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2023 Think A.H.E.a.D.! Speakers

Below are some of our distinguished speakers joining us at the 10th Annual Employee Relations Symposium Think A.H.E.a.D.! on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Check back often for updates as we finalize our speaker list.


  • Dr. Angela Bryan

    Director of Institutional Effectiveness and SACSCOC Liaison, University of West Florida

    Bryan Bio

  • Kristen Hadeed

    Leadership Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, and Author of Permission To Screw Up

    Hadeed Bio

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    Ethan Henley

    Think A.H.E.a.D.! Master of Ceremonies, UWF Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    Henley Bio

  • Kim LaMontagne

    President/CEO Kim LaMontagne, LLC, International Speaker and Author, HR Florida State Council Wellbeing Director

    LaMontagne Bio

  • Ruth McKinon

    Turner McKinon LLC, John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, Speaker, DDI Certified Leadership Development Facilitator

    McKinon Bio

  • Donnie Petersen

    Operating Partner Chick-fil-A 9 Mile Road, Leadership Catalyst

    Petersen Bio

  • Albert (Bert) Thornton

    Retired President/COO and Vice Chairman Emeritus of Waffle House, Inc.

    Thornton Bio