Our annual leadership event is back, in virtual form! Now more than ever, we need to remember People Are Important! As leaders, what are we doing in 2021 to build relationships and human connection in our workplaces, our communities and our homes?
Nationally renowned speaker Mary Jane Mapes returns to our event platform, along with Bill Kieffer, Shaun Willis and Sam Gilbertson.
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Mary Jane MapesFounder and President The Aligned Leader Institute, LLC
Mary Jane Mapes is one of the foremost authorities on business relationships and leadership effectiveness on the platform today. Her ideas have transformed the lives of the multitudes of people from organizations for whom she has spoken, such as Avon Products, Inc., Los Angeles Children’s Hospital , Stryker Corporation, Farmers Insurance, and Phillips 66. Numerous people walk out her programs and completely change the way they deal with their employees, their boss, or their customers – even members of their own family. She is convinced that those changes happen not only because of the ideas she shares and skills she teaches, but because she deepens awareness of the attendees. With greater awareness, people more clearly see themselves and their need to make necessary changes and are inspired to do so.
Her ideas have helped others melt walls of isolation, increase employee engagement and patient satisfaction scores, get promoted to the highest levels, and receive significant pay increases. During our March Summit, Mary Jane will provide leaders with key factors needed to build trusting relationship in a post-COVID work world.
Bill KiefferPresident & Chief Advisor Kieffer & Associates Limited
Bill is President & Chief Advisor of Kieffer & Associates Limited, an advisory firm specializing in Military Veteran Career Transition, Leadership Coaching, Strategic Talent Management and Professional Speaking and Facilitation services.
He also serves as a coach and coach tribe advisory board member for “The Honor Foundation”, a non-profit group providing career transition services to special operations forces (SEALS, Green Berets, Rangers, Marine Special Operators, Air Force ParaRescue, and similar elite service members).
Bill is a senior Human Resources executive with over 23 years professional experience in multiple large, complex, global companies including: Amcor Rigid Plastics, Dana Holding Corporation, and DB Schenker (formerly BAX Global). His broad-ranging work includes full spectrum HR and talent management, and coaching/advising individual leaders and teams from the c-suite to the shop floor regarding talent-focused strategies and practices that optimize individual and organizational capabilities, and enable mission success.
Prior to these experiences, Bill served over 11 years as a United States Army Officer, in a variety of command and staff positions. Highlights include combat service in Somalia, support for the Panama invasion, operations in Central America, Hurricane Andrew relief operations, and being selected as “Instructor of the Year” while teaching at the US Army Logistics Management College.
Bill is also an experienced public speaker and was honored to present “Investing in the Middle” at TEDx Toledo in 2017.
Bill has worked in / travelled to 32 countries and has set foot on every continent except Antarctica.
Strategic Human Resources Program – Harvard Business School
Leadership Education Program – Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Master of Science, Administration – Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Business Administration – University of Toledo
Bill is a certified “Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach”, earned SHRM’s “Veterans in the Workplace Certification” and previously earned the “Senior Professional Human Resources” certification.
Member – Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee
Co-Lead – Veterans Professional Network of Northwest Ohio
Councilmember – Village of Elmore (2x appointed; 3x elected)
Director & Charter Member – Elmore Post 279 American Legion Riders
Member – Elmore American Legion Post 279
Former Advisory Board Member – Stautzenberger College Practical Nursing program
Former youth wrestling coach
Shaun Patrick Willis, J.D.Founder/Partner Willis Law
Shaun Willis is managing partner and co-founder of Willis Law. He is admitted to practice in Michigan, the Michigan Supreme Court, the Federal Courts of the Western and Eastern District of Michigan, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Shaun received a J.D. from Thomas Cooley Law School. He graduated with a B.S. in Aviation Flight Science from Western Michigan University. He is a licensed commercial pilot with a multi-engine rating. He was selected by Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly as one of Michigan’s Up and Coming Lawyers, an award presented to only 6 of 40,000 attorneys in Michigan. He was selected as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers and named to Super Lawyers in construction and business litigation. He was elected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the Nation. Willis Law was honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a 21st Century Innovator. Additionally, the firm was selected as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation.
Shaun is one of 3 attorneys endorsed by the Michigan Association of Private Investigators, endorsed by the National Rifle Association, and endorsed by United States Concealed Carry Association.
He and his wife, Corrina Maria Willis, are involved in the Kalamazoo community, are members of Valley Family Church, and have three daughters and four sons. Willis Law dedicates its practice to God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the founders’ fallen brother, Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis.
You can reach Shaun Willis at (269) 492-1040, (616) 301-7177 or by email at email@example.com
Samuel R. GilbertsonAttorney/Partner Willis Law
Samuel Gilbertson is a partner with Willis Law and a sports agent with its affiliate, Willis Sports Agents. He is licensed to practice in the State Courts of Michigan and the Federal Court of the Western District of Michigan, as well as the State Courts of Indiana, the Federal Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and the Supreme Court of Indiana.
Samuel is a member of the State Bars of Michigan and Indiana and is a registered player agent with Major League Baseball. He has been named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers, which is a distinction awarded to 2.5% of lawyers in Michigan. He is also a member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and co-authored an article published by the Michigan Business Law Journal.
Samuel graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he earned his Juris Doctor as a member of the Honors division. While at Regent Law, he competed on the national trial advocacy team, won Regent’s Top Advocate and Best Oralist awards, served as the president of the Business Law Society, and received Regent’s award for the highest grade in Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Prior to becoming an attorney, Samuel spent three years as a college basketball coach at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, where he also earned his B.A. in Politics and Government and graduated magna cum laude. He and his wife, Anna, live in Portage, Michigan with their two sons. They are actively involved in the Kalamazoo community and attend Berean Baptist Church.
You can reach Samuel Gilbertson at (269) 492-1040 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org