Learning & Development Executive Summit 2023

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
June 4, 2023 - June 6, 2023

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Welcome to Opal Group’s Learning & Development Executive Summit

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative, and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Human Resources, Learning & Development, and Talent Management senior executives.

Why should you attend?

Discuss pressing topics
that are shaping the future workspace

Create purposeful connections
with other senior-level enterprise executives

Strategically-built experience
curated to support your strategy

What can you expect?

Interactive Sessions
with real-world examples to benchmark best practices.

Panel discussion with YMCA, Google, Edelman and TOMS. Speakers seated in this order from left to right.

Networking spaces
in formal and informal activities to lead impactful change.

One-One Meetings
with groundbreaking solution providers selected by you.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Cherlene Willis at (212) 532-9898 ext 953 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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Opal Group is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Join Opal Group’s Human Resources Network group and be the first to get the latest updates and discuss trending topics with other Human Resource, Learning & Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion executives.

Click on the speakers photo to learn more about them.

Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Chief DEI Officer, Pfizer

Hillary Miller, Chief Learning Officer, PennState Health

Theresa Zeller, Global Head of Integrated Learning Experiences, Merck

Jennifer Iannetta, Learning Architect MMD, Integrated Learning Experience Team, Merck

Dr. KimLoan Tran, Vice President of Talent Management, Allstate Corporation

Eileen Cooke, Vice President, Enterprise Learning & Development, CVS

Jackie Parker, SVP Talent Management & Chief Diversity Officer, Global Payments

Kevin Farrell, Director of Instructional Design & Development, Liberty Mutual

Sandya Magge, Chief Impact Officer, Sorenson Communications

Terry Morris, AVP of Racial Justice, Eli Lilly and Company

Lora McCray, Vice President DEI, Engagement & Outreach Officer, Freddie Mac

Marquetta Alexander, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, RWJBarnabas Health

Neferiatiti Holt, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, EZCORP

Jo Linda Johnson, Former Sr. Executive, Department of Homeland Security

Susan Stith, Former Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Charitable Giving and President, Cigna Foundation

Dr. Theresa Watts, SVP Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, True Religion Brand Jeans

Suzanne Cardwell, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CarMax

Elisa Bannon-Jones, Chief People Officer, GNC

Raila Roinisalo, Director of Leadership Development, Denny’s

Megan Bickle, Global Head of Culture, Employee Engagement and Employee Listening, Western Digital

David Posluszny, Head of Learning and Capability Development for the Americas, Air Products

Amy Lentz, Vice President Human Resources, TOMS

Elaine Becraft, SVP Global Head of People & Culture, Siemens Healthineers

Allison Babik, Director of Learning & Development, Omnicom Media Group

Abby Jeremiah, Vice President, Global Head of Talent, Culture & DEIB, Saks OFF 5th

Tamara McGriff, Director, Global Talent Management, Bristol Myers Squibb

Lisa Walker, Chief Diversity and Learning Officer, GBMC HealthCare

Tisha Boyd, Senior Director of Learning and Development, Envestnet Inc.

Timothy Ballenger, Director, Culture and DEI, Veolia North America

Maureen Pomeroy, Director of Learning and Development, Day & Zimmermann

Seema Bhansali, VP of Employee Experience, Henry Schein

Alison Shea, Chief of Global Learning Strategy, Coretography, and Former Vice President of Global Learning and Talent Development, State Street

Sarah Jorgenson, Senior Consultant, Perceptyx

Carla Garcia Williams, Senior Director, People Analytics Consulting, Visier

Dianna Anderson, Co-Founder & CEO, Cylient

Mindy Honcoop, Founder & HR Advisor, Agile in HR

Azucena Perez, Vice President, Mentor & Coaching Program, Ceresa

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More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

Benefit from an exclusive networking opportunity

Connect, benchmark, and network through the discussion of key strategies, practices, and ideas related to L&D.

Develop new business relationships

Engage, interact, and build relationships with leading enterprise organizations that are actively seeking new business partners.

Request more information about attending, speaking, and sponsorship opportunities at info@opalgroup.net.

  • Creating new L&D models for an evolving global workforce
  • Identifying key organizational capabilities to drive growth and innovation
  • Identifying and developing future leaders internally
  • Leveraging L&D to improve onboarding, retention and performance
  • Reinventing continuous learning strategies to engage Millennials
  • Aligning L&D strategies with business objectives
  • Leveraging learning measurement and analytics
  • Integrating informal learning approaches
  • Designing programs for a multigenerational workforce
  • Utilizing technology tools to develop skills for future business needs
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Participating solution providers and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides relevant information needed to indicate your meeting preferences.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons, and cocktail receptions. Sponsors are able to leverage the Summit’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The Learning & Development Executive Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event for heads of learning, development, leadership development, talent management, and organizational effectiveness from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations.


Chief Learning Officers (CLOs)
Chief Talent Officers (CTOs)
SVP/VP/Head of Learning & Development
SVP/VP/Head of Talent Management
SVP/VP/Head of Leadership Development
SVP/VP/Head of Human Resources


Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Cherlene Willis at (212) 532-9898 ext. 953 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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      If you would like to experience rich networking opportunities and getting to know others in the industry, this conference is where you can do that. Opal Group does a really good job of bringing together an amazing experience. Alaina Doyle

      VP, Learning and Development, Wells Fargo

      Outstanding opportunity to network and learn with leaders doing the essential work in the L&D / DEI space. Unbelievable value-rich impact! Tracy Salters

      Director L&D, American Airlines

      The Opal organization planned and executed one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The speakers were extremely knowledgeable and willing to share not only their stories but details that other practitioners can use to have an impact back at their organizations. Duane J La Bom

      Chief Learning & Inclusion Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

      The first time I participated in an in-person conference post pandemic, and it went above and beyond my expectations. Thought provoking agenda and great speakers. Eli Bendet-Taicher

      Head of Global Learning & Development, WIX

      Opal Group's creation, planning and execution of the L&D and DEI Executive Summit in Atlanta was absolutely flawless. The sessions were extremely engaging and full of information, offering best practices from top experts in the field. These people know what they are doing and have raised the bar for all other event planning organizations. Kudos to the folks at Opal Group. Bradie Speller

      Director, Global Strategy Office, Change & Transformation, UPS

      The Summit was inspirational, educational, and practical. The most valuable take-away for me was the network of leaders I had the opportunity to learn from and engage with across a myriad of industries. It was very comforting and reaffirming to hear from other leaders experiencing similar challenges and learning how handled, managed, and worked their way through them. The network I built at the Summit has already been a tremendous support system to me and others and for that, I am extremely grateful. Sui Lang L. Panoke

      Sr. Vice President, Diversity. Equity. Inclusion, Zions Bank

      The event was well beyond my expectations. The presentations and learning opportunities were fantastic. I benchmarked what our organization was doing with the other attendees and developed concepts for scoping out projects and programming for our team. The networking was phenomenal! I met other colleagues in the same profession and enjoyed the camaraderie built during the conference networking events. LynnAnn H

      Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Texas State University

      Opal Group does a great job of planning and orchestrating fun yet informative HR topics for Heads of HR to come together to share best practices and plans for the future of work. Gianetta Jones

      VP HR, Coca-Cola United