President, Chief Human Resources OfficerNorth Shore-LIJ Health System
With more than 18 years of experience developing and executing strategies that enhance cultural and organizational change, Joseph Cabral has spent the past five years driving the North Shore – LIJ Health System's business objectives, vision and values forward in all phases of Human Resources operations. The organization has an annual operating budget of more than $6 billion and a workforce comprised of more than 42,000 employees, making it one of the largest healthcare systems in the country, with 15 hospitals, several long-term care facilities, an internationally recognized medical research institute and other healthcare related businesses. Previously, Joseph held key HR leadership roles at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Children's Hospital in Boston, MA, and has been cited by Time Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes and other industry publications for his expertise in "Best Practices" in Human Resources.
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John CampagninoSenior Director of Global RecruitmentAccenture
John Campagnino is Accenture’s global head of talent acquisition and responsible for delivering 60,000+ joiners annually for the world’s leading consulting, technology and outsourcing company. John is responsible for driving Accenture’s talent acquisition strategy and delivery across all geographies, workforces and career levels and leading over 2,000 recruitment professionals operating in over 50 different countries and delivering in excess of 60,000 professional joiners this year.
John joined Accenture in 1995, becoming Accenture’s global talent acquisition lead in 2005. In his career with Accenture, John has held various regional and global talent acquisition leadership roles and he’s the key architect of Accenture’s truly differentiated approach to recruiting. His areas of expertise include talent discovery, assessment methodology, pipeline management, candidate relationship management, recruitment technology, recruitment metrics and measurement, and recruitment organizational architecture and recruitment strategy. He regularly advises Fortune500 companies on their talent acquisition strategies and is a frequent speaker on the subject.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, with a minor in Anthropology. John is based in New York and lives on the north shore of Long Island. When he’s not hiring the world’s best talent, John enjoys golf, shooting sporting clays and pretty much anything that has to do with cars.
Patricia M. CrullVice President and Chief Learning OfficerTime Warner Cable
Pat Crull has accountability for the enterprise-wide Learning, Organization Effectiveness, and Inclusion functions for Time Warner Cable.
Doctor Crull is a Licensed Psychologist with a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She began her professional work with Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as an Associate Partner responsible for management development, executive (partner) development, and training methodology. Pat then joined Baxter Healthcare and served as Vice President of the Baxter Institute for Training and Development. She was Vice President and Officer in Charge of Worldwide Training, Learning and Development at McDonald’s Corporation for eight years. Before joining Time Warner Cable, Pat was Vice President and Chief Learning Officer in charge of Training, Learning and Development for Toys “R” Us, Inc.
Pat currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Leadership Charlotte, where she is Chair elect, and Hospice and Palliative Care for the Charlotte Region. She is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Chief Learning Officer Magazine. She serves as Co-Chair of the SCTE Diversity Advisory Committee. Pat was the Chair of the Board of Directors of ASTD (American Society of Training and Development).
Other past involvement in professional and community organizations includes Board of Trustees, Alder School in Chicago; Co-Chair of Conference Board Council of Development, Education and Training; President of the Board of Directors, Tri City Family Services; Advisory Board, Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital; Vice President, Board of Directors, Fox Valley Hospice; Board of Directors, Kane County Legal Aid Society; Corporate Gift Committee, Morton Arboretum; Workforce Advisory Council of the Board for ACT (American College Testing) and Corporate Development Advisory Council for the Mint Museums.
In the Cable industry, Pat is a member of WICT, NAMIC, SCTE, CTHRA, and SCTE.
Dave DeFilippo leads BNY Mellon Asset Management's Learning & Organizational Development strategy which focuses on enhancing leadership, technical skill, and career development capabilities for its globally distributed workforce. Dave joined BNY Mellon Asset Management from Bank of America where he led Learning & Development for the Wealth Management group. Prior to that, he held similar roles at Capital One Financial, and Comcast. BNY Mellon Asset Management is the umbrella organization for The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation's investment management boutiques, with over $1 trillion in assets under management. The organization is a leading global provider of investment management products and services, offering a broad range of equity, fixed-income, hedge and liquidity management strategies through individual asset management companies and multiple distribution channels.
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Ron Garrow is group executive, Global Human Resources Plans and Programs for MasterCard Worldwide. He is responsible for global talent acquisition, management and development; rewards; workforce programs; HR services & solutions and employee relations. He was previously group head, global talent acquisition, management and development. Mr. Garrow has more than 27 years experience in Human Resources with a broad skills and knowledge of various HR disciplines, including managing multiple HR functions. He has experience with commercial and consumer businesses, corporate and investment banking, and credit card and call center operations. Mr. Garrow has worked with HR and leadership teams in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to expand the commercial, corporate banking, wealth management businesses and sales performance in the regions.
Prior to joining MasterCard in 2010, Mr. Garrow spent six years at Bank of America as the human resources executive for the chief financial officer and then as chief learning officer. Before that, he spent 19 years at Wachovia in various positions. His last role at Wachovia was chief learning officer where he was responsible for the company’s Training, Leadership & Executive Development, Diversity and Learning Infrastructure.
Mr. Garrow is a member of the Bersin Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Directors for Pfeiffer University and Gray Stone Day School in Misenheimer, North Carolina. Mr. Garrow graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he majored in Business Administration. He earned a master’s degree in Business from Pfeiffer University and completed a Certificate in Organizational Development from UNC- Charlotte.
