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Talent Management

Amy Lui Abel, PhD
Building highly engaging cultures, strategic talent management, human capital, CEO succession, trends in executive coaching
Managing Director, Human Capital
The Conference Board
amy.abel@conferenceboard.org

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Amy Lui Abel, PhD

Sanja M. Haas, M.A.
Brand management and human resources, talent management, diversity and inclusion, international HR management
Senior Fellow, Human Capital; Council Director, Leadership, Talent & Learning
The Conference Board

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Sanja M. Haas, M.A.

Amy Ye
Employee engagement, leadership development, talent management, and strategic human resources
Research Analyst, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Amy Ye

Diversity & Inclusion

Michelle Kan
Leadership development, organization design, talent management, and diversity and inclusion
Associate Director, Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board
michelle.kan@conferenceboard.org

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Michelle Kan

Human Capital Analytics

Nicholas Sutcliffe
Leadership challenges, organizational cultures and human resource strategies, human capital analytics, enhancing productivity
Executive Director, Asia
The Conference Board
nick.sutcliffe@conferenceboard.org

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Nicholas Sutcliffe

Mary B. Young, D.B.A.
Strategic workforce planning, big data, human capital analytics, digital transformation, inclusion and innovation
Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
mary.young@conferenceboard.org

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Mary B. Young, D.B.A.

Strategic HR

Marion Devine
Strategic human resources, talent management, and engagement, leveraging older workers, and European trends in human capital
Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe
The Conference Board

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Marion Devine

Sherlin Nair
Futureskilling the workforce, talent management, trends in executive coaching, digital transformation, strategic HR
Research Associate, Human Capital
The Conference Board

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Sherlin Nair

Patti P. Phillips, Ph.D.
ROI competency building, ROI measurement and evaluation
Distinguished Principal Research Fellow
The Conference Board
patti.phillips@conferenceboard.org

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Patti P. Phillips, Ph.D.

Employee Engagement

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Building highly engaging cultures, human capital analytics, trends in executive coaching, CEO succession, employee engagement
Leader, Employee Engagement Center and Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board
rebecca.ray@conferenceboard.org

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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Amanda Popiela
Employee ownership of engagement, leadership perspectives of C-Suite executives, mental health and well-being in the workplace
Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
amanda.popiela@conferenceboard.org

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Amanda Popiela

Corporate Governance

Douglas Chia
Corporate and board governance, shareholder engagement
Leader, Corporate Governance Center
The Conference Board
douglas.chia@conferenceboard.org

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Douglas Chia

Gary Larkin
Corporate governance trends, board composition and refreshment, shareholder engagement
Research Associate, Corporate Leadership
The Conference Board
gary.larkin@conferenceboard.org

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Gary Larkin

Manali Paranjpe
Corporate governance practices in India, risk management, sustainability
Research Associate
The Conference Board
manali.paranjpe@conferenceboard.org

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Manali Paranjpe

Sustainability

Matteo Tonello
Corporate governance and sustainability leadership, CEO succession, CEO compensation
Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Practice Lead
The Conference Board
matteo.tonello@conferenceboard.org

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Matteo Tonello

Anke Schrader
Corporate sustainability practices, corporate citizenship and philanthropic engagement, China demographic change, labor force evaluation and development
Senior Researcher
China Center for Economics and Business
anke.schrader@conferenceboard.org

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Anke Schrader

Thomas Singer
Revenue growth through sustainable products and services, corporate sustainability disclosure and performance
Principal Researcher
The Conference Board
thomas.singer@conferenceboard.org

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Thomas Singer

Minji Xie
Corporate social responsibility (China), corporate citizenship and philanthropy engagement and civil society development
Research Analyst
China Center for Economics and Business
minji.xie@conferenceboard.org

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Minji Xie

Corporate Philanthropy & Social Impact/Communications & Marketing

Alexander Parkinson
Corporate philanthropy, communicating and measuring social impact, corporate communications and marketing
Senior Researcher and Associate Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR)
The Conference Board
alexander.parkinson@conferenceboard.org

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Alexander Parkinson

Neville Hobson
Trend analysis, behaviors and practices in digital communication, disruptive change in workplaces, social media, marketing communications
Communication Leader, Social Media Leader, Digital Change Agent, Speaker

