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Erica Keswin 

Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, author, and professional dot-connector. 

Her bestselling book, Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That’s Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, was published in 2018. Her next book, Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic will be published by McGraw-Hill in January 2021. 

Keswin’s work and insights can be seen in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Better Homes and Gardens, Mogul, Conscious Company, Quartz, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Thrive. 

She is also the founder of the Spaghetti Project, a roving ritual devoted to sharing the science and stories of relationships at work. 



Janette Marx

Chief Executive Officer, Airswift

Marx started with Airswift in 2014 and served as chief operating officer for four years before assuming her present role as chief executive officer. She has a passion for investing in the development of people to help everyone achieve their aspirations. Throughout her career, Marx has championed new initiatives, including diversification strategies, sales and recruitment growth improvements, and operational efficiencies. She has led cutting-edge programs to give her teams a competitive advantage. Before Airswift, Marx served in various leadership roles with the Adecco Group over a 19-year period. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master of business administration. Marx is a member of the ASA board of directors.  



Kye Mitchell

Chief Operations Officer, Kforce Inc.

Mitchell serves as Kforce's chief operations officer. Mitchell is responsible for establishing and executing Kforce’s overall strategy to deliver exceptional technology and finance & accounting resources for clients. She leads all sales and delivery teams to deliver value-added solutions that ensure successful partnerships. 

She joined Kforce in 2005 through the acquisition of VistaRMS. She was president of VistaRMS, which was a national IT consulting firm with a strong presence in the federal, financial, and telecommunications industries. She was one of the company’s founders, leading it to Inc. Magazine's No. 2 Fastest Growing Private Company in 2001. Mitchell has been in the industry since 1991. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Penn State University. 



Ranjini Poddar

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Artech LLC

Poddar is chief executive officer and co-founder of Artech LLC, the largest woman-owned information technology staffing firm in the U.S., providing global workforce solutions to more than 80 Fortune 500 and government clients around the world. Through her leadership, Poddar has established a philosophy of client centricity and execution excellence that is instilled in the company’s culture. It is this operational and service delivery direction that has driven Artech to become an $810 million company with a team of 10,500+ staff and consultants at more than 35 locations in the U.S., India, China, and Canada. Poddar earned a juris doctorate from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree in information and computer science from the University of California. Poddar is a member of the ASA board of directors. 



DeLibra Wesley

Chief Operating Officer, The Delta Cos.

As chief operating officer at The Delta Companies, Wesley oversees all aspects of operations, including travel, housing, privileging, credentialing, quality assurance, licensing, and human resources for health care providers. With over 14 years of health care staffing experience, she has the unique expertise to support any back-office challenges, including training, quality measurement, compliance, project management, and business development. She serves as a strategic business partner to the TDC executive team by initiating development and improvements to best meet company goals and stay ahead of changes within the industry. She has been recognized with numerous internal and external industry accolades but takes most pride in leading a team that embraces and cultivates a culture of service. Wesley is a single mother of two boys: Tristen, an avid football lover, and Trace, who loves music and drawing. When her schedule allows, she loves to travel, visit museums, and attend concerts and plays. 

 

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