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Lisa is currently leading AT&T’s Technology Development Program which serves as the feeder pool for the organization’s future leaders. She also has responsibility for AT&T’s Technology and Operations Skills Transformation program, including the technology platforms that are enabling the transformation across the company. Prior to her current role, Lisa held a variety of different field and staff roles across various lines of business. Lisa joined AT&T in 1997 as a participant in the Leadership Development Program.
Given her early opportunities with the company, Lisa is highly engaged with mentoring AT&T’s talent pipeline of both experienced and new leaders.
Outside of AT&T, Lisa is a CASA advocate, working on behalf of children in the foster system. She is an active member of several AT&T employee resource groups including HACEMOS, Advocates for Women in Technology, and Women of AT&T. Lisa is a past recipient of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s (HACR) Young Hispanic Corporate Leaders award. Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in Business Honors and Marketing at the University of Texas and her Master of Business Administration at the University of Dallas. She recently completed nanodegrees in Computer Programming and Data Foundations. She resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband Tony.
Will is a self-identified “Talent Acquisition Enthusiast.” During his career, he has functioned as a full cycle recruiter and talent sourcing specialist in both agency and corporate environments. Recently he has been instrumental in defining and building talent sourcing functions for two Fortune 500 companies. Will is now the Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent Branding for Steelcase. His philosophies revolve around Talent Acquisition as a team sport, challenging the status quo, and the re-definition of the modern-day recruiter. Will has been a feature speaker at several events including SourceCon, ERE, and LinkedIn Talent Connect. You can follow his thoughts at http://www.therecruitingnerd.com.
Candace DiCresce is the Senior Director of Safety & Well-being at Rogers Communications, where she leads a talented team with a passion for protecting and enriching the physical and mental well-being of employees.
Candace has over 20 years of experience in consulting, industry, and the public sector, including working for Deloitte, MDS, and the Toronto Transit Commission. She has led sizeable global and local teams, and a wide range of risks ranging from working at heights to hearing conservation, and from hazardous materials management to global supply chain responsibility strategy. Her current focus is on driving strategic integration of safety, disability management, and wellness at Rogers into a holistic function that protects and enriches employee physical and mental well-being.
Candace holds a B.A.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Toronto, and is a proud professional engineer.