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Operations Leadership Institute Meeting Dates

All webconferences begin at 12 noon Eastern unless noted below and are also both recorded and summarized for our international members and those with schedule conflicts.
2015:   1/22/15, 2/26/15 (2pm), 3/26/15, 4/23/15, 5/28/15, 6/25/15, 7/30/15, 8/27/15, 9/24/15, 10/22/15, 11/19/15, 12/17/15.
2016:   1/28/16, 2/25/16, 3/24/16, 4/28/16, 5/26/16, 6/23/16, 7/28/16, 8/25/16, 9/22/16, 10/27/16, 11/17/16, 12/15/16.


On-Demand Library (Videos and Summaries Included)

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Raytheon, Bill Russell, Senior Manager.
  Presenting: "Six Sigma at Its Best."

Mazda, Robert Davis, Senior Vice President, US Operations.
  Presenting: "Recovery Through Innovation."

Applebee's, Sam Rothschild, Sr. VP Operations.
  Presenting: "Shared Services: Overview of Opportunity."

SAP, Steven Birdsall, SVP and Head of Customer Operations.
  Presenting: "Mobilize and Simplify: Operationalizing New Reality - Lessons Learned."

Chili's, Kelli Valade, SVP & Chief Operating Officer.
  Presenting: "Growing Talent and Getting Leadership to Own It."

Vonage, Alistair Sloan, Vice President, Operations.
  Presenting: "Cyber Attack and Online Operations."

McGraw-Hill, John Marshall, Vice President of Global Product Development.
  Presenting: "Innovation and Execution: “Fostering a Culture of Innovation in a Traditional Business Environment."

Bank of America, Jim McComb, V.P. of Strategic Planning.
  Presenting: "Strategic Management Pitfalls: The Eight Greatest Challenges."

CDS Global, Tammy Snyder, General Manager, Operations and Customer Service.
  Presenting: "Transforming Customer Data and Customer Service Into Revenue."

Perrigo Company, Trent Martin, Lean Sigma Blackbelt.
  Presenting: "Stage by Component (SBC) / Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV)."

Loyola Marymount University, Carlos Cruz-Aedo & Jeff Covert, Adjunct Faculty.
  Presenting: "Why Projects Fail."

Cardinal Health, Bill Owad, SVP, Operational Excellence.
  Presenting: "Enterprise Improvement: Driving End to End Improvement."

Barclays Capital, Neil Rebeugeot, Global Project Controls and Workplace Management.
  Presenting: "Effective Workplace Management."

Xerox, Audrey Pantas, Enterprise Program Management Office - Xerox Information Management.
  Presenting: "Stop Hoping! Managing Project Delivery Risks."

Mayo Clinic, Shirley Weis, VP & Chief Administrative Officer.
  Presenting: "No Money, No Mission - No Mission, No Money."

CA, Malcolm Ryder, Senior Services Architect.
  Presenting: "How to Better Serve Your Clients Through Leveraging IT."

Kinder Morgan, Scott Kilkenny, VP Ops and EHS.
  Presenting: "Network and Services Cultural Integration."

SHRM, Pamela Green, Chief Membership Officer.
  Presenting: "Working Through a Downturn in Revenue while Planning for a Recovery."

Pier 1 Imports, Sharon Leite, Executive Vice President, Stores.
  Presenting: "Aligning Your Organization Into One."

Comerica Bank, Betty Rengifo Tucker, Executive Vice President.
  Presenting: "Growing The Business in the Midst of Economic Uncertainly."

Harrah's, Michelle Hayes, Employee Relations Manager.
  Presenting: "Engaging Employees During A Tough Economy."

SAS, Jim Davis, Senior VP/Chief Marketing Officer.
  Presenting: "Corporate Culture or Corporate Social Responsibility."

Applebees Services, Sam Rothschild, Sr. VP Operations.
  Presenting: "Leaders on the Front Line."

Headwaters, Niel Nickolaisen, CIO and Director of Strategic Planning.
  Presenting: "On a Clear Day, I Can See Strategy Forever."

DeVry University, Dave Overbye, Dean of Academic Outreach.
  Presenting: "Change Management-A Project Management Approach."

Employee Relations Solution, Matthew Grabell, ESQ.
  Presenting: "The Most Common Employer Errors Leading to Employee Lawsuits."

Bell, Brandon Stoller, IT Systems Administrator.
  Presenting: "Disaster Recovery - Are You Prepared?"

SAS, Roxanne Hicklin, Director ? Art & Scenic Operations, Corporate Services Division.
  Presenting: "Bringing Innovation/Creativity to Operations."

Ingram Micro, Robert Gifford, EVP Global Logistics.
  Presenting: "Past, Present, and Future: Supply Chain Perspectives on the Global Marketplace."

Sabre, Ramji Balasubramanian, Director/Program & Release Management, TripCase.Com.
  Presenting: "Continuous Delivery."

Technicolor Canada, Sunil Gulati, Director of Operations.
  Presenting: "Cost Control in Operations."

Charles Schwab Bank, Angela Birmingham, Vice President, Controller.
  Presenting: "Influencing the Client Experience."

Waste Management, Amanda Fairley, Sustainability Manager.
  Presenting: "CNG Fleet Conversion."

Famous Brands International, (TCBY & Mrs. Fields), Belinda Oakley, Vice President of Franchise Operations.
  Presenting: "Building a Cohesive Leadership Team."

Unisys, Paul Gleeson, Vice President | Global Managed Services.
  Presenting: "People Services -The role IT can play in using analytics to measure and drive productivity."

Plantronics, Renee Niemi, SVP, Communication Solutions.
  Presenting: "Working Smart(er)."

Banner Health, Rhonda Anderson, Chief Executive Officer.
  Presenting: "How the New Healthcare Reform Could Affect Your Operations."

Wendy's, Ed Martinez, VP, Shared Services.
  Presenting: "A Case Study in Operational Excellence Building and Running a Support Services Business Unit."

Arrow Electronics, Bradley Stark, General Manager.
  Presenting: "Operational Excellence."

CA Technologies, Mark Ouellette, Senior Vice President, Global Business Operations.
  Presenting: "Transformation Journey: Building Value Into the Sales Ecosystem."

Mutual of Omaha, Beth Schmidt, VP, Process & Project Mgmt.
  Presenting: "Lean PMO."

Tesla Motors, Clay Lewis, Manager, Packaging Systems & Containerization Optimization.
  Presenting: "North American Returnable Containerization Plan."

Mayo Clinic, Shirley Weis, VP & Chief Administrative Officer.
  Presenting: "o Money, No Mission - No Mission, No Money."

Perrigo Company, Trent Martin, Lean Sigma Blackbelt.
  Presenting: "Leveraging Supply Chain Systems Solutions for Sustainability."

Clear Channel Outdoor, Hi Leva, SVP, Sales Operations.
  Presenting: "Sales Operations Best Practices."

Cardinal Health, Bill Owad, SVP, Operational Excellence.
  Presenting: "Enterprise Improvement:A Driving End to End Improvement."

EMC Corporation, Vance Checketts, Vice President, Operations.
  Presenting: "Business Intelligence & the COO."

Microsoft, Marilee Byers, Director, Financial Compliance Group.
  Presenting: "Risk Governance and Internal Controls."

Stanley-Bostitch, John Martino VP Supply Chain Management.
  Presenting: "Supply Management Best Practice - 4 Steps to Success."

YRCW, Mike Brown, VP Strategic Market Planning & Research.
  Presenting: "Cultivating a Strategic Perspective for Operations Professionals."

Salesforce.com, Steve Greene, Director Tools and Process.
  Presenting: "Large Scale Agile Transformation in an On-Demand World."

Ariba Global Solutions and Services, Chris Haydon, Vice President.
  Presenting: "Leading Growth and Innovation."

Spherion, Patti Dunning, Regional Vice President.
  Presenting: "Understand and Manage the Generations."

Aberdeen Group, Beth Enslow, SVP Enterprise Research.
  Presenting: "Global Purchasing: Avoiding Supply Chain and Finance Mistakes."

Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Larry Quinlan, Chief Information Officer.
  Presenting: "CIO as the Chief Process Officer."

iHOP, Janey Tarpein, Manager, Restaurant Operations.
  Presenting: "Support Leading Growth and Innovation."

Keller Graduate School of Management, Robert Kenmore, Senior Faculty & Curriculum Manager.
  Presenting: "Operational Performance Measures: Clarifying the Distinction Between Efficiency and Productivity."

Keller Graduate School of Management, Robert Kenmore, Senior Faculty & Program Manager.
  Presenting: "Operational Performance Measures: Clarifying the Distinction Between Efficiency and Productivity."

Alltel Wireless, Scott Searls, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Executive.
  Presenting: "Operationalizing Supply and Supply Chain."

Owens Corning, Kerry Desberg, Global Manager, Brand and Media Relations.
  Presenting: "Do you have a Green Backbone? Eight Ways to Make Sure You are a Strong Steward."

Raytheon, William Russell, Senior Manager, Performance Consulting.
  Presenting: "How Organizational Networks Create Business Value."

Marriott Hotels, Todd Milisits, Director.
  Presenting: "Property Improvement-Marriott Style!."

Cengage, Joe Steffney, VP N. American Operations Distribution Center.
  Presenting: "Learning and Voice Directed Operations."

Sun Trust Bank, Ron Reighter, VP Global Trade Solutions.
  Presenting: "International and Domestic Supply Chain Best Practices."

Compuware, Dan Hughes, VP Business Transformation.
  Presenting: "Best Practices From The War For Talent."

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