2023 IBA Fusion Conference

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Alan Kinsey

Alan Kinsey is Vice President of Inquirehire, a national provider of human resources solutions. Alan is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and he has more than 25 years of Fortune 500 executive management experience in computer software, outsourced services and consulting. At Inquirehire, Alan is responsible for the company’s overall growth strategy with a particular focus on technology driven talent management solutions. Alan has spoken on the topic of human resources process optimization to a number of local and state SHRM chapters, several state banking associations, and many other training and education events.

Gilmara Vila Nova-Mitchell

Gilmara Vila Nova-Mitchell is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant and IMT Insurance DEI Director. She is on a mission to put people first in the workplace and help others do the same. Born in Brazil, Gilmara’s interest in DEI began when she immigrated to the United States. Her personal experiences as an immigrant, and a woman of color greatly impacted her perspective on inclusion. As she designed organizational systems that attended to all people, Gilmara learned firsthand that inclusive leadership was an essential component of any organization’s success.

Gilmara holds a Bachelor of Multicultural Education from FUMEC University (Brazil) and a MSE in School Counseling from Drake University. She has doctoral studies in Organizational Development with a focus on trust in the workplace. She is also a proud mama to two incredible and strong daughters.

Jasmine Brett Stringer

Jasmine Brett Stringer is a keynote speaker, award-winning author of Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day, on-air TV personality, and host of the podcast and lifestyle blog Carpe Diem with Jasmine.  In the early 2000s, Jasmine was living her life like so many others — on autopilot, without vision or purpose — until she was given an unexpected gift. A lay off!  As she said goodbye to her “corporate gig” she realized she hadn’t been truly happy or fulfilled in years. So she made a choice not to stay miserable any longer and to do whatever work was required to find happiness wherever she could.

Jenifer Snook

Jenifer Snook, Senior Vice President of Consulting Services, has previous experience working in the banking industry as well as an instructor at a community college. Those two backgrounds led her to become a trainer and consultant for Haberfeld. During her 17 years at Haberfeld, Jenifer has helped banks with their policies and procedures, as well as trained and presented front-line staff, branch managers, executives, presidents, CEOs and boards of directors. Jenifer has worked with and trained hundreds of banks and thousands of bank staff. Jenifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska.

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson, Director of Organizational Performance Consulting.  Julia has more than 25 years of diversified human resources and organizational development experience.  Working closely with bank boards of directors, presidents, executive management teams, and human resources leaders, she helps clients achieve optimal alignment of organizational strategy with human resources management strategy.  She consults on initiatives including, but not limited to: organizational structure, role alignment, succession planning, talent assessment, performance management, compensation, executive recruitment and selection, executive coaching, and leadership development.  Julia holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, is a certified Executive Coach, is a Predictive Index® Analyst, and a member of the Graduate School of Banking faculty at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Randy Dean

Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert” TM, is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. For more than 20 years, Randy has been leading training and speaking programs for major corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer, and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer. The author of the recent Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, he has led programs for thousands of satisfied and inspired students, managers, and professionals on being more productive with their time and life.  His highly informative and entertaining speaking and training programs leave audience members with immediately-usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information overload following their program experience.

Sarah Bacehowski

Sarah Bacehowski has nearly 25 years of experience in financial marketing, leadership, strategy and communication. As a strong advocate for community banking, Sarah has spoken to thousands of bankers at all levels across the country and continues to lead the way in helping FIs grow, innovate and exceed their goals.