12th Annual Employer Leadership Summit

12th Annual Employer Leadership Summit

The Minnesota Health Action Group, a time-honored coalition of Minnesota purchasers dedicated to improving health and health care, hosted the 12th Annual Employer Leadership Summit on May 2, 2019.

The pace of change today is rapid, and high-performing organizations are focused on creating work environments that attract the best talent regardless of demographics. This diversity compels all employers to examine the trends shaping the workforce of tomorrow, while embracing the needs and changing expectations of those choosing to work later into life.

At this year’s Annual Employer Leadership Summit, CHANGE @ THE SPEED OF LIFE: Investing in the Workforce of Tomorrow, attendees had an opportunity to imagine the future of the workplace and the benefit needs of an increasingly diverse workforce.

Memories from this year’s Summit

A full house for the 12th Annual Employer Leadership Summit!

Action Group Board (l-r): Jon Schloemer (Fleet Farm); Carolyn Pare (Minnesota Health Action Group); Nance Lee Mosquera (City of Saint Paul); Jon Born (UNFI); Karen Chapin (U of MN); Ken Horstman (U of MN) NOT PICTURED: Nathan Morocco (DHS); Deidre Serum (Best Buy)

Action Group Member Sue Hoel, Hennepin County, ready to put good ideas to work!

Action Group team (l-r): Sue Jesseman, Carolyn Pare, Emilie Ellenz, Deb Krause

Alicia Young, City of Minneapolis

All set up and ready to start the day!

Josh Krob welcomes visitors to the Allina Health | Aetna booth

Andrew Wainwright, Jaclyn Wainright from AiRCare Health

Barb Flitsch (AMP) introduces “Lessons from Real Life” panel (l-r) Leah McLean (5 EYEWITNESS NEWS); Jodi Hubler (Lemhi Ventures); Tracy Schmidt (Executive Human Resources Change Leader); Erin Hatzikostas (b Authentic inc); Jan Dick (Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation)

Ashlie Lystad from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Carolyn Pare kicks off the day


Steve Samataro representing ConsumerMedical

Deb Krause leads the quick poll questions

Donyelle Mikacevich, League of MN Cities, visits with sponsors

Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, shares the power and science of storytelling

Health care Innovator CEO panel (l-r) Carolyn Pare, Sean Duffy (Omada), Michael Walsh (Cariloop), Lonny Stormo (POPS!), Dale Cook (Learn to Live)

Miguel Rosa from Hello Heart

Innovator Austin Wilcox discusses the benefits of Naturally Slim

Innovator David Stedman of BrightDime and the importance of employee financial health

Innovator Moe AlKadi of Sibly shares his vision for employee well-being

Innovator Shannon Spanhake of Cleo helps families navigate parenthood and careers

John Bachhuber of Thrivent gathers tips from sponsors

Keynote speaker, Rebecca Ditmer, on the shifting nature of employment

LisaJo Johnson represents LifeSpeak at the Summit

Gary Parker and Vanessa Fiorillo from Medimpact greet booth visitors

Mental health panel (l-r) Jean McGrory (Mortenson); Darcy Gruttadaro (American Psychiatric Association Foundation Center for Workplace Health); Laura Burns (CentraCare); Jaclyn Wainwright (AiRCare Health); Deb Krause (Minnesota Health Action Group)

Janis Koltun representing Mercer

Matt Dunn representing Omada Health

Cheri Ambrose and Tracy Rheineck from PDR

Diane Everett and Dave Parkinson represent Rethink Benefits

Ryan Reisdorfer from the U of MN learns more about Diamond
Sponsor AiRCare Health

The AiRCare Health team: Tiffany Morvari, Andrew Wainwright, Sophia Holcomb and Jaclyn Wainwright

Lots of visitors to the Trividia Health booth

Dan Stumpfl representing Trividia Health

Jeff Fredrickson representing UnitedHealthcare (sharing a booth with OptumRx)

Welcoming attendees!

Jen Zygmunt chats with Wellbeats booth visitors

Brad Merker from PreferredOne set to share “best health” advice

Craig Root represents Livongo at the Summit

Matt Schwein representing Health Fitness

Sandy Schenck of Naturally Slim visting with Summit attendees

Socks from Grand Rounds were a big hit with Summit attendees! (Jaclyn Butia, Tyler McIntosh)

Sponsors are set up and ready for the day!

Thank you to sponsor Aon!

Thank you, Medica, for your sponsorship!

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