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Neville Hobson

CED/Public Policy

Steve Odland
Public policy, fiscal health, education, global competitiveness, and democratic institutions
President and CEO
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

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Steve Odland

Joseph J. Minarik
Global economy, national debt and inflation
Senior Vice President and Director of Research
Committee for Economic Development

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Joseph J. Minarik

Monica Herk
Public policy, education research and development
Vice President of Education Research
Committee for Economic Development

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Monica Herk

Global Economy

Bart van Ark
Global economic indicators, global outlook, forecasts, productivity, GDP, employment
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board
bart.vanark@conferenceboard.org

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Bart van Ark

Brian Anderson
Consumer-driven demand strategy, driving profitable growth
Associate Program Director
The Demand Institute
brian.anderson@demandinstitute.org

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Brian Anderson

Klaas de Vries
Productivity and growth, labor and capital productivity, global economy
Associate Economist
The Conference Board
klaas.devries@conferenceboard.org

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Klaas de Vries

Abdul Erumban
Productivity, technology and change, globalization, internal comparisons of economic development, and structural change
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
abdul.erumban@conferenceboard.org

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Abdul Erumban

Kenneth Goldstein
U.S. economy and forecast, labor and consumer trends, leading economic indicators, consumer confidence
Economist
ken.goldstein@conferenceboard.org

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Kenneth Goldstein

Damien Jelsch
Implications of economic developments on the finance function
Council Director, Chief Financial Officers Council
The Conference Board

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Damien Jelsch

Diane Lim, Ph.D.
Demographic trends and effects on labor markets, consumer demand, US economy, effects of public policies on economic behavior and outcomes
Principal Economist
The Conference Board
diane.lim@conferenceboard.org

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Diane Lim, Ph.D.

Willem Overmeer
Business environment scenarios and energy, testing and developing corporate strategy in a shifting environment
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board
willem.overmeer@conferenceboard.org

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Willem Overmeer

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.
Applied macroeconomics, forecasting, and international and development economies, business cycle indicators
Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research
The Conference Board
ataman.ozyildirim@conferenceboard.org

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Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.

China

David Hoffman
Thought leadership on operating environment for MNCs in China, China's regulatory policy, structural risks, development trajectory
Leader, China Center
The Conference Board
david.hoffman@conferenceboard.org

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David Hoffman

Jude Blanchette
Understanding China's policymaking process and political environment effect on MNC's, China's geo-political influence
Engagement Director
China Center for Economics and Business
jude.blanchette@conferenceboard.org

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Jude Blanchette

Ethan Cramer-Flood
China's position in the international political economy, Chinese foreign policy, trade negotiations, and geo-economic influence across politics
Associate Director, China and Asia Programs
China Center for Economics and Business
ethan.cramerflood@conferenceboard.org

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Ethan Cramer-Flood

Yuan Gao
Economic outlook and research for China, economic, fiscal, and monetary policy analysis
Senior Economist
China Center for Economics and Business
yuan.gao@conferenceboard.org

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Yuan Gao

Erik Lundh
China's emerging role in global economy, analysis of investment, trade, and financial trends in China
Senior Economist for China Geo-Economics
The Conference Board
erik.lundh@conferenceboard.org

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Erik Lundh

Siqi Zhou
Consumer market, regional development, economic growth
Associate Economist
The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business
siqi.zhou@conferenceboard.org

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Siqi Zhou

Labor Markets

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
US economic outlook, global outlook, macroeconomic analysis, labor markets
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board
gad.levanon@conferenceboard.org

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Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Crofoot
Comparative measures of employment, unemployment, labor productivity, worker compensation, unit labor costs
Senior Economist, International Labor Comparisons Program
The Conference Board
elizabeth.crofoot@conferenceboard.org

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Elizabeth Crofoot

Paul Hodgson
Executive compensation, corporate governance
Partner
BHJ Partners

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Paul Hodgson

Ilaria Maselli
Economic outlook and global economy, contingent workforce, gig economy, migration
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
ilaria.maselli@conferenceboard.org

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Ilaria Maselli

James F. Reda
Planning, creating, and implementing incentive programs, integrating incentive and corporate strategies
Managing Director, Executive Compensation
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice

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James F. Reda

Brian Schaitkin
US labor markets and macroeconomic trends, labor shortages, immigration, US regional economic conditions
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
brian.schaitkin@conferenceboard.org

