Thought Leaders

We are thrilled to have a broad talent base sharing their insight and lessons learned as they network with their peers.

Several Chicagoland Learning Leaders have recently presented at a conference or a peer networking session and we have been fortunate enough to archive their lessons learned for our members. You can hear a preview of one of their recent sessions by click on the listen to hotlinks below.

You can view all the thought leaders or select a learning area and/or company to narrow your search.

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Chuck Adams
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Chuck Adams

Global Compliance Director
Aon

Chuck is the Global Program Manager for Aon Hewitt's award-winning corporate university. He is responsible for managing the technology platforms supporting training delivery at Aon Hewitt, which were used to deliver more than 500,000 learning hours to associates in 2009. He has been with Aon Hewitt nine years as both a consultant and associate.

Chuck is also Master Facilitator in the Crosscultural/Diversity Power of Worldviews training program. The Crosscultural/Diversity program is part of a comprehensive initiative to increase crosscultural competence of organizational leaders and managers in the increasingly competitive global business landscape—both for increased business and critical talent. His dual role, as a Master facilitator, is the facilitation of courses to targeted populations and the training and evaluation of associates selected to participate as program trainers.

Chuck has 16 years of experience in community, education, and corporate diversity and inclusion programs. He has a B.A. in 20th Century American History and a M.S. in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications from Western Illinois University. Previous responsibilities at Aon Hewitt have been as Instructional Designer, Senior Project Manager, and Senior Learning & Development Consultant.

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Aon
 
Christine Adleman
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Christine Adleman

Director of Organizational Development & Learning
Johnsonville Sausage

As a Certified Human Resources and Organizational Learning & Development leader with 20 years of progressive experience developing and implementing people strategies, Christine's is responsible for leading Johnsonville's OD&L function for our 1800 member organization. Member development initiatives spans the areas of leadership development, career pathways, education outreach, partnering with teams to help solve business problems, team development, performance improvement, manufacturing/technical training.

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Johnsonville Sausage
 
Nick Allen
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Nick Allen

Director, Talent Managemen
Gensler

Nick brings almost 20 years of leadership experience and expertise specializing in implementing strategic talent and performance programs both specific to business units and across the enterprise. In his previous role, Nick was leading the effort of evolving United Airline’s performance management program to be a more business-driven, strategic tool to elevate United's Shared Purpose & Values: Connecting people. Uniting the world.

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Gensler
 
Noam Alon
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Noam Alon

Managing Director of Engagement Strategy and Innovation
United Airlines

Noam Alon is the Managing Director of Engagement Strategy and Innovation. He is responsible for executing on strategic initiatives related to improving employee engagement and airline performance.

Previous to this role, Noam was the Director of Automation, where he defined and oversaw the implementation of technology improvements for multiple operational organizations within the airline. Prior to this role, Noam served in various leadership roles, including as Director of the Network Operations Center, where he was responsible for directing United’s global operation of over 5,000 daily departures. Noam is also a pilot for United. He started his career with United in 1999, flying the Boeing 727. He currently flies the Boeing 737 on both domestic and international routes.

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United Airlines
 
Barry Alvarez
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Barry Alvarez

Director of Athletics
Wisconsin School of Business

Barry Alvarez is in his 12th year as Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16, and his 10th without the additional title of head football coach. Alvarez served as A.D. and football coach from 2004-05.

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Wisconsin School of Business
 
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