Melissa is an award-winning talent & learning leader @ Kraft University who drives world-class development and knowledge sharing through involvement in the design and facilitation of employee development programs.
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.
Director, Global Internal Communications Johnson Controls
Sangita has more than 15 years of experience in corporate communications including team dynamics, organizational culture, diversity and leadership development.
Her career spans a broad range of industries in companies ranging in size from Fortune 500s to small boutique firms. Coming to the field with a background in both leadership development and the sciences, she is able to apply a multi-disciplinary, broad-based approach to corporate communications using a variety of analytical and creative strategies. She is currently Director of Internal Communications at Johnson Controls Power Solutions. Sangita is also adjunct faculty at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management teaching courses in Executive Success Skills, which emphasizes writing, speaking and presentation, and Organizational Diversity.
Sangita holds Master’s in Liberal Studies (gender/culture concentration) from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a certified Meyers-Briggs (MBTI) practitioner. In her spare time, she paints in multi-media, travels and writes.
Senior Consultant, Leadership Development Discover Financial Services
Jennifer is an insightful and energetic Talent Management and Development Professional with proven expertise in partnering with business leaders, career and leadership coaching, performance management, employee relations, and solution- focused HR.