ASP CHICAGO Presents
The Role of the Leader in Strategy Execution
To guide any organization to achieve its desired results leaders are responsible for developing a successful strategy and then leading the rest of team in execution of the strategy. When leaders coach their team, remove road blocks and ensure the right outcomes are achieved the infamous strategy execution gap can be avoided.
Unfortunately, too often leaders delegate execution and lose track of what is happening in their organization. According to McKinsey, “Half of all efforts to transform organization performance fail because leaders don’t act as role models or because people in the organization defend the status quo.”
- Learn what leaders must do to be successful in executing strategy
- Understand how leader’s day-to-day activities change when they lead execution
- Find out what other organizations are doing to effectively execute their organization’s strategy
- Learn how to gain employee engagement through the execution journey
5:30 PM to 5:55 PM Registration and Networking
5:55 PM to 6:00 PM Call to Order, Chapter Introduction and Announcements
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Speaker Presentation and Q&A
7:15 PM to 7:30 PM Additional Networking and Discussion
DATE & TIME:
February 12, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM CST
$25 ASP Members; $45 Non-ASP Members;
Archer Daniels Midland Headquarters
77 West Wacker Drive Suite 4600
Tom Witty, PMP®, SMP
As Director – PMO and Strategy Development, Tom oversees Americo Life Insurance’s corporate development efforts in the areas of strategy and project management, and capital planning and budgeting. He’s responsible for the administration of Americo’s corporate strategy and the underlying project management portfolio. In addition to his strategy management duties, he leads the Project Management Office and Project Managers in the day to day execution of the company’s strategic projects and he chairs project governance committees and review boards. Prior to joining to Americo, he held executive and management positions at a Fortune 500 logistics company, leading the organization in the areas of engineering, marketing, IT, operations, program management and strategy development. Tom has a B.S. Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and a M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a PMP®, Project Management Professional and he’s been an active member of Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) for over ten years, recently receiving his SMP designation. He also has his FLMI, Fellow Life Management Institute certification in insurance operations. Tom resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Patty and son Warren.
Kim Medici Shelquist
Medici Shelquist is SVP Planning and Development, Homesteaders Life Company. She leads organizational strategy development as well as initiative management and project planning. In her work with Homesteaders, she leads the organization’s efforts to understand its market, distribution channels and, ultimately, the consumer. She facilitates the analysis of this information and leads the team’s efforts to develop the organizational strategic plan and initiatives designed to execute on that plan. In addition, her team is made up of project managers who ensure the initiatives are executed in a timely and effective manner. Medici Shelquist also plays a leading role in identifying future growth opportunities for Homesteaders in the pre-need and funeral service arenas. She provides corporate leadership as a member of Homesteaders Executive Team.
Medici Shelquist believes comprehensive communications are vital to best facilitate planning, initiative development and project management. She holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.
Anne E Trampas
Ann E Trampas, CSAP, is the Professional Development Practice Lead for Phoenix Consulting and Lecturer at the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC). As Practice Lead she works with clients developing and delivering skills mastery classes in collaborative relationship management and consulting in optimizing their strategic alliances. At UIC she teaches Business Strategy and a Marketing classes at both the graduate and undergraduate level and advises the American Marketing Association Chapter. She is also a faculty member of the American Management Association, where is facilitates a variety of courses.
She is currently a Board Member and former President of the Midwest Chapter of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) and a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the ISO standard for Collaborative Business. She is a member of the Executives Club of Chicago and the American Marketing Association. Previously Ann has held positions including ASAP Certification Program Director ASAP and Vice President of Global Alliances for IBM-SPSS and Vice – President of Partner Marketing for Teleglobe.
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