Director of Global Learning @ Grant Thornton International Grant Thornton LLP
Under Don's leadership, Grant Thornton launched its Partner Candidate Development Program for senior managers who were being groomed for partnership.
You can view a seven-minute video-clip to learn about the critical success factors and continuous innovation that were keys to the successful transition to the new Senior Manager Development Program on YouTube from ASTD 2008 Learn from the BEST (Oct 2008):
For more info, please visit http://www.astd.org/ASTD/aboutus/AwardsandBestPractices/bestAwards/learnfromtheBESTvirtual.htm (Presenters: Don Beeman, Richard Rykhus, & Michelle Johnson).
Assistant Vice President, Learning & Organizational Development Vi
Jill Denman is the former Director of Talent Development at US Foods and in the retail division at Sears Holding Corporation. She is responsible for the development of all retail leaders at every stage of the development lifecycle, from onboarding to the needs of high potential associates. She has nearly fifteen years of experience in learning and leadership development and has been recognized as an accomplished Human Resources Business Leader for her work. She holds an M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University and is certified by The Center for Effective Performance as an Instructional Technologist. She speaks on topics such as Leadership Systems, Servant Leadership and the Evolution of the Workplace and sits on the board of RightStart4Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children get a good start in life across the globe.
Karen is employed by Cigna as Chief Learning Officer. In her current role, Karen is responsible for capability development and maximization for all of Cignaís global employees as well as external audiences including producers, health care professionals, customers and clients.
Prior to joining Cigna, Karen was the Global e-learning Content Solutions Executive for IBM Mindspan. In this role, Karen worked to define e-learning strategies, solutions and offerings for IBM customers. Prior to joining IBM Mindspan, Karen was the Offering Executive of Advanced and Emerging Technologies education within IBM Learning Services.
Karen has over 15 years experience managing learning and development functions within Fortune 250 companies. In addition to roles leading education organizations, Karenís background includes technical and sales positions within the insurance and financial services industries.
On July 20, 2009, Judy was the recipient of a miracle. It's the only word she can use to describe the gift of a heart, transplanted from an Army Ranger, who died after fighting to save his comrades in Afghanistan. "He saved people when he was wounded and saved even more people when he died; how many people can say that?", Judy said sitting in her Winnetka home where she grew up. Since receiving the heart of Cpl. Benjamin Kopp; Judy has made it her mission to spread the word about the importance of organ donation. It's what Ben would have wanted, Judy believes, and is the least she can do to carry on his spirit. "If just one person decides to be an organ donor, they'll be honoring Ben". Not a day goes by that Judy doesn't think about Ben, his gift and the incredible circumstances that led up to her heart transplant. She is very excited & pleased with the heart surgeries made possible by RightStart4Kids.
Judy was the 2014 keynote speaker to honor veterans at Winnetka, IL 87th Memorial Day observance.
Judy graduated from Washington University in St.Louis and Graduate School @ Northwestern's Kellogg School of Business. Her professional career was in the Finance Industry.