With a career that spans more than 15 years, Maisha L. Cannon strategically connects employers to talent that will enhance and grow their businesses.
Since her first days as a full-cycle Recruiter at E! Entertainment, Maisha has taken a unique approach to identifying, attracting and evaluating talent. She has filled countless positions for a wide spectrum of Fortune 500 companies and coached hundreds of candidates on resume writing and interviewing skills.
Maisha’s long-time interest in technology took new shape after becoming an Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter/Certified Diversity Recruiter via AIRS. After continuing to hone her social recruiting and creative sourcing skills, she placed third in the World’s Greatest Sourcer competition in 2015.
In her downtime, Maisha publishes a career advice column that presents targeted, topical articles to empower job seeker 2.0. She is currently a Talent Strategist for the largest open source community in the world. Follow her @talentgenie.
Bryan Chaney is a global talent sourcing and attraction strategist. He’s worked at IBM, Twilio and currently leads employment brand for corporate recruitment at Indeed. Bryan has worked in recruiting, technology, and marketing, providing him insights into the marketing of hiring, the importance of technology and the buying process that candidates make when applying for jobs. He’s an international speaker and trainer on the topic of recruitment and talent branding and loves to travel. The Huffington Post recently named him one of the Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter. That and FiveBucks will get him a delicious cuppa coffee.
As senior director of Internal Communications at ADP, Jenny DeVaughn leads strategic outreach to inform and engage over 50,000 associates at this global human capital management company. Previously at ADP, DeVaughn led Employer Brand and Marketing, driving strategies for employment branding, digital, mobile and social media that set the company apart as an employer of choice.
Prior to ADP, DeVaughn was senior director, Employment Branding, Mobile and Social Media for Randstad Sourceright, social media manager for Waste Management, and director of Social Strategy at Bernard Hodes Group.
DeVaughn is a practitioner of networking, with over 30,000 first-level LinkedIn connections. She has shared insights on social media, marketing, communication and branding at SXSW, LinkedIn Talent Connect and The Conference Board events, and at Facebook’s headquarters. Her comments were featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and on NBC.
Chris Havrilla is currently the VP of Global HR Technology at ADP – Responsible for envisioning, overseeing, evangelizing, and ensuring implementation of ADP’s corporate strategic direction of global HR systems, data & analytics – as well as an internal influencer in product direction. She started her career as a Software Engineer, eventually finding her true passion in a functional career within HR, with a strong focus on Talent/Recruiting/Sourcing — working at companies like Deloitte, Hitachi, Eclipsys/Allscripts, and CTG — or consulting for SMB to Fortune 100 companies on all aspects of strategy, process, technology, and training as it relates to Talent and HR. Never straying too far from her geeky roots, Chris loves figuring out how data, tools and technology can help change the face of HR and how business decisions are made leveraging two critical differentiators in the success of any business — talent and information management.
A 20 year veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology and others in the USA as well as iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and Chief Innovation Evangelist at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of The Muse, a career platform used by 50+ million millennials to find a job, learn professional skills or advance in their careers. A WSJ and Harvard Business Review contributor, Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard and appeared on TODAY and CNN. She has also been named to SmartCEO’s Future50 and Inc.’s 35 Under 35. A Duke alum, Kathryn worked in Rwanda with the Clinton Health Access Initiative before founding The Muse, and was previously at McKinsey & Company.
As a lifelong student in the recruitment industry, Shannon is passionate about improving it. Shannon has a diverse background in training, sourcing, international recruitment, full desk recruiting, coaching, and journalism. Shannon got her start in the recruitment industry at Vanderbilt University and later worked as a Senior Recruiter for Internal Data Resources and Community Health Systems, Social Media Recruitment Ambassador for T-Mobile USA, Director of Recruiting for Moxy, Trainer with AIRS, and last as a Manager of Global Sourcing and Training for ManpowerGroup Solutions RPO.
Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, FordyceLetter.com and SourceCon.com, with ERE Media. She’s returned to her first love, sourcing, and now works for GE Digital as Sr. Manager for US Digital Talent Recruitment Sourcing. You can connect with her on Twitter at @researchgoddess.
Kristi Wawro currently serves as Director, Enterprise Talent Sourcing for The Walt Disney Company, leading sourcing across all functional areas of the company including Technology, HR, Finance, Legal, Digital Media and Creative, as well as for unique and specialized roles across Disney’s businesses. As the leader of the Sourcing Center of Excellence, Kristi partners with Talent Acquisition leaders and teams with Corporate, Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media to drive talent strategies. What she loves the most about her role is advancing Sourcing into the world of talent insights and watching her team innovate every day.
Kristi began her Talent Acquisition career with Korn Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles, two of the world’s leading retained executive search firms, completing searches at the C-level for large, multi-national entertainment companies. Prior to ”boomeranging” back to the Disney team in 2010 as Director, Executive Search, Kristi oversaw recruitment teams at NBC Universal and Ticketmaster. Kristi earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Missouri. A native of the Midwest, Kristi currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.