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Jerry Warren
Executive Director, Global Total Rewards Network (GTRN)

Jerry Warren has recently retired from McKesson Corporation after more than eleven years in a senior HR leadership role.  As the Senior Vice President, Total Rewards, he led the compensation, health & wellness, and retirement programs for McKesson globally.

Over his 30+ year professional career in human resources, Jerry has been in a number of compensation, benefits and human resources business partner leadership roles in large complex global organizations like Amgen, Safeway, and Applied Materials.  Jerry also spent a number of years with Cadence Design Systems where he started as Corporate Compensation & Benefits Manager and progressed up to the head of HR for their Global Services organization as well as a multi-year assignment in the United Kingdom with responsibility for overall European & Middle East HR operations.

As an active member in WorldatWork since 1985, Jerry currently serves as an editorial reviewer for the association’s publications and is an Executive Compensation Advisory Board member.  A frequent speaker on total reward topics at professional association meetings and conferences, he is also a member of the Executive Compensation Council for the Conference Board, Global Total Rewards Executive Network, the Bay Area Compensation Association, SHRM, and HRPI.  Jerry has also played active roles on a number of Client Advisory Boards for companies like Fidelity Investments, AonHewitt, and Aetna.

Dr. Anna Tavis
Facilitator & Subject Matter Expert, Academic in Residence

Dr. Tavis is a Senior Organizational Consultant and Partner at Global Lab Plus with an extensive global practice in business, academia, and consulting. Anna’s corporate career spans a broad variety of industries including financial services (banking and insurance), technology, manufacturing and pharmaceutical firms. Most recently, her consulting practice expanded in the nonprofit sector.

Dr. Tavis is currently on the faculty at New York University teaching graduate and senior level courses in the departments of Organizational Behavior and Change and in Master’s Program in HR Management. She is the Executive Editor of People and Strategy Journal, a highly regarded strategic practitioner focused publication of HRPS, a SHRM affiliate.

Her publications include:

Collection of edited essays: Point Counterpoint, New Perspectives on People and Strategy (SHRM in 2012.)

Co-author of Practicing Internal OD in Practicing Organizational Development (Pfeiffer, 2008)

RM Rilke’s Russia. A Cross Cultural Encounter. (Northwestern University Press 1994)

Dr. Tavis is on the Board of Human Resource People and Strategy Association; a member of the Brain Trust at NeuroLeadership Institute and an Advisory Board member at East West Institute. She holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an Executive MBA certificate in International Business from University of South Carolina School of Business.

Anneke Luijkenaar
Executive Director, Global Sourcing and Recruiting Network (GSRN)

Anneke Luijkenaar is the former Vice President Global Talent Acquisition at Royal DSM.  At Royal DSM, Anneke was responsible for the global recruitment organization of DSM and implemented the company’s vision of becoming a strategic and proactive talent acquisition partner to DSM businesses. Prior to joining DSM, Anneke spent her entire career in the Executive Search industry and worked with Heidrick & Struggles based in Amsterdam. Her focus has been on global leadership recruitment in the Industrial sector including chemicals, natural resources, food ingredients and manufacturing. Anneke was born in the Netherlands and lived a large part of her life in Canada. She has three children and lives in Amsterdam.

Mary Lauria
Executive Director, Chief Talent Officer 250 (CTO250)

Mary Lauria is a senior Talent Management and HR executive with a strong track record of successful leadership and execution across a broad range of disciplines and industries including Health Care, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Energy and Management Consulting.

Mary retired from Johnson & Johnson in October, 2019 as the VP, Global Talent Management. In this role, Mary was responsible for a global talent strategy that included programs, process and design around key talent levers including succession management, talent acquisition, talent mobility, assessment, executive and leadership development, performance management and learning. Additionally, Mary also had HR sponsorship responsibilities for the Asia Pacific region.  In this role, she led significant leadership development initiatives focused on bringing strong talent outcomes in the emerging markets.

Previous to her role at J&J, Mary was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Constellation Energy based in Baltimore, MD.  In this role, she had responsibility for all aspects of the human resources function and was a member of the company’s Executive Committee.  She joined Constellation Energy as the Vice President, Chief Talent Officer in April, 2010 where she led the Learning & Organizational Development team.   Specifically in this role, she was responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of CE’s talent development processes, leadership development, performance management and assessment strategies.

Prior to joining Constellation Energy, Mary was the Vice President, Talent Management & Leadership Development for Wyeth, a global leader in pharmaceuticals, consumer and animal health care products, where she was responsible for talent management, leadership development and change management.

Mary previously held human resource and talent development positions in Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Pepsi and Enhanced Communications.  She began her career as a human resources and leadership development consultant at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers).

Hein Knaapen
Executive Director, HR Roundtable Group (HRRG)

With over 35 successful years helping corporations maximize returns on people investments, Hein Knaapen is an innovative and strategic leader in the field of Human Resource management. Designing and implementing people solutions, Hein has used his considerable experience to drive corporate strategy, develop executive talent and enhance employee experience.

Hein is Managing Partner, Europe, at CEO.works. He is currently focused on deploying the Talent to Value™ framework at the executive level. As an advisor and mentor, Hein aims to guide corporate leaders toward maximizing returns on their talent investments.

Prior to his current role, Hein spent 7 years as the Chief HR Officer of ING Bank, a universal bank operating worldwide, based in The Netherlands. Serving as a member of the CEO management team and leadership council, he was directly responsible for implementing the the bank’s people strategy and the redesign of its HR function. Hein helped the bank achieve both its employee experience and enterprise wide financial goals, reducing the HR cost per employee by 20%, standardizing all people processes, and developing an executive and board talent succession strategy that will help ensure consistent and effective senior leadership at the company for years to come.

Hein also served over 20 successful years at Unilever, working internationally in The Netherlands, Belgium and London as HR Director in various divisions and at the corporate level. He successfully led a number of restructuring initiatives, helping the company optimize its resources, streamline, and achieve profitability, all in periods of significant economic challenges.

Mr. Knaapen has a keen interest in precision transformation. His deep HR expertise and creative approach to the opportunities and challenges inherent in the people component of any company allow him to bring executive effectiveness to the center of organizational capability building. Recipient of a number of HR awards, Hein is a regular guest speaker at key HR forums, teaching and advising business leaders how to improve their results by focusing on their human capital.

In his spare time, Hein enjoys a number of cultural and community service activities. An avid Arts enthusiast, he loves opera, classical music, history and literature. Hein divides his time between a number of charitable organizations. He is fluent in Dutch and English with working knowledge in German and French. He is married and has two adult children. He is currently located in Amsterdam.

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