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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Seasons 52 Northpark Center
8687 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
Transforming Your Organization - Why People Matter
Change is necessary, but it is never easy! To truly transform, you will face challenges that can make or break an organization. Transformation requires difficult decisions, but if done right, will lead to great success for your organization.
When done correctly, your people can be your strongest asset in your transformation. Join us as we talk to leaders who have lead transformation, and what vital role people and people management played in the success of the transformation.
Chris Willis - EVP, Chief People & Corporate Affairs Officer, Interstate Batteries
Chris joined Interstate in 2005, where he’s since served as director of legal affairs, director of human resources and general counsel. He oversees all enterprise legal matters, human resources, company culture and internal communications.
Chris also harbors a passion for enriching the lives of others, and his devotion to team member growth and development has helped shape the careers of hundreds of people at Interstate. His eighth value* is relationships, with God, family and others. In 2008, he worked to create the President’s Intensive Leadership Orientation Team (PILOT), which serves to assist in the growth and development of the company’s emerging leaders. Since then, he’s remained focused on mentoring, leadership development and values training; working to ensure opportunities for growth and development are available to all who wish to pursue them.
Naturally, his servant’s heart reaches beyond the workplace, too. Chris lends his volunteer time to Family Legacy, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas’ Momentous Institute and Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Randy Haran - Founder, Penny Strategies
As an advisor and coach to growing businesses, Haran utilizes a “can be” philosophy that helps business owners and entrepreneurs become better prepared to have a successful stake in the outcome.
Randy cofounded Texas Air Composites (TAC), one of the nation's leading FAA-authorized repair centers for commercial and regional airlines specializing in composite metal and welded structures. At TAC, Randy honed his unique management style, based on a passionate belief if forward forecasting, which encourages each employee to understand the inner workings of the business and, thus, become truly invested in the success of the company.
In addition to his consulting work with Penny Strategies, Randy is a member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an international non-profit organization providing entrepreneurship training and education programs to young people from low-income urban communities, and serves as a regional chair of the organization's North Texas Advisory Board. He was named NFTE Volunteer for the Year in 2015. Randy was also on the original Great Game of Business Practitioner Council in 2009 and is currently a Great Game of Business Certified Coach.
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