Jim Collins, Author
“Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, Luck – and Well-Being”
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies - how they grow, how they attain superior performance and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. For more information, click here.

Mark Kelly, Astronaut and Husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
“Endeavor to Succeed”
Mark Kelly is an American astronaut, retired US Navy Captain, best selling-author, prostate cancer survivor, and an experienced naval aviator who flew combat missions during the Gulf War. For more information, click here.

Simmi P. Singh, Head, Healthcare Services, Egon Zehnder International
Simmi Singh is a life-long student of history, human health and public policy.  She has spent over twenty years working at the cross-roads of innovation, consumerism, care delivery and health financing – as an entrepreneur, business leader and management consultant in a range of governance, advisory and operating roles. For more information, click here.

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO, Gallup
“The,Coming Job Wars”
Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Mr. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries. For more information, click here.

Chris Congdon, Global Director of Research Communications, Steelcase
“Tomorrow’s Work Environments You Needed to Know about Yesterday”
Global Director of Research Communications at Steelcase, Chris studies changes in the ways people work and trends in the workplace.  She’s passionate about sharing these insights to help create a better experience for people at work. For more information, click here.

Roy Spence, CEO, GSD&M Idea City
“Well-Being from an Employer’s Perspective – A Purpose Driven Business”
Roy Spence is Co-Founder and Chairman of GSD&M, a national and leading marketing communications and advertising company. For more information, click here.

Lisa Santora, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer, Beach Cities Health District
“Community transformation breathes vitality into Beach Cities”

Russ Lesser, President/Owner, Body Glove
“Our Company’s Purpose Will Fit you like a (Body)Glove”
Russ a native Californian has lived in Manhattan Beach California for all of his 71 years.  A graduate of Cal State Long Beach in 1964, Russ served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U. S. Army, worked for a large local CPA firm becoming a partner in 1970 and managing partner in 1986. For more information, click here.

Charlotte Lesser
“Our Company’s Purpose Will Fit you like a (Body)Glove”
Charlotte Lesser was born and raised in New York.  She attended Skidmore College, transferring to UC Santa Barbara as a junior and matriculating with a BA in Analytical Biology, with intention of becoming an MD. But she met Russ Lesser that year and changed her pre-med to pre-wife.  She subsequently trained and received her license as a board certified Medical Technologist. For more information, click here.

Bryce Williams, Director of Wellvolution, Blue Shield of California
“Wellness Revolution = Wellvolution”
Bryce Williams, M.S. joined Blue Shield of California as Director of Wellvolution, responsible for thought leadership and strategic innovation focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Blue Shield’s roughly 5,000 employees and 3.5 million members.  For more information, click here.

Chris Waugh, Director, IDEO
“Engage Them Forever: Designing Experiences of a Lifetime”
Chris is a senior lead within IDEO’s Health and Wellness practice. He is focused on using design thinking as a means of creating positive impact for IDEO’s clients, their customers, and consumers. For more information, click here.

David Fetherstonhaugh, Behavioral Economist, IDEO
“Engage Them Forever: Designing Experiences of a Lifetime”
David is a behavioral economist at IDEO. Because decisions often determine behavior, he sees architecting choice as integral to breakthrough design.  As choice architect, David applies a human-centered approach to designing for behavior in the areas of health, wellbeing, nutrition and personal finance. For more information, click here.

Jason Koop, Carmichael Training Systems
" Well-Being Starts with YOU!"
Jason Koop is the Director of Coaching as well as a Premiere Coach with Carmichael Training Systems. He has been coaching endurance athletes of all different types for over 15 years. For more information, click here.

Trapper Markelz, Head of Product, MeYouHealth
“Attention Economy”
Trapper Markelz is currently the Head of Product at MeYou Health and has over 12 years of direct experience building consumer-facing web products that focus on community and conversation. For more information, click here.

Doug Armstrong, Director of Medicare, AARP
“New Realities: Lessons Learned and the New Consumer Landscape: Implications for 2012 & Beyond”
Doug Armstrong is currently the Senior Director for Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage products at AARP Services, Inc.  In his current role, he oversees the relationship with United Healthcare, the provider of the two largest AARP-branded health insurance products.  For more information, click here.

Ben R. Leedle, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthways
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), Ben R. Leedle, Jr. is generally recognized for the vision, insight, purpose and drive with which he has led the company to its current position as the established market leader in population health management and well-being improvement solutions, both domestically and internationally.   For more information, click here.

Mary Ferron
, Healthways
“A Million People can’t Be Wrong: The next design of Well-Being for the Senior Population”

James E. Pope, M.D., F.A.C.C., Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Healthways
Dr. James Pope is Vice President and Chief Science Officer of Healthways, Inc., where he oversees medical and scientific integrity, analytic consultative services, process quality improvements, outcomes and applied research. He joined Healthways in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles during his tenure with the company, including Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, prior to being named Chief Science Officer in 2008.  For more information, click here.

Bryan McClarey, Ph.D., Senior User Experience Architect, Healthways
Bryan Schulze McClarey, Ph. D., brings a love of learning and a passion for good design to his role as Sr. User Experience Architect at Healthways, Inc.  His primary focus is directing the design efforts of a team developing web and mobile apps for well-being improvement.  For more information, click here.

Confirmed Speakers
as of March 13, 2012
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