Speakers

2022 Speakers List


Jenny Hofler

Jenny Hofler, Recruiting Manager, Amazon

Keynote: Finding the ideal team:  Discovering a fulfilling employee experience, both on and off the corporate field
9:00 Ballroom B

Jenny Hofler is a Cary, NC native –attending soccer camp multiple summers at Campbell University – graduated from Apex High School and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of NC at Chapel Hill in Communication Studies & Romance Languages (Spanish). 

Jenny spent over ten years at Credit Suisse in a variety of positions, including moving to NYC in a front-office sales role for three years, managerial roles, and, her favorite, leading Campus Recruiting efforts for the Raleigh office. After leaving Credit Suisse, Jenny embarked on a journey with Fidelity Investments, working with Technical Internship hiring, and the new graduate technical training program, Leap.   

She later joined MetLife as the Director of University Recruiting, spent four years working in the early career talent space, and served on the Board of Directors for the Cary Chamber of Commerce. 

In February 2022, she joined Amazon remotely as a Recruiting Manager, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Taylor Family YMCA.  

 


Doug Stewart

Doug Stewart, Author of 5 1/2 MENTORS, TEDx Speaker and certified Dale Carnegie Coach

How to Learn, Grow, and Develop from Everyone and Everything
10:00 Ballroom C

Doug Stewart, Author of 5 1/2 MENTORS, is a TEDx Speaker and certified Dale Carnegie Coach. He is best known for utilizing original and adaptive methods to help people pursue a life of purpose through enthusiastic discovery.

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Michelle OsborneDr. Michelle Osborne, Chair of Business Administration and Economics, Campbell University

Make Failure Lead to Success: Recognizing Talent
10:00 Ballroom A

Dr. Michelle Flynn Osborne, MBA, CIC joins us as the Chair of Business Administration and
Economics at Campbell University and the former Chief Deputy Commissioner for the North Carolina Department of Insurance. She has worked in the insurance industry for more than 25 years as a CEO and manager, owning her own businesses and working for a Fortune 500 company.

Over the years, Dr. Osborne has held positions as a professor at Campbell University and as an MBA adjunct professor at N.C. State’s MBA Partnership: International School of Knowledge, Management, and Economics and at North Carolina Wesleyan University.

She earned her MBA from Campbell University and a Doctorate of Business Administration degree from George Fox University in Oregon.


Chris DeshazorChris Deshazor

Director of Talent and Organizational Development, Harness.io

Building Culture in a New Corporate World
11:00 Ballroom A

Chris Deshazor serves as the Director of Talent and Organizational Development for Harness.io. He has many years of experience in talent development, organizational development, systems implementation and business consulting. With many years of experience, Mr. Deshazor regularly develops custom solutions for his clients and projects.

Mr. Deshazor joined Harness in 2022 to develop their talent resources and drive effective team building.

Prior to Harness, he served as the North America Talent Development Manager for Citrix and previously as a Global Learning Consultant for Lenovo.


Lindsay WregeLindsay Wrege, Co-founder and CEO of 321 Coffee

Empowering Unique Employee Skills
11:00 Ballroom C

Lindsay Wrege is the co-founder and CEO of 321 Coffee, a coffee shop and roaster that employs individuals with disabilities.

She developed the idea for 321 Coffee while an undergraduate at the Poole College of Management at NC State; She graduated with a B.S in Business Administration and a concentration in Entrepreneurship. During her time at NC State, Lindsay participated in various pitch competitions, including the Andrews Launch Accelerator, and partook in many mentoring and networking groups.

 


Patricia CarterDr. Patricia J. Carter, CEO of Breakpoint Coaching, LLC

The Intersection of Mentoring and Coaching
1:00 Ballroom C

Dr. Patrice Carter lives in North Carolina and is married to the love of her life and retired Army Veteran, Dalton, and is a “bonus” Mom to their son Miles and daughters Destiny and Desire. She is a proud Military Spouse and U.S. Army Reserve Veteran.

She is the CEO of Breakpoint Coaching, LLC, where she certifies and trains Christian Life Coaches through eCourse based products and services and, she mentors Life Coaches who want to establish their own Life Coaching Schools and eCourses.

Dr. Carter is also a highly sought after Speaker and Author of SUPERb Woman: From Bad Girl to God’s Girl and 65 Ways to be Successful in Business.

Dr. Carter has 35+ years of combined experience in Entrepreneurship, Military, Healthcare and Academia and holds these degrees: PhD in Organization and Management, M.B.A and M.S.A. in Healthcare Management, B.S. in Management.

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Rebecca Brock

Rebecca Brock, Senior Vice President and Fiduciary Director, Truist Wealth

First a Merger, then a Pandemic: How Truist Maintained High Employee Engagement
1:00 Ballroom A

Rebecca Brock serves as the Senior Vice President and Fiduciary Director at Truist Wealth. In this role, Mrs. Brock is responsible for management, implementation, and execution of fiduciary administration for the Advisory Center; Recently her role expanded to leading the teams in Atlanta, Orlando and Richmond.

A 24-year financial services veteran, Mrs. Brock joined heritage Truist Bank (formerly SunTrust) in 1997. Prior to her current role, she held a position as a Trust Advisor and Advisory Center Team Lead.

Mrs. Brock is a 1997 graduate of Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business with a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in Trust Management, including a minor in Financial Planning. In 2001 she obtained her Master of Business Administration also from Campbell University.