HR and Office Culture Forum
Jacqueline M. Welch is SVP of the Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion division and Chief Diversity Officer of Freddie Mac. She is a member of the company’s senior operating committee and reports directly to CEO Don Layton. As head of HR, Welch delivers business and subject matter leadership, strategy and execution to the senior leadership team on organizational design and development, change leadership and alignment of all HR functions.
In her role as Chief Diversity Officer, Welch leads Freddie Mac’s diversity and inclusion strategy of its workforce and supplier diversity programs, as well as across business activities. She is also responsible for the compliance of the diversity reporting requirements required by law and directed by Freddie Mac’s regulator and conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
Welch has more than 20 years of experience in HR strategy and execution, including most recently as SVP of international human resources for Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta.
Matthew Owenby joined Aflac in 2012 as vice president of HR Business Partners, bringing with him more than a decade of human resources leadership experience at Bank of America and General Electric. He assumed his current position in May 2015, where he leads the effort to apply Aflac’s global initiatives while providing strategic direction for the Human Resources and Leadership, Learning and Development teams.
In 2016, he was ranked No. 1 in the Top Corporate Leader Award – Over 35 category, a Gold winner in the HR Executive of the Year category and a Silver Stevie honoree in the HR Executive of the Year category.
Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University. He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Matt Hoffman is currently the VP, People at DigitalOcean, the world's most simple cloud for developers and one of the fastest-growing startups in NY. He joined DO in April of 2015 and in that time has helped scale the company from 70 to almost 300 employees. Matt is responsible for leadership in the practice areas of talent acquisition, talent development, people operations and employee experience. Prior to DigitalOcean, Matt was Sr. Director of People Operations at Return Path, a global leader in email solutions, and one of the most innovative people-focused companies in the country. In 2014 Return Path was named the #2 Best Place to Work in the US by Fortune Magazine. Matt has also held a number of HR and People leadership roles at several Fortune 500 companies.
Sarah Dunn is responsible for Tapestry’s people and talent strategy, leading all HR functions for Tapestry across all brands and geographies.
Sue Quackenbush joined Vonage in November 2015 as Chief Human Resources Officer. She leads all aspects of Human Resources, including compensation, benefits, training, talent acquisition and development, and organizational development and effectiveness.
Sue brings with her 26 years of experience, spending 18 years in human resources and eight years in corporate finance. Prior to joining Vonage, Sue was Chief Human Resources Officer at Presidio, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Quackenbush was Vice President of Human Resources at DMG Information & Events and earlier, Head of Human Resources, Global Banking & Financial Markets, for BT (British Telecommunications).
Sue has also held executive roles at Thomson Reuters, R.H. Donnelley, Honeywell and Ford Motor Company. She earned an M.B.A. from Drexel University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.
As Chief Talent Officer of GroupM Worldwide, Tim focuses his attention on the development of talent, culture, training and development, and the strategic positioning of GroupM in the Global Marketing and Advertising community.
Tim began his career at The New York Times in 1984 in the Corporate Advertising Department. In 1987, he accepted a corporate operations role at Newsweek Magazine where he furthered his knowledge of the publishing industry. To broaden his expertise in the advertising industry, Tim joined Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in 1989 and ultimately became a Director in the Corporate Human Resources Department. In 2001, Tim was a part of the founding team that formed GroupM Worldwide – the world’s largest Media Investment Management company.
Tim is a musician, a competitive USTA tennis player, has been published by many traditional and digital publishers, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal. He has received many awards for his professional and charitable work and has been a guest speaker at the AAF Conference, the NYC Center for Communication and many colleges and universities.
Tim is a graduate of St. John’s University and has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.
Dan has over 20 years of business development and finance experience in the financial services and technology space. He is the Vice President of Business Development at Laurel Road, responsible for growing business development and partnerships for the student loan refinancing product.
Previously, Dan grew his own consulting firm that worked with and grew consumer, FinTech and retail-oriented companies. Before that, Dan held senior business development positions within the media and asset trading industry. He also spent the first few years of his career on the institutional side of Wall Street working at a hedge fund and building an equity research team for a boutique merchant and investment banking firm.
Dan is a native New Yorker that received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Syracuse University.
YJP is an exclusive community dedicated to connecting young professionals with industry leaders. Join us as we discuss what HR experts are looking for when they hire top talent and how to retain them with a stellar office culture. We will be serving gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking as we convene with the industry's top movers and shakers!
6:00 - 6:45 PM | Dinner & Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:15 PM | Concurrent Roundtable Discussions
8:15 - 9:00 PM | Post-Session Networking, Cocktails & Dessert
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This event starts on January 10th at 6:00 PM.