Steve Salisbury is a global transformation expert for some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises. He sets the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where projects continue to underperform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate. Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked in many international companies throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe. Steve is also a recognized speaker in transformational leadership, having spoken at multiple CXO level events.
As the president of the chapter, Steve oversees chapter strategy development and the strategic operations of the board. He is passionate about driving greater value for our members and sponsors.
As the Director of Leadership & Organizational Development at Lurie Children’s, Stephanie is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy for leadership and organizational development, developing and optimizing leadership programming and change management initiatives to support the human resources and organizational strategic objectives. This fiscal year, she developed a new leader onboarding process in conjunction with Northwestern University to acclimate new leaders throughout their transition. Additionally, she serves as an internal consultant and trusted adviser for implementation of large scale behavioral, strategic, operational and change initiatives to over 400 leaders.
Jana Richardson has a passion for Change Management. People are the key to achieving positive outcomes. Helping them understand the changes is critical for successful process or system implementations. Jana is a results driven strategic project manager, who delivers positive results for the organization by working in a highly-collaborative manner with IT staff, internal stakeholders and external partners. Recently, Jana successfully led the organizational change management effort on a 20-month ERP project.
At Roche Jana is currently the leader for the global Change Management Community of Practice (CM CoP) where there are currently over 750 members. Membership has grown over 20% for the past two years. This platform allows the members to share best practices, trainings, tools, techniques and an engaging atmosphere of organizational change management. In addition to the global community, Jana leads a local community in Indianapolis for over 75 members to engage in face to face discussion on change management topics, tools, projects, etc. to facilitate a network of change management professionals and organizes change management training for Roche in Indianapolis.
Jana completed Prosci Change Management Practitioner certification in 2016 and was one of the 500 Certified Change Management Professionals by passing the exam in 2017. Jana began volunteering for ACMP Midwest by joining the Membership committee in 2016 and continued through 2017.
ACMP Chicagoland Leadership Responsibilities: The main responsibility of the Treasurer is to direct the Chapter’s fiscal policy to ensure the integrity of financial management for the Chapter. The Treasurer leads budget development, oversees custody of Chapter funds and assets, acts as Controller, and assures the financial stability and sustainability of the Chapter.
Aaron Brow is the founder of Verve Consulting Group. He is a business executive with over 20 years of experience and expertise in the areas of Leadership and Organization Effectiveness consulting. He is known as a customer-focused, forward-thinking problem solver who delivers high-quality solutions that improve business results.
People and relationships energize Amanda – both inside and outside the work place. Amanda believes people are the key to every organization’s success – and is passionate about helping companies be successful by improving the performance of their people. A seasoned juggler of competing commitments and client demands, Amanda’s track record for delivering excellent work is bar none. She authored a communication plan for a high-impact initiative at a Fortune 1000 company. She evaluated the effectiveness of change efforts for a global consumer goods company during a new system implementation. By integrating technology, training, gamification and strategic communications, Amanda helped orchestrate a successful change effort for a multibillion-dollar service company.
ACMP Midwest Leadership Responsibilities:
The Marketing and Communications Director aligns the vision, mission and values of the chapter with the outreach needs of our growing community of professionals. Amanda leverages internal and external marketing channels to keep our members informed, engaged and inspired.
Emily is an expert and finds passion in building authentic relationships with colleagues and clients. She has a track record for delivering results and her peers would describe her as a consistent high-performer. She has always been driven by people and loves to understand how to make individuals successful and happy at work, especially when going through transitions.
As the Director of Events for ACMP Midwest, Emily desires to bring value to our membership through high caliber programming and networking opportunities. She also spends a large amount of her time planning the Chapters signature, annual event the Midwest Change Connect.
Aileen is enthusiastic about helping deliver organizational results and her talents are focused around people – particularly, in relating, influencing, coaching and leading others. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and is known for driving organizational effectiveness and helping others achieve personal and professional growth.
Through her work, she improves organizational change capabilities. Aileen believes that organizations can improve their ability to execute if they treat change management as a critical skillset for all leaders, managers and colleagues.
Recognized as an expert in change leadership, she helps leaders bring their vision to life by translating vision into an executable strategic plan. Through the years Aileen has worked with clients in various industries including energy, banking, telecommunications and healthcare. Her areas of expertise include employee engagement, culture change, skill assessment, process improvement, implementation and integration.
She has been involved with ACMP for two years, having served on the conference committee for the 2018 ACMP Global conference. As the Director of Membership for ACMP Midwest, she is excited to listen and learn from chapter members to recruit, retain and engage our community of change management professionals.
Aileen holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Suz works with executives pressured to implement strategic growth and innovation initiatives. She helps them identify the best solutions, mobilize employees, engage customers, implement technology, and improve business results. The executives she works with benefit from success on the initiative at hand, as well as, enhanced personal capability to lead future success.
Suz has an extensive background in leading strategic initiatives that transform business success. She helps leaders maximize their personal, team, and organizational success. She is a big proponent of programs that leverage analytics, technology, and employee engagement to drive customer experiences that optimize profitable corporate results. This is a win-win-win approach for employees, customers, and shareholders/owners.
Kristine is an executive with more than fifteen years leading successful change for a broad range of business-driven enterprise and operations-based programs inclusive of people, process, and technology. She is a strategic thinker who is adept at translating vision into actionable plans that deliver concrete, sustainable results. She thrives in environments of ambiguity! Kristine is also a PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner.
As the Director of Operations for the ACMP Midwest Chapter, her primary responsibility is building a foundation of process and tools that are easily sustained over time
Michelle has been a Change Management practitioner for over 20 years – working for Ernst & Young, IBM Global Consulting Services, The Revere Group, NTT Data, the CARA Group and (most recently) Centric Consulting. She is passionate about Change Management and the role that it plays in enabling and sustaining business transformation within small to large companies. Recognizing that Change Management consists both of the science and the art, Michelle loves to network with and learn from fellow practitioners. She believes strongly in having a community of Change Management professionals, where we can share lessons learned, best practices, trends and leading edge practices. This will enable all of us to continue to build integrity for Change Management in an ever-changing, fast paced, global business market place.
As Director of Professional Development for the ACMP Midwest Chapter, Michelle is responsible for the continuing education and success of our ACMP members. She is very much interested in the opinions and views of our ACMP members in regards to the challenges that they are facing, lessons learned that they have experienced, new trends that they are seeing, etc. In effect, please feel free to reach out to her with professional development questions, concerns, topics, etc.
ACMP Chicagoland Leadership Responsibilities: