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Libby Anderson

Libby Anderson

Libby Anderson M.S., SPHR is President of TalentForce Solutions. With over 28 years of Human Resource experience, she provides consulting services and customized training that not only enhance employee relations and productivity, but also address the wide variety of HR challenges facing today’s working environment. Libby offers exceptional support in employee relations, organizational and leadership development, performance motivation and management, HR efficiency, and recruiting.

Libby has worked with companies ranging from hi-tech manufacturing, healthcare, and specialty retail to hospitality, public sector, and non-profit entities. Highlights of her career include working with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in obtaining the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, as well as providing HR training on an international level for the United Nations. Libby also earned the “Best of the Best” Award as Personnel Manager at Jacobson’s Stores, Inc.

Libby writes for numerous business publications and is a featured speaker at programs focusing on Human Resource issues. She is Past President of the HR Florida State Council, the state affiliate of The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has previously represented the Southeast Region on the SHRM Membership Advisory Committee and served on the SHRM Organizational Development Special Expertise Panel from 2007-2011.

Libby is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development and Administration from Barry University, where she currently works as an Adjunct Professor.

Bill E. Beckwith, Ph.D.

Bill E. Beckwith, Ph.D.

For more than thirty years, Dr. Bill Beckwith has been studying, researching, and teaching about memory. He has earned advanced degrees in Experimental Psychology and Clinical Psychology from the Ohio State University.

His extensive career as an educator spans decades of teaching – from preschool to graduate students. As a Professor at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Beckwith was honored with several teaching awards and grants. As a researcher, Dr. Beckwith has broadened our knowledge of neuroscience, learning, and memory. He has been published extensively in these fields.

During the past decade Dr. Beckwith has focused on the needs of people with memory loss and their caregivers by developing important new approaches and programs. He led and trained others as the clinical director of a major memory disorders clinic. He also established the Department of Behavioral Memory for a large retirement community.

Additional information about Dr. Beckwith and Memory Management, as well as up-to-date contact information, can be found on the Internet at www.memorymanagement.info.

Peter Bergerson, Ph.D.

Peter Bergerson, Ph.D.

Dr. Bergerson received his MPA degree from Indiana State University and his PhD in Political Science from Saint Louis University. He was selected as a James J. Malone Fellow, National Council on U.S./Arab relations, for study and travel in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and also received the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to study the “Diffusion of Public Policy Among the American States.” Dr. Bergerson taught at Southwest Missouri State University for 34 years and held the position of Chairperson and Director of the Public Administration program. His areas of interest and research include the Second Amendment, Ethics, War Powers Act and Congressional Elections.

Allison Blankenship

Allison Blankenship

Allison Blankenship has more than two decades of hands-on experience in management, marketing, and communications. Allison was named as an Outstanding Woman of America, was a regional director with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and president of the Florida Speakers Association. Allison teaches you how to apply successful strategies and hands-on principles to make your organization less stressful and more profitable. Her many years of working with world renowned companies like Wal-Mart, Textron Financial and Bank One give her the experience to show you how to structure your organization to achieve immediate results.

www.allisonspeaks.com