Larry IsraeliteVice President and Manager of Human Resource Development Liberty Mutual Group
Larry Israelite is the Vice President and Manager of Human Resource Development for the Liberty Mutual Group. His areas of responsibility include the development and implementation of company-wide talent management processes and tools, executive, management and professional development and learning technology research and development. Larry joined Liberty Mutual in 2006.Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Larry has held learning management positions in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare and high tech. Larry is the editor of Talent Management: Strategies for Success from Six Leading Companies and Lies About Learning, both publications of ASTD Press, and contributed chapters to three books: Michael Allen’s 2009 eLearning Annual (Pfeiffer, 2009), Elliot Masie’s Learning Rants, Raves, and Reflections: A Collection of Passionate and Professional Perspectives (Pfeiffer, 2005) and The AMA Handbook of ELearning Effective Design, Implementation, and Technology Solutions (AMACOM, 2003).
Marilynn MobleySenior Vice President, Strategic CounselEdelman
Marilynn Mobley recently transitioned to the Talent Management organization at Edelman following 30+ years in the public relations and marketing field. Reporting directly to the Chief Talent Officer, her job is to oversee the learning and development needs of the world’s largest and most celebrated PR firm of 5,000 employees. Her background as a well-known industry expert and strategic counsel to Edelman’s largest and most prestigious clients make her uniquely qualified to understand “what’s next” for the company and the role talent management plays in creating business value for clients.
Prior to joining Edelman in 2006, Marilynn owned a communications consulting firm, Acorn Consulting Group, Inc., which she founded following 15 years at IBM in various roles that included executive communications, employee engagement, reputation management, media relations, and speech writing. She has traveled to all 50 states in support of IBM executives.
Marilynn is also an expert in inter-generational communications, a topic she deals with daily in a company that employs four generations. As a social media guru who tweets, blogs, does extensive online research and is frequently quoted by national media, she is recognized for her ability to translate data into insights and deliver strategic thinking that impacts the bottom line. Marilynn is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia.
Jeffrey ScolnickVice President, Global Talent AcquisitionEaton Corporation
Jeffrey Scolnick is vice president of global talent acquisition for Eaton Corporation. Scolnick and his team are responsible for the creation and implementation of effective and efficient strategic talent acquisition processes, programs and systems designed to meet Eaton’s diverse recruitment needs. This centrally managed, geographically disbursed team of 80+ professionals has consistently met the challenge of recruiting university through senior executive level talent on a global basis.
Scolnick has more than 20 years of human resource leadership experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, medical device, healthcare, consulting and power management. He has a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees selling products to customers in more than 150 countries and posted 2011 sales of over $16.0 billion.
Rita Mehegan SmithVice President, Enterprise LearningIngersoll Rand
Rita Mehegan Smith is Vice President, Enterprise Learning for Ingersoll Rand and Dean for the Ingersoll Rand University (IRU). Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global, diversified industrial company. Ingersoll Rand University is responsible for developing strategic organizational competencies, providing leadership education, and for driving the IR culture across the globe. Dr. Smith has over 30 years of progressive leadership roles in the learning and development field. She has led learning functions in a variety of Fortune 500 companies; including the travel, financial services, and high tech manufacturing industries. The combination of her MBA, and EdD, coupled with her Six Sigma background, enables her to leverage a practical, applied business approach to learning and development. Her professional writings, most recently in the Pfeiffer Annual and T&D Magazine, similarly reflect this pragmatism. Dr. Smith has served ASTD in a variety of leadership roles, including ASTD Board of Director from 2007 to 2009. She is also currently on the Advisory Board for Wharton CLO program.
In November 2008, IRU and Ingersoll Rand’s CEO were featured on the cover of T&D Magazine highlighting the business alignment and impact of the University. Dr. Smith was profiled in the September 2007 issue of CLO Magazine and most recently, profiled in the Long View series of the March 2010 T&D Magazine. Dr. Smith’s book, Strategic Learning Alignment: Make Training a Powerful Business Partner, (ASTD Press) was published in May 2011. She is currently serving on the UNC Charlotte Extended Academic Programs HR/Learning & Development Board of Advisors for 2011-2012.
Brian H. TodaSenior Vice President, Global Talent ManagementScotiabank
Brian is Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management for Scotiabank, a financial services leader with over 85,000 employees in 55 countries. In this role Brian is accountable for strengthening the leadership capabilities of Scotiabank to meet current and future business needs as well as for increasing the business impact of learning and performance strategies. Prior to this Brian was Managing Director and Head of Human Resources for Global Banking and Markets and Global Risk Management. Prior to this Brian was Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, Corporate Human Resources at Scotiabank.
Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2001, Brian led the Canadian Management Group for global HR consulting firm Hewitt Associates and has also worked in various roles for HAY Management Consultants, The Globe and Mail and Manulife Financial.
Brian has a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto as well as a Master of Industrial Relations from the University’s Centre for Industrial Relations.
Kevin Wilde is responsible for world-wide people growth at General Mills, including talent management, executive development and the Leadership Institute. Since joining the company in 1998, the organization has been consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune's #3 ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development and Training magazine's "Hall of Fame" designation as a top company for employee development. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine selected Kevin as CLO of the year. Kevin is a columnist for Talent Management magazine and serves on the editorial board for a number of professional journals. He has been quoted on leadership and development by Business Week, the Financial Times, Fortune and Time magazine. Before joining General Mills, he spent 17 years at General Electric in a variety of human resources positions in the healthcare and capital divisions, as well as corporate assignments at GE's renowned Crotonville management development center.