President, Strategic Organizational Transformation Expert and Performance Innovator – founder
Jeff Chan is founder and president of Chan Management Consulting (www.chanconsulting.com) – a management consulting firm that works with businesses and organizations to improve organizational and team performance. Jeff specializes in large complex change initiatives by bringing a unique and structured approach to guiding organizations through change that drives sustainable business results. Jeff has worked in the field of organizational improvement and change management for over 20 years. Jeff is also an adjunct faculty member at University of Wisconsin’s Business School Executive Education Program where he teaches Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness. Jeff began volunteering with ACMP Midwest by leading a team to start the first ACMP Midwest Change Connect – one of the top Change Management conferences in the Midwest in 2015.
Strategic change leader, speaker, consultant and coach
Steve is an expert in Strategic Change Leadership and speaks, consults and coaches in this field. His research has discovered that most transformation projects falter between strategy and execution as organizations don’t typically adequately prepare for executing change. As a result, projects in which Steve is engaged consistently deliver greater value. Prior to his consulting career, Steve held numerous leadership roles in a large, mid-western company listed for multiple consecutive years in Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies.
ACMP Midwest Leadership Responsibilities: As the Chapter Vice‐President Steve attends to the duties of the President in his absence. He works with the president regarding overall chapter strategy; provides strategy, leadership and coordination for professional development and social events; and represents the board to outside organizations in coordination with the president and the director of community relations.
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.
Treasurer, Change Leadership, COE and Communities of Practice
Michelle Yanahan, Principal for ChangeFit 360, is a passionate organizational change management strategist & thought leader with proven expertise in executing programs to enhance and grow organizational change management as a strategic business competency.
Michelle has 15 + years progressive experience in leadership roles in change capability & competency development, change execution, project execution/management, project management office (PMO) development and local and global operations in corporate insurance and financial services organizations.
Michelle holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University as well as CCMP and Prosci ADKAR certifications.
Michelle has been a featured presenter at the ACMP Midwest Conference for both 2015 & 2016 and ACMP Webinar series presenter in 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. This role also provides leadership in the area of Sponsor acquisition and development of sponsorship/partner Professional Development to meet the needs of the Chapter.
ACMP Chicagoland Leadership Responsibilities: Manage Chapter administration and operations under
ACMP Chicagoland Leadership Responsibilities:
Manage Chapter administration and operations under the guidance of the President
Exercise stewardship for all official Chapter records (By‐laws, policies, motions, plans, correspondence, attendance, etc.); ensures the Board acts in a timely manner for notices or activities required by governance documents, e.g. notices to members, required reviews of By‐laws, summary reports to ACMP Global, etc.)
Manage member requests for information in accordance with the By‐laws and local privacy requirements
Alison is a highly motivated, effective team player and leader with a passion for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices. Alison is a passionate change practitioner, gourmet cook, and involved in various volunteer organizations. Alison is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) program at Northwestern University. She will complete her degree, present her thesis – Purpose in Business – and graduate in December 2015. Alison is currently pursuing a position in corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices.
As Co-Chairperson of the first annual 2015 Midwest Change Connect conference, Alison led the core team and the board of directors in planning and executing a tremendously successful event. Her daily guidance, oversight, and tireless efforts served to produce the outstanding learning and networking event we all enjoyed this year and set the bar for all future conferences. Alison generously dedicated her expertise, energy, and passion to our chapter in this extraordinary manner and is truly deserving of this first ever ACMP Midwest Chapter Volunteer of the Year award.
ACMP Midwest Leadership Responsibilities: Midwest Change Connect Conference Manager and Board of Directors – Director of Events
Passionate Change Management Professional, who loves to learn and support
Director of Professional Development
Michelle has been a Change Management practitioner for 20 years – working for Ernst & Young, IBM Global Consulting Services, The Revere Group, NTT Data and (most recently) The CARA Group. 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:
Lead and manage the Chapter Programs portfolio
Manage, train, delegate, and share information with portfolio committee volunteers to ensure a quality volunteer experience, smooth portfolio operation, and succession planning
Establish, publish, and maintain a 12 month rolling calendar of events covering key program streams, e.g. locally driven programs, programs tied to ACMP Global initiatives, third party based programs, etc.) guided by the annual survey outcomes
Co‐ordinate the search for speakers/presenters and oversee selections with due regard for fairness and balance and the objective to address membership needs and interests; manage speaker commitments prior to events;
Director of Technology Recognized as Thought Leader and Founder of
Director of Technology
Terry Stropky has a passion for Change Management. From the start of her career she realized that the people were the most important part of the job. Her broad skillset and affinity towards driving continuous improvement lead to the discipline of change management. It provided a toolbox and approach to assist in all the change disruptions. She continues to draw upon these tools and has found it one of the most rewarding aspects of her career. Terry founded the Roche CM Community of Practice that spans all areas of Roche and includes over 400 members. This platform allows employees to share best practices, trainings, tools and techniques and promotes an atmosphere of enterprise change management. Terry has been working in this field for 10 years, is certified by Prosci and achieved her CCMP certification in 2016. Terry attended the Change Management conference in 2 009 and participated in the world café that recommended ACMP be created. When Terry became a member of ACMP, she immediately began volunteering on the Midwest Membership Committee. Terry has lived in Indianapolis for 20 years and grew up in Chicago so is familiar with the culture of both areas. Terry led the team to bring a Change Up to Indianapolis and has started to increase the membership and engagement in the Indiana area.