Elevate program 2022

SPEAKERS

Tammy Overholt American Fidelity Assurance Company Senior Training Analyst, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Michael Shellabarger Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Learning & Development Lead

Tammy Overholt is a senior training analyst in HR at American Fidelity. She has been with the company for over 14 years and focuses on leadership and technical training. Tammy is a senior certified professional with the Society of Human Resources Management and holds an MBA with a focus on leadership and organizational development.

Michael has been employed with Love’s Family of Companies since April 2014. He currently supports the corporate human resources team with an emphasis on learning, training and development. Michael graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcasting and in 2013 with a Master of Education in adult education/training.

Matthew Palmer Heartland Payment Systems Senior Director of Employee Experience

Adam Soltani CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director

Matt is the senior director of employee experience at Heartland. In this role he leads strategic initiatives connected to the full life cycle of all Heartland teammates ranging from recruiting and onboarding to leadership development and performance enablement to offboarding from the company. He is passionate about forming leaders to make a positive impact wherever they live, work and play. He has held leadership positions in large and small companies and in for profit and nonprofit organizations.

Adam Soltani is the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter and an adjunct instructor of Islamic Studies at Oklahoma State University. He has served the Muslim and Interfaith communities of Oklahoma for more than a decade. Soltani was recognized in 2021 as one of the Most Admired CEOs in Oklahoma by The Journal Record and ranked as one of the Top 50 Young Professionals of OKC by OKC Friday news.

Sandra Quince Paradigm for Parity CEO

Marnie Taylor Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits President

Sandra Quince is the chief executive officer responsible for leading all elements of Paradigm for Parity’s strategic plan, financial, programmatic, and operational performance of the organization. She works with the coalition’s co-chairs and board of directors to oversee and execute the organization’s strategic vision and growth plan. Sandra’s current role with Bank of America included serving as the market president human resources leader for Oklahoma, responsible for driving employee engagement, retention and talent management for the Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets. Sandra has over 15 years of experience in human resources where she has driven work efforts in the areas of diversity and inclusion, talent management and development and learning across multiple organizations and industries.

Taylor began her tenure as President and CEO in January 2011 after a number of years serving on the board of directors. One of Oklahoma’s leading governance experts, she has more than 40 years of leadership in volunteerism, board service, fundraising and community engagement. She has served on more than 30 boards of directors. Currently, she serves on the boards of Potts Family Foundation, ReMerge, Sunbeam Family Services and the Friends of the Governor’s Mansion. She currently serves as vice chair for the National Council of Nonprofits. Most recently, Taylor has been named the Journal Record’s “Most Admired CEO” in the nonprofit category.

Rhonda Thompson WM Senior Learning Consultant

Teresa Rose Communities Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director

A Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), Rhonda has over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and leadership consultant. Certifications in EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 and MBTI allow her to support employees with their personal development, coaching skills, and career goals while yet increasing her own personal knowledge and skills as a talent development professional. Rhonda had the opportunity to participate in the 2019 and 2020 Elevate Conferences and is excited to be a returning session speaker.

Having spent her career serving others and improving her community, Teresa Rose brings years of experience and expertise to her role as executive director of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. Teresa earned both her bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University before she traveled the state representing school districts in over 150 communities. She has held various executive positions including her time at Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Teresa’s expertise in community relations, government affairs, philanthropy and legal matters, combined with her heart for giving, enable her to provide individuals, families and organizations with guidance and options as they choose the best way to approach giving.

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