2019 Session Speakers
CEO and Founder – Fluency Corp.Micah Bellieu and her team have been creating language programs for Global Fortune 500 companies since 2008. After studying English, Spanish, French and Japanese at Boston University, she decided to open Fluency Corp for language training which is accessible throughout the world. She has thrown language learning on its head with The Bellieu Method, which focuses on relevant, interesting conversation and task-based lessons – like real life. With a talented team of dynamic instructors and creative, conversation-focused curriculum writers, Fluency Corp has been training international teams from Spain, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Korea and more – working with employees at Google, Samsung, Hitachi, Kayak, Mary Kay, 7-11, Ferrovial and many others. She loves learning new languages and traveling the world – learning something new every day is her goal.
Owner and Principal Consultant – Bovino Consulting GroupVince Bovino is a management consultant and founder of Bovino Consulting Group. He is a hands-on consultant with 250 plus consulting assignments in major industrial settings. Vince and his team have designed and implemented a powerful and effective Operational Excellence initiative that quickly produces significant and lasting operating performance improvements. His model for Operational Excellence drives results and outcomes … not activities.
Vince is a voice for Operational Excellence. You can find him throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Australia speaking to corporate leaders, professional business groups and associations. Vince’s presentation is a fusion of the many lessons learned. His messages are anchored in experience … not in theory. Prior to forming Bovino Consulting Group Vince was the Vice President of Human Resources for Bunker Limited, Employee Relations Manager for Standard Oil, Boise Cascade Corporation and General Cable Corporation.
Jordan W. Cowman
Jordan W. Cowman
Labor & Employment Lawyer – Greenberg Traurig, LLPJordan W. Cowman Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s International Employment, Immigration & Workforce Strategies group. He focuses his practice on transnational projects and transactions, international agreements, public international law and policy, and corporate compliance. He has a broad range of international experience representing and advising governments and international agencies on policy issues, as well as multinationals in industries including: logistics, technology, transportation, energy, defense, manufacturing, retail, banking, food, aviation, chemical, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing and private equity.
Jordan represents a broad range of organizations in all facets of management-side labor and employment law. During more than two decades of practice, he has gained a national reputation for his practical, strategic approach to employment law issues.
Joe Crumly, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
Joe Crumly, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
Global Mobility Manager, HollyFrontier Corporation
Debi Dault, CRP, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Debi Dault, CRP, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
President – Dault Global SolutionsDebi Dault, President, Dault Global Solutions formed her company after many years in the Global Workforce. Her career started in staffing right out of college with a marketing degree from Texas Wesleyan University. She quickly learned how to recruit, interview and hire hundreds of people a week. “It was a great learning environment. You were given the empowerment to run your branch like it was your own company.” During her 13 years there, she had 11 promotions where she learned invaluable business acumen. Her journey in staffing ended at the executive management level on the Board of Directors.
After leaving staffing, Debi worked in the global mobility industry where she used her background in Human Resources to help Fortune 500 companies of all industries relocate their high potential employees all over the world. Her experience in mergers and acquisitions gives her a unique skill to go into unfamiliar territory and quickly assess strengths and weaknesses to formulate a plan of action. She spends her time now helping companies get on the path to success. When not working, she is involved in SHRM as a volunteer leader at the state level and is the Conference Director of Texas SHRM Global HR Conference held annually in Houston, TX. Between her teenage son, husband, PTA and Church, Debi is happily busy at living her best life!
Leiza Dolghih, JD
Leiza Dolghih, JD
Partner – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLPMs. Dolghih is a partner at the 9th largest law firm in the United States, specializing in employment and business litigation. Selected to Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40 in 2017 and 2018 and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Dallas by Texas Diversity Council in 2018, she works with HR professionals on a variety of legal issues, including emerging technologies and accompanying legal challenges.
Principal, Career Products Sales Leader, Central Market – Mercer
Jeff Doucet is the Career Products Sales Leader for Mercer’s Central Market and has over 20 years of experience in HR-related consulting, technology and sales roles. A Principal in Mercer’s Dallas office for 11 years, Jeff has assisted in connecting Mercer’s multinational clients needs to a broad set of data and technology products spanning traditional areas of compensation and benefits, significant solutions in global mobility, HR policies and practices and workforce metrics and innovative reaches into employee engagement and workforce transition.Jeff received his BBA degree in Finance from Texas A&M University. Jeff lives in Dallas with his wife Colleen and two daughters, Kathleen and Meredith, and is an avid (his wife would say rabid) football fan.
Regional Vice President, Sales – Aetna International
Brett is corporate sales and service leader with nearly 25 years of employee benefit experience including business development, consulting, management and administration. His industry experience includes eight years of global benefit and compensation consulting for multi-national employers spanning four continents including four years as the global consulting practice leader. He is currently Regional Vice President of Sales with Aetna International and has a strong command of international insurance protocols and experience conducting business with professionals, executives, governments and teams across the globe.
He is an active employee benefit and human resource speaker and is a member of the International HR Roundtable, the World Affairs Council and the National Foreign Trade Council’s International Compensation & Benefits Committee. His academic credentials include a MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business with concentrations in International Business and Global Corporate Finance.
Principal, Expatriate Tax Services – BDO USA, LLP
– United Health Group
Associate Director, Total Rewards Projects – LyondellBasell
John LeBoeuf is the Associate Director, Total Rewards Projects at LyondellBasell in Houston, TX, where he leads the company’s current and future projects related to global compensation, benefits, M&A, international mobility, and other areas within Total Rewards and Human Resources. John has over 20 years of experience in Total Rewards management and HR administration.John received his Executive MBA degree from Nicholls State University and his Bachelor’s degree in Management from Louisiana State University.
Regional Sales Director – GeoBlue
Wes Proctor is the Regional Sales Director for the mid-west south region (AL, AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX) in GeoBlue’s corporate sales segment where he develops and oversees large case opportunities.Prior to GeoBlue, Wes was Sales Manager with Cigna & CMC Life Insurance Company Limited, based in Shanghai, where he managed and developed strategies to generate new business and meet profitability targets. In 2014, Wes relocated to Sydney, Australia where he led sales and client management efforts, driving business development and client retention strategies. Having lived and worked overseas, Wes is deeply aware of the challenges the globally mobile face in accessing quality and appropriate healthcare. His first-hand experience as an expat enables him to partner with clients and brokers to develop mutually-beneficial solutions that help simplify the international healthcare experience. Wes is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he majored in Economics with a minor in Spanish and International Studies. He’s an avid SCUBA diver and is passionate about ocean conservation.
– BDO USA, LLP
Senior New Business Manager, Central Region – Cigna Global Health Benefits
Danielle is a Senior New Business Manager for Cigna Global Health Benefits working in Houston, Texas. Danielle’s responsibility include developing, implementing, and maintaining global benefit strategies for multinational companies located in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas.Danielle has worked in the health care industry over 25 years, focusing on global benefits for groups of employees assigned or traveling internationally. Her determined, ‘can-do’ attitude has been instrumental in her success creating cost-effective solutions for multinational employers, working closely with their brokers and consultants. She has earned a reputation for excellence by listening to the needs of her prospective clients. Danielle’s success can be measured in part by her recognition in Cigna Global Health Benefits’ Gold Circle Awards for five years. She was also hand-picked by senior management for a Cigna Global Health Benefits Associate Recognition Program and an Outstanding Employee Commitment Award. Danielle holds a certificate in Global Benefits Management from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits. She regularly conducts continuing education classes for brokers and consultants within her territory, as part of Cigna Sales Institute, and has successfully mentored several sales interns and new employees for Cigna. Danielle currently resides in Houston, Texas.