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Keynote Speakers

Melissa Bailey
President of Universum
Opening Session Speaker

Melissa is an experienced general manager and business development executive. She joined Universum in 2012 to lead the business across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. As an employer branding strategy expert, she helps Universum's clients to position and differentiate themselves as an employer of choice and make smarter, fact-based decisions to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Across the past 10 years, she has proven her ability to build and turnaround businesses regardless of industry, country or business environment. She is a passionate team leader and trusted advisor to CXOs of many Fortune 500 companies. A go-to person on leadership, attraction and employee engagement challenges across the world, Melissa advises companies on how to better leverage their most valuable asset…people.  |

Brad Karsh
President and Founder of JB Training Solutions
Keynote Speaker and Generational Guru


An accomplished public speaker and author, Brad has been featured on CNN, CNBC, and Dr. Phil, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, and many others. Brad is also the author of three business books including Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management (AMACOM 2013).

Prior to creating JB Training Solutions, Brad spent 15 years in the human resources department at advertising giant Leo Burnett in Chicago, and was tasked with the responsibility of hiring and training hundreds of employees. Brad conducts training at major companies including Abbott Laboratories, ConocoPhillips, Walgreens, Discover, Dick's Sporting Goods, The Chicago Blackhawks, and The Big Ten Network, among many others. As a speaker at the 2012 National Society for Human Resource Management Conference, Brad was rated 3rd out of more than 150 speakers.

Brad lives in Chicago with his wife Lisa and three sons: Milo, Gus and Digby. | | @BradKarsh | @JBTSolutions


Mary Scott
President of Scott Resource Group
General Session Speaker

Mary Scott is the founder and President of Scott Resource Group, an independent consulting and research firm specializing in university relations and recruitment. Drawing on over twenty-five years of hands-on staffing and recruitment experience in the corporate, academic and consulting arenas, she provides proprietary, primary research and consulting services in university relations and recruitment to major corporations nationwide. She is also a Managing Partner of IronHorse Surveys LLC, an independent provider of web-based recruitment program and process assessment tools. Prior to founding her professional practice in 1989, Mary was Director of Staffing at Aetna Life & Casualty. She holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut, and a BA in English from St. Joseph College, where she began her recruitment career as an Admissions officer.



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