Patrick M. Wright is the William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources in the School of ILR at Cornell University. He teaches and conducts research in the area of strategic HR management, with a particular focus on how HR practices, the HR function, and how HR leaders can affect firm performance. He sits on seven journal editorial boards and has served on the board of directors for Human Resource Planning Society, World at Work, and the Society for Human Resource Foundation.
John W. Boudreau, professor of management and organization at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, is recognized for breakthrough research on human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage.
David A. Pace is currently executive vice president and chief resource officer for OSI Restaurant Partners, Inc. where he leads teams responsible for human resource management as well as real estate and development. Before, Pace had been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and not-for-profit leader. He was previously CHRO for Starbucks Coffee Company and YUM Brands International, having lived overseas for six years in both London and Nicosia, Cyprus. He is an adjunct faculty member in Southern Methodist University’s Cox Graduate School of Business.
Elizabeth ‘‘Libby’’ Sartain is now an active business advisor and board member. As CHRO of both Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, she led significant business transformation initiatives as a member of executive leadership teams and guided global HR efforts focusing on attracting, retaining, and developing employees. Her focus has been growth companies, where she developed employment brand strategies that helped increase the workforce exponentially while establishing company reputation as a leading employer of choice. She serves on the boards of directors of Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Manpower and advises several start-ups and mature organizations on HR, employer branding, and talent management. Sartain served as chairman of the board of the Society for Human Resource Management in 2001.
Paul McKinnon is head of human resources at Citi Corporate Center, which he joined in 2008 with twenty-five years of experience in HR management, consulting, and education. He is responsible for all HR for Citigroup and all talent management programs. Prior to this assignment, he was head of talent management for Citigroup.
Richard L. Antoine is president of the National Academy of Human Resources and a consultant on talent management and CEO/senior management succession planning working with CEOs and CHROs. Prior to this he held a number of line positions at Procter & Gamble during a thirty-nine-year career, the last eleven of them as the global HR officer reporting to the CEO.