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Track Leaders for #truNOLA 2016!


Bill Boorman

Founder of #tru (The Recruitment Unconference) and truMunity, speaker, blogger and advisor ! @BillBoorman

“I never wear a suit and I always wear a hat. I have a simple vision to make recruitment better for everyone. I work towards this by advising talent technology companies on their product road map, with V.C.’s over investments in the sector, with hiring companies on technology and approach, and by hosting #tru events.

Specialties: Social Recruiting Integration and Infrastructure, Key-note speaking, Recruiting Technology, Recruitment Marketing, Digital Media, Brand Advocacy

Track(s): Data for Good, Data for Evil & the Aggregation of Everything and Pimp My Tech

headshot..Sept 2014 copyRobin Schooling

Human Resources Leader / VP | Driving Business Results through HR Strategies | Writer | Speaker | @RobinSchooling

“I’m an HR executive and leader on a mission to make organizations better by making HR better. I’m a Humanizer of HR, a Story Architect, and the current Ringmistress at the Carnival of HR.”

Specialities: Human Resources, Recruiting, Cultural alignment, Performance and Talent Management, social strategy and internal communication, speaking, event planning, writing 

Track: Please (Don’t) Stop the Music: Branding the Entire Employee Lifecycle

CaseyCasey Kugler

Talent Acquisition Partner at GE | @CaseyHiresNOLA

“I’m a trench recruiter responsible for making New Orleans a destination for the best software engineering talent in the nation.  I build replicable, candidate focused and referral heavy talent strategies to make that goal a reality.”

Specialities: Candidate experience, candidate conversion, and candidate attraction

Track: Applying Candidate Experience to an Individual Applicant

ACAngela Covey

HR and Talent Professional,  Musician and Photographer | @AngelaECovey

“I’m a professional in human resources, recruitment, training and organizational change, branding and marketing for business and personal..hoping to make my corner of the world better for someone else and share the love!”

Specialities: Recruiting, Human Resources, Photography, Veterans, Entrepenuers

Track: Veterans: Tackling the Issues of Recruiting, Training and Under-Employment

Tammy Colson

Tammy Colson

HR and Recruiting Advisor, Strategist and Trainer | @tlcolson

“Our advisory firm helps great companies find the people they need via strong HR and Recruiting strategy, and the proper technology to attract the right candidates. I am a strong advocate for veterans re-entering the workforce and help my colleagues learn to think bigger about Recruiting and HR as a co-chair for DisruptHR Cleveland.”
Specialties: Recruiting, Growing and Developing new recruiters, Diversity attraction strategies, and Human Resources for small business. 

Track:  Recruiting Local in a Global World; How Does your Identity Affect the Way You Recruit?  and Innies vs. Outies: We Really CAN Get Along (w/ Lisa Rokusek) 

Managing Partner ARG, purveyor of both critical talent & opportunity |@lisarokusek
“I’m an agency recruiter who helps companies hire better talent faster, and keep valuable employees longer.   I know my technology, but I believe the power of the narrative in recruiting is more important.  How we see the roles, and patterns of thinking in how we relate to our clients, and our our candidates make all the difference to whether our efforts are successful or not. For me recruiting is a laboratory where we study thinking and actions to get to success.”
Specialties:  Evolving technology, business, cognition, narrative psychology, persuasion, deep listening
Track: Innies vs. Outies: We Really CAN Get Along (w/ Tammy Colson ) 

Leadership Development & HR Professional | Blogger | Founder & Author at HRTact.com | @HRTact

“I’m a management and HR professional who is passionate about investing time and energy in a company’s greatest resource – people. I’ve spent 9 years in HR and 16 years in management and am currently employed with Waste Management as the HR Generalist for the Gulf Coast Market Area. I help job seekers with career development, love the Baton Rouge Downtown Toastmasters, and am a frequent speaker at IT and HR events. My motto is ‘Stop doing stupid things.’ P.S. Assaf is pronounced ( /a/ “short A” + SUF)”

Specialties; Job seeker coaching, leadership development, organizational optimization

Track: Laying Sod: Let’s Talk Developing and Recruiting Tomorrow’s Labor

BaldinoJohn Baldino, MSHRD SPHR SHRM-SCP

President | Human Resources Leader | Speaker | Writer | Blogger | @jbalive

“I look to set others up for success.  My mission is to ensure that companies and their leadership set the right tone with their teams in order to produce the best results.  I believe in the power of HR for good business, not just for compliance or party-planning!”

Specialties: Human Resources, Organizational Development, Workforce Planning, Training, Business Strategy, Executive Coaching

Track: The Trap of the HiPo: Assessing and developing leadership in light of great performance



MelindaMelinda Stallings

CEO | I/O Psychologist | Trainer and Coach | @PositiveMelinda

“I expose the elephant in the room – ask the tough questions – make people squirm a little. And, have a whole lot of fun in the process. As “The Positive Coach” I challenge people to discover the greatness within themselves and encourage that behavior in those around them. I am a dedicated and passionate HR professional of 20+ years specializing in organizational and leadership transformation, positive conflict resolution and am experiencing an ever increasing focus on generational opportunities in the workplace and society. Be fascinated and fascinating!”

Specialities: Speaker, Executive Coach, Action Oriented Seminars, Mastermind Muse, Creator of The Positive Approach™, Leadership Alchemy, Transformational HR Practices

Track: Mind the [Generation] Gap – An Alternative Look at Recruiting and Retention of Millennials to Boomers…and Beyond