Someone to Know: Q&A with Alyeska Pipeline Director of Human Resources Fred Millen

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 23, 2018

Fred Millen, Director of Human Resources at Alyeska Pipeline is an HR guru who specializes in workforce planning, employee development succession planning and more. With a background in Theology, he’s a wonderful storyteller, speaker and counselor to many. He hails from the south, but his colleagues joke that after 10 years in The Last Frontier, he’s “all Alaskan now.” Fred is full of HR wisdom and I’m excited to share with you our Q&A here.

Q&A with Fred Millen,
Director of Human Resources
at Alyeska Pipeline

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Someone to Know: Q&A with Hitachi Vantara Senior Internal Communications Manager Brad Whitworth

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 09, 2018

If you’ve been part of our Thanksgiving tradition - Grandma Elsie’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie - and other famous recipes, then you might already know a little bit about this smart and kind leader. Brad Whitworth, along with his wife Peg Champion, are the head Chefs of Grandma Elsie’s West Coast Test Kitchen and have brought forward many of our favorite recipes over the years featuring Grandma Elsie’s spices. And when he’s not testing recipes in Grandma Elsie’s honor, Brad serves as the Senior Internal Communications Manager at Hitachi Vantara. Prior to joining Hitachi, Brad led communication programs at HP, Cisco, PeopleSoft, Micro Focus and AAA, and is a sought after speaker on business communications. He shares incredible insights on everything from the most effective communications channels to the importance of knowing what you don’t know, to the lessons he’s learning from his new vineyard. I hope you enjoy his insights as much as I did!

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Someone to Know: Q&A with The Way Women Work Founder Rania Anderson

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 25, 2018

Women are one of the most underutilized resources, according to Rania Anderson, a leader and keynote speaker you should know. Our paths recently crossed and as a father of two girls, I was immediately inspired by the important work she does to advance business results by intentionally recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the workplace. Rania is a sought-after expert in the field and she shares insights from her work with progressive companies that have done exceptional work preparing and mentoring women for leadership roles. While her focus is on advancing women in the workplace, I believe her thoughts serve as an inspiration for all.

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Someone to Know: Q&A with Nationwide Chief Communications Officer (CCO) Rick Phillips

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 09, 2018

No one I know is more focused on best in class communications that deliver results than Rick Phillips. As Chief Communications Officer for Nationwide, Rick leads the company’s corporate communications program, serving all corporate, staff and business units within the company. He’s constantly motivating his team to think bigger, better and to ensure communications is positively impacting brand, reputation and performance. Rick offers terrific advice on a wide range of topics communicators care about, including the art of providing leaders sound and courageous advice, even when it may not be what they want to hear.


 Q&A with Rick Phillips,
Chief Communications Officer (CCO)
at Nationwide
 

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Someone to Know: Q&A with Rockwell Automation Senior Vice President of Human Resources Susan Schmitt

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Apr 03, 2018

What do strategy, saddles and sequins all have in common? Susan Schmitt! Susan is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Rockwell Automation. She is leading the company’s efforts to build leadership capability and make Rockwell a place where employees are energized to do their best work and attract the very best talent. When not leading HR strategy for this global organization, she’s pursuing her other passions – horses and ballroom dancing. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Susan for many years and watching her transform Rockwell. I’m excited for you to get to know and learn from her as well.

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Someone to Know: Q&A with Bloomberg Global Head of Employee and Innovation Communications Ethan McCarty

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Mar 19, 2018

Next up in my series of wonderfully intelligent leaders I think you should know is someone who has made his mark in the Marketing Communications space in many ways, including developing IBM’s groundbreaking blogging guidelines. Today, he leads a team of internal, multimedia and external communicators who activate, inspire and inform his organization’s 18,000+ employees. I hope you enjoy this next Q&A!


 Q&A with Ethan McCarty,
Global Head of Employee and Innovation Communications
at Bloomberg

 

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Someone to Know: Q&A with Hill-Rom Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Ken Meyers

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 29, 2018

This year, I’m starting a series that focuses on some of the smartest, kindest and most talented people I’m fortunate to work with and know.  In every interaction with them, there’s much wisdom that they share, and they do it in a way that makes one appreciative and grateful.  Here’s the first in our series of people I think you’d want to know!


Q&A with Ken Meyers, CHRO of Hill‑Rom

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