Schedule and Speakers

Pre-conference workshops available on August 6

Links to videos will be emailed to attendees on August 3.

 

Impact. Reflect. Recharge. Repeat.

The daily grind of a professional job can be draining. Striving for success can cause a professional to fall into that daily continuous grind. But in today’s constantly on and connected world, creating the personal space and toolkit to reflect and recharge is critical. Success in the long run will depend on a professional's ability to keep energy and passion levels high continuously. We will review the why and how on reflecting and recharging to make the most impact in your career.

Buster Arnwine - General Manager at Upspring, LLC. and John Rousett - Certified High Performance Coach

 

Change is the New Constant

Change happens all the time. It's happening at a faster pace now. Chung Tan will examine how to manage change from an organizational perspective.

Chung Tan - CEcD, EDFP, Business Development Manager at the City of Fayetteville

 

August 6, 2020 - Live Conference Sessions

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Conference Introduction

Lisa Bridgers - Mistress of Ceremonies, Regional Director Employee Experience at VMLY&R

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Approaching Change Strategically
Learn the five key components for successful change management. Practice applying these components in a live working session. Then, learn how to assess change efforts to measure success and determine direction.

Amanda Danish - Sr. Director, Shopper Strategy at Saatchi & Saatchi X

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Becoming a Leader
Each year, Latriece Watkins captures and writes down a leadership lesson from that year – one she knows will make her a better leader; she has one for each of her 20+ years at Walmart. She will share a few of the most impactful lessons learned throughout her career and offer insights on achieving professional success.

Latriece Watkins - Executive Vice President of Consumables at Walmart U.S. Stores

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Reflection Rooms & Break
During this time, please visit a reflection room to share thoughts and ideas you have about regarding the conference presentation topics thus far. Please feel free to take a break during this time to stretch, breathe, and get ready for the next session.

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

A Personal Story of Change and Adaptability
Andrew Schick will discuss Hilti’s Diversity and Inclusion journey and his role as a Director. He will share his personal inclusion journey, including his challenges and learning as a leader. Andrew will also talk about how global organizations are tackling the diversity and inclusion challenge and turning it into a talent attraction opportunity.

Andrew Schick - Talent Acquisition Director at Hilti North America

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm

Conference Wrap Up & Conference Prize Drawings
Stay tuned for conference prize drawings (must be present in this live session to be considered for drawings) and closing thoughts.

4:40 pm - 5:15 pm

Happy Hour & Connection Rooms
You are invited to attend the post-conference Happy Hour and Connection Rooms. Bring your favorite beverage, your desire to meet new people, your willingness to share and visit with other conference attendees.

Latriece Watkins

Latriece Watkins

Executive Vice President of Consumables
Walmart U.S. Stores

Becoming a Leader

Each year, Latriece Watkins captures and writes down a leadership lesson from that year – one she knows will make her a better leader; she has one for each of her 20+ years at Walmart. She will share a few of the most impactful lessons learned throughout her career and offer insights on achieving professional success.

Latriece leads all merchandising strategies for the company’s baby, beauty, household chemicals, household paper, over the counter pharmacy, personal care and pet business. Latriece and her team are passionate about finding new ways to save customers money on everyday items.

Latriece has served in a variety of key leadership roles within Sam’s Club, Walmart U.S. Merchandising, Human Resources and U.S. Store Operations. In her two decades with the retailer, she has led several important portfolio and strategic initiatives across the company, which enables her to bring a 360-degree approach to her leadership while keeping customers at the center.

Latriece began her career as an intern in Walmart’s real estate department while attending law school. Upon graduation, she joined the Walmart real estate department full-time. During her 10 years there she worked in a variety roles, including director of realty transactions, director of asset management and director of excess land disposition and development.

In 2008, Latriece developed her core merchandising skills in her role leading the company’s cross-functional Supplier Collaboration initiative at Sam’s Club. She helped evaluate, develop and implement joint business planning process and tools.

Latriece joined Walmart U.S. Merchandising as the divisional market manager of adult beverage in 2010. Two years later, she was promoted to vice president of adult beverages, and in 2014, promoted to senior vice president of snacks and beverages. In this role, she led the cross-functional team to drive sales and innovation, manage profit and inventory and provide retailtainment opportunities for customers.

