former Director of HCM Measurement Strategy Bank of America
Ron is a highly decorated learning professional whose motto is “to be the best at training the best”. His new role at Fannie Mae allows him to get back to his roots in creative design, not just evaluation which has been a primary focus for the past few years. His goal at Fannie Mae is to build a class of learning products that have better ways to collect data, both self-selected and "in the background", data that can be used to gain insight on how to build a better learning experience. Prior to Fannie Mae, Ron served as a Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he led the strategy for measurement and learning. Ron received his Ph.D in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University.
After more than 10 year of human capital consulting experience with Accenture (Andersen Consulting at the time) and IBM, Steve Kapaun founded TrainingPros in 1997. For over 10 years, TrainingPros has been the premier provider of human capital consultants in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte-Raleigh, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Florida, New York/New Jersey and Washington, DC.
Earlier in his career, Stuart spent over a decade at Accenture, where he was the global director of research and development and capability development for that firm's Strategy Consulting practice. He also served Fortune 500 clients as a strategy and management consultant, focusing on competitive market assessment, organization strategy, and new market entry.
As President, Knightsbridge USA, Stuart is responsible for all Knightsbridge businesses in the US, including Recruitment, Leadership Development, and Learning, and will oversee the development and growth of the Knightsbridge brand in the US.
Prior to Knightsbridge, Stuart was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Consulting business. He oversaw the business’s four-fold growth and global expansion. Stuart also served C-level clients across industries, helping organizations most effectively implement business strategy through people.
HR Learning & Development BlueCross BlueShield (HCSC)
Mike Kasper is the Executive Director, Strategy Support and Optimization at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a customer-owned health insurance company, and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
His responsibilities include leading teams that are accountable for the technical and functional learning of more than 10,000 employees. Mike has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the insurance industry which has included leading several operational areas, and for the past 15 years, focusing primarily on learning and development. Mike also is a frequent speaker at Chicagoland Learning Leaders peer-networking sessions. Prior to BlueCross BlueShield of IL, Mike worked at Allstate.
Mike holds an undergraduate degree in Communications, an M.B.A. from Lewis University, and an M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University.