DEAMcon23 by DirectEmployers

Keynote Presenters

Portrait of Shola Richards

Shola Richards


Portrait of Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith


Featured Presenters

Portrait of Torin Ellis

Torin Ellis

Diversity strategist at t ellis brand

Portrait of David Fram

David Fram

ADA Speaker, Director of ADA Services at National Employment Law Institute (NELI)

Portrait of Jocelyn Samuels

Jocelyn Samuels

Vice Chair at U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Portrait of Keith Sonderling

Keith Sonderling

Commissioner at U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Member Presenters

Portrait of Timothy Branner

Timothy Branner

Associate Director, Affirmative Action Programs at Raytheon Technologies

Portrait of Carolyn Broderick

Carolyn Broderick

The Mount Sinai Health System

Portrait of Dana Deason

Dana Deason

Manager, People at J.B. Hunt

Portrait of Diego Gonzales

Diego Gonzales

Raytheon Technologies

Portrait of Mark Jostad

Mark Jostad

J.B. Hunt

Portrait of Francene Taylor

Francene Taylor

Director Talent Acquisition, The Honey Baked Ham Company LLC

Portrait of Imelda Wicks

Imelda Wicks

Program Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UT MD Anderson

Guest Presenters

Portrait of Rob Arndt

Rob Arndt

CEO + Founder at BufferSprings

Portrait of Kacy Blankenship

Kacy Blankenship

Director Staffing at Choctaw Nation

Portrait of Jessica Burton

Jessica Burton

Reid Health

Portrait of Greg DeGregorio

Greg DeGregorio

Director of Sales at Inclusively

Portrait of John C. Fox, Esq.

John C. Fox, Esq.

Partner at Fox, Wang, Morgan P.C.

Portrait of Tara Gunderson

Tara Gunderson

Rehabilitation Counselor/ Business Services Representative at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Portrait of Zaigen Halcomb

Zaigen Halcomb

HR Generalist at Reid Health

Portrait of Alexa Huth

Alexa Huth

Director of Communications at PEAT

Portrait of Jonathan Paul Katz

Jonathan Paul Katz

Policy Advisor at Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Portrait of Michelle Krefft

Michelle Krefft

Business and Community Engagement Manager at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Portrait of Darrian Mikell

Darrian Mikell


Portrait of Sandra Mosqueira Caminada

Sandra Mosqueira Caminada

Research Support Specialist at Yang-Tan Institute on Employment

Portrait of David Muir, Jr.

David Muir, Jr.

SVP, Veteran Staffing Network at Easterseals DC MD VA

Portrait of Felicia Nurmsen

Felicia Nurmsen


Portrait of Carissa Reeves

Carissa Reeves

IT Staffing Manager at Choctaw Nation

Portrait of Jason Rubel

Jason Rubel

Rehabilitation Supervisor at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Portrait of Vickie Sible

Vickie Sible

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Portrait of Marcus Stergio

Marcus Stergio

Ombuds at Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Portrait of Jay Wang

Jay Wang

Partner at Fox, Wang & Morgan

Staff Presenters

Portrait of Candee Chambers

Candee Chambers

Executive Director at DirectEmployers Association

Portrait of Seth Flater

Seth Flater

Director of Sales Engineering at Recruit Rooster

Portrait of Kate Larrabee

Kate Larrabee

Manager of Member Engagement at DirectEmployers Association

Portrait of Tyler Poling

Tyler Poling

Sr Director, Product Development at RocketBuild

Portrait of Jeff Ringgenberg

Jeff Ringgenberg

Product Manager at RocketBuild