In 2015, Latriece was offered a unique opportunity to support the Enterprise Strategy by leading the Ways of Working work stream, a role designed to define how associates work together across the company to achieve shared business goals more efficiently and effectively. Shortly after this role, she progressed to senior vice president of store operations before moving to her current role.

Latriece holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Spelman College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. During her time at Walmart, Latriece served two terms as chair of UNITY, Walmart’s affinity group for African American associates. Every month, Latriece sets aside time for mentoring fellow associates through their career path. Learning from their experiences and giving feedback of her own gives her great joy.


Andrew Schick

Andrew Schick Watkins

Talent Acquisition Director
Hilti North America

A Personal Story of Change and Adaptability

Andrew Schick will discuss Hilti’s Diversity and Inclusion journey and his role as a Director. He will share his personal inclusion journey, including his challenges and learning as a leader. Andrew will also talk about how global organizations are tackling the diversity and inclusion challenge and turning it into a talent attraction opportunity

Andrew leads a team of 26 and is responsible for recruiting talent across the U.S. and Canada for Hilti North America.

Andrew’s philanthropic passion is food insecurity with seniors. He currently serves on the Collin County Meals on Wheels Board of Directors. You can find him regularly delivering meals for the organization.

Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and was recently chosen to participate in Leadership Dallas. 

When not at Hilti or serving his community, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. 


Chung Tan, CEcD, EDFP

Chung Tan

New Business Manager, Department of Economic Vitality
City of Fayetteville

Change is the New Constant

Change happens all the time. It's happening at a faster pace now. Chung Tan will examine how to manage change from an organizational perspective.

Chung is the Business Development Manager at the City of Fayetteville in Arkansas. She was formerly the Chief Economic Development Officer at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. Prior to that, Chung was an economic development specialist with the City of Monterey Park in California. As an economic development professional, Chung works with her team to recruit, retain, and develop businesses to her communities.

She previously co-owned a trading company in Malaysia selling disposable healthcare products to Europe. Chung was also once a marketing manager for the States of Arkansas and Georgia ASEAN (Association of South-East Asia Nations) Office in Malaysia. In that capacity, Chung was instrumental in assisting Arkansas and Georgia companies to do business in South-East Asia, China, Australia and New Zealand.

Chung is a member of the Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives (AEDCE), National Development Council (NDC), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). She is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), and a Mid-South Economic Development Professional (MSEDP). Chung was recognized as one of ten Women in Business 2016 by the NWA Business Journal. Chung volunteers on professional committees such as the IEDC International Advisory Committee and nonprofit boards such as the Ozark Literacy Council Board and Stephen M Percival Adult Education Advisory Board.

She is a graduate of the National University of Malaysia and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Chung is married and has two daughters and two sons.


Buster Arnwine

Buster Arnwine

General Manager
UpSpring LLC at Reckitt Benckiser

Impact. Reflect. Recharge. Repeat.

The daily grind of a professional job can be draining. Striving for success can cause a professional to fall into that daily continuous grind. But in today’s constantly on and connected world, creating the personal space and toolkit to reflect and recharge is critical. Success in the long run will depend on a professionals ability to keep energy and passion levels high continuously. We will review the why and how on reflecting and recharging to make the most impact in your career.

Buster Arnwine works for Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a leading global FMCPG manufacturer. He is originally from Tennessee, where he studied Supply Chain at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Buster brings a diverse background spanning multiple functions, working with a variety of customers and brands from the FMCPG field. In 2004, Buster started his career in supply chain where he gained experience in customer service, forecasting, and transportation. After serving in various successful roles in Supply Chain, at both Unilever and RB, Buster moved to the Sales and Marketing side of the business in 2010. Previously, Buster has held the following positions: Lysol Trade Manager, Sam’s Club Sales Director, US Healthcare Trade Director, and Walmart VP. Currently, Buster is enjoying working at a RB-acquired startup, UpSpring Baby in Austin, TX.


Amanda Danish

Amanda Danish

Sr. Director, Shopper Strategy
Saatchi & Saatchi X

Approaching Change Strategically

Learn the five key components for successful change management. Practice applying these components in a live working session. Then, learn how to assess change efforts to measure success and determine direction.

Amanda Danish has an M.A. in Industrial Organizational Psychology and 16 years’ experience in shopper marketing. Her focus includes training/development and organizational design as well as behavioral economics and shopper strategy.