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Brian Schaitkin

Jason D. Schloetzer
Corporate governance, management control systems, global supply chains
William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor of Business Administration
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
jds99@georgetown.edu

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Jason D. Schloetzer

Consumer Dynamics

Lynn Franco
Consumer behavior, indicators, consumer and business confidence
Director, Economic Indicators and Surveys
The Conference Board
lynn.franco@conferenceboard.org

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Lynn Franco

Innovation & Productivity

Carol Corrado
Measurement of intangibles and their role in innovation process and economic growth, financial innovation, innovation measurement
Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program
The Conference Board
carol.corrado@conferenceboard.org

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Carol Corrado

Anne Greer
Leading innovation, brand and innovation strategy
Program Director
The Conference Board

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Anne Greer

Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, Ph.D.
Innovation, intangible assets, internal comparative studies of innovation, productivity, economic performance
Senior Economist
The Conference Board
janet.hao@conferenceboard.org

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Xiaohui (Janet) Hao, Ph.D.

Digital Transformation

Jonathan Spector
Digital transformation, economic trends and best management practices
President and CEO
The Conference Board, Inc.

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Jonathan Spector

Center Leaders

Neal Kulick
Succession planning practices, executive development, performance management
Leader, Talent Management Center
The Conference Board

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Neal Kulick

Sarah Bond
Understanding inclusion, building inclusive workplace cultures, change management in diversity & inclusion
Leader, Diversity & Inclusion Center
The Conference Board

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Sarah Bond

Klaas Toes
Human capital analytics, strategic workforce planning, big data, ROI on leadership, talent management, and learning & development
Leader, Human Capital Analytics Center
The Conference Board

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Klaas Toes

Andrew Bell
Aligning business and human resource strategy, HR strategy for global businesses
Leader, Strategic HR Center
The Conference Board

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Andrew Bell

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Building highly engaging cultures, human capital analytics, trends in executive coaching, CEO succession, employee engagement
Leader, Employee Engagement Center and Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board
rebecca.ray@conferenceboard.org

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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Douglas Chia
Corporate and board governance, shareholder engagement
Leader, Corporate Governance Center
The Conference Board
douglas.chia@conferenceboard.org

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Douglas Chia

Dr. Uwe Schulte
Supply chain, corporate responsibility, procurement, responsible sourcing, sustainability
Leader, Global Sustainability Center
The Conference Board

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Dr. Uwe Schulte

Jeff Hoffman
Corporate social responsibility strategy, reputation and brand management, ESG governance
Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center
The Conference Board

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Jeff Hoffman

Jan Botz
Social media, corporate communications, marketing and branding
Leader, Communications & Marketing Center
The Conference Board

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Jan Botz

Steve Odland
Public policy, fiscal health, education, global competitiveness, and democratic institutions
President and CEO
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board

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Steve Odland

Bart van Ark
Global economic indicators, global outlook, forecasts, productivity, GDP, employment
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board
bart.vanark@conferenceboard.org

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Bart van Ark

David Hoffman
Thought leadership on operating environment for MNCs in China, China's regulatory policy, structural risks, development trajectory
Leader, China Center
The Conference Board
david.hoffman@conferenceboard.org

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David Hoffman

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
US economic outlook, global outlook, macroeconomic analysis, labor markets
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board
gad.levanon@conferenceboard.org

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Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

John Forsyth
Consumer insights in marketing strategy, branding, new products, segmentation, and pricing, global marketing insights & analytics
Leader, Consumer Dynamics Center
The Conference Board

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John Forsyth

John Metselaar
Innovation, leadership, strategy. culture and organizational change
Co-Leader, Productivity and Innovation Center
The Conference Board

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John Metselaar

Rita Shor
Challenges and gaps in innovation and application of innovation metrics, product development, design for Six Sigma, lead user research and leadership
Co-Leader, Innovation & Productivity Center
The Conference Board
rita.shor@conferenceboard.org

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Rita Shor

Charles Popper
Information Technology, IT governance and product/service management processes
Co-Leader, Digital Transformation Center
The Conference Board

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Charles Popper

Patrick Arlequeeuw
Digital transformation, innovation, business process management, digital strategy
Co-Leader, Digital Transformation Center
The Conference Board

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Patrick Arlequeeuw
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