Speaker #1 Title: Career Coach
Speaker #1 Company: Lanum Enterprises
Speaker #1 Bio: Judy Lanum has held various hats throughout her career including Customer Service Manager, System Analyst, Program Director, Youth Mentor, Public Speaking Coach, and Marketing Director. She has an art for making others comfortable with sharing, as she enjoys learning the unique stories and adventures of those she meets. Her life’s mission is to empower others with the ability to discover the skills and traits they already possess, determine their 5-year goals, and to help them accomplish those goals. Judy feels strongly that the art of targeted, intentional conversations with others - with a mindset to meet their needs first - is a major factor in succeeding.
Speaker #2 Title: Manager of Career Coaching
Speaker #2 Company: Wilbanks Consulting Group
Speaker #2 Bio: Julie has been in HR and Talent Acquisition for more than 16 years. Julie's experience has ranged across different industries. Julie works with clients to look at their accomplishments and goals for the future to effectively communicate their unique value - both in writing and conversation. Using a proven formula developed through experience over time, WCG's clients consistently achieve their goals. Julie brings the perspective of what today’s employers are looking for through the eyes of the recruiter and hiring manager. She works with professionals from many backgrounds - those returning to the workplace, transitioning industries, looking for that next promotion, and leveraging transferable skills.
Speaker #3 Title: Engineering & Finance Consultant
Speaker #3 Bio: Ed Gilliard has diverse experience in engineering, finance, strategic planning and government affairs, in both the domestic and international arenas. He has been involved with negotiating and closing over $3 billion of complex transactions internationally and in the U.S.
He has a superior record of accomplishment of accomplishments at major companies like Baker Hughes, Burlington Resources, Banque Indosuez, Houston Industries, Continental Bank, Amoco and other companies. He is very experienced in negotiating complex transactions and building consensus with diverse groups, in English and Spanish,
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston.