November 11-13, 2024 • Bowie House, an Auberge Resorts Collection Property • Fort Worth, Texas

November 11-13, 2024 • Bowie House, an Auberge Resorts Collection Property • Fort Worth, Texas

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Leaders from some of the world’s greatest organizational cultures will be your champions over the course of the event

 

MEET YOUR 2024 CULTURE PIONEERS

GINGER HARDAGE

Former Senior VP of Culture & Communication

Ginger was an ambassador of the world-famous Southwest Culture, leading to honors like 23 consecutive years on FORTUNE’s “Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World” list. Most importantly, Ginger helped champion the values that have made Southwest a culture of enduring greatness.

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DAVID SALYERS

Original Chick-fil-A Marketing Executive & Pioneer

One of the original two marketing executives at Chick-fil-A, David went on to spend 37 years in the CFA Marketing Department and most recently as a Vice President. David was also instrumental in the development and growth of the iconic ‘cow campaign’ and championed a marketing department that rose to international prominence.

Cynt Marshall

Chief Executive Officer

Cynt Marshall has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and over a 36-year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as the CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation. She is credited with setting the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity, and brought transparency through her values-based leadership style that evolved the company culture even in her first 100 days. Forbes named Cynt one of 15 of the world’s most inspiring female leaders and in 2020 she was awarded the Girl Scouts of America Lifetime Achievement award. Additionally, she was named as one of Adweek’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports.

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GREG HOFFMAN

Former Chief Marketing Officer

Greg Hoffman, former Chief Marketing Officer at Nike, knows how to make customers feel that they are “part of something important that made them better than they were before.” When you get it right, you won’t just have customers—you’ll gain fans. One of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in the business world, Greg has spoken at Netflix, Google, Facebook and more, and his book Emotion by Design is a guide to how he led Nike’s most iconic modern campaigns and worked with athletes like LeBron James. He’ll show you that adding emotions to your brand’s story isn’t a mysterious process: it’s something you can design.

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Meet The Practitioners

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Liz Fosslien

Author, Thought Leader, and Head of Storytelling

Liz Fosslien is the co-author and illustrator of the national best-seller Big Feelings and the Wall Street Journal best-seller No Hard Feelings and an expert on effectively embracing emotions at work. Liz is also on the leadership team of Atlassian’s Team Anywhere, where she helps distributed teams advance how they collaborate. Liz regularly speaks about how leaders can walk the line between sharing and oversharing, build resilient teams, and create high-performing cultures of belonging. Her work has been featured by Good Morning America, The Economist, TED, The New York Times, NPR, Adam Grant, and Mindy Kaling.
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Erick Severson

Chief People Officer

Eric Severson is Chief People, ESG & Belonging Officer at Neiman Marcus Group (NMG). In this role, Eric is responsible for leading the People Services, Corporate Communications, and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) organizations for NMG. For three decades, Eric has built evidence-based systems to manage talent and drive organizational performance, enabling companies to differentiate their employment brands and drive competitive advantage through talent.
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Eric Severson

Chief People Officer

Eric Severson is Chief People, ESG & Belonging Officer at Neiman Marcus Group (NMG). In this role, Eric is responsible for leading the People Services, Corporate Communications, and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) organizations for NMG. For three decades, Eric has built evidence-based systems to manage talent and drive organizational performance, enabling companies to differentiate their employment brands and drive competitive advantage through talent.
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Susan Salgado

Former Director of Culture and Learning

Susan Reilly Salgado, Ph.D., is a consultant and speaker whose expertise lies at the intersection of organizational culture, leadership, and customer experience. Susan’s work focuses on how organizations can leverage a strong and healthy organizational culture to achieve outstanding results. Her proprietary model of culture is rooted in her academic and executive experience, including 15 years as a partner in Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), where her leadership development work was fundamental to the company’s ability to evolve its culture throughout significant growth, including the creation and scaling of the Shake Shack brand. Susan is a co-founder of the NYC Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, has recorded a TEDx talk, has been a contributor to Inc. magazine, and was named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.

Brad Montague

Author and Founder

Brad Montague is a New York Times best selling author of books for kids and former kids. He is creator of the web series Kid President, The Circles All Around Us, and, most recently, The Fantastic Bureau of Imagination. Brad lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids. He can currently be seen as the host of the television special The Kindness Project on The Magnolia Network and Discovery Plus.

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Brad Montague

Brad Montague

Author and Founder

Brad Montague is a New York Times best selling author of books for kids and former kids. He is creator of the web series Kid President, The Circles All Around Us, and, most recently, The Fantastic Bureau of Imagination. Brad lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids. He can currently be seen as the host of the television special The Kindness Project on The Magnolia Network and Discovery Plus.

Meet THE MENTORS

KELLY ANNE DOHERTY

Chief Administrative Officer

Kelly Ann serves as EVP and Chief Administrative Officer for Mr. Cooper Group overseeing all facets of human resources, brand, corporate communications, customer relations, diversity and inclusion, employee events and programs, facilities, procurement, and security. As a strategic leader in the organization, she leads the company’s culture initiatives to create an encouraging and empowering work environment and partners closely with core business leaders to ensure we take a customer-first approach.

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Biron Pickens

VP Organizational Effectiveness & Change Leadership

Biron, the Vice President of Organization Effectiveness and Change Leadership at McKesson, is a seasoned leader driving transformative change. His work at McKesson includes leading change management, fostering a culture of transformation, and creating employee value propositions. Prior to McKesson, Biron honed his expertise in business transformation and change management at Southwest Airlines and Neiman Marcus Group.

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Biron Pickens

VP Organizational Effectiveness & Change Leadership

Biron, the Vice President of Organization Effectiveness and Change Leadership at McKesson, is a seasoned leader driving transformative change. His work at McKesson includes leading change management, fostering a culture of transformation, and creating employee value propositions. Prior to McKesson, Biron honed his expertise in business transformation and change management at Southwest Airlines and Neiman Marcus Group.

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Paige Chenault Lohoefer

Founder

Paige is the founder of The Birthday Party Project, a national nonprofit is dedicated to celebrating the lives of children experiencing homelessness through the magic of a birthday party. Under her leadership, TBPP expanded to 20 cities across the U.S., impacting over 73,000 kids with the help of nearly 35,000 dedicated volunteers. Paige’s successes have garnered widespread recognition, with features on esteemed platforms such as the TODAY Show, New York Times, ABC World News Tonight, and more. She’s also shared her insights on platforms like TEDx, advocating for meaningful cultures, brave leadership, and finding joy in the ordinary.

You’ll also be joined by several other special guests during your time at The Fellowship. We keep a few tricks up our sleeve to ensure the event is as memorable as it is transformative.