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PDP events feature executives from a variety of industries and roles to share career insights and more about their positions and career paths.

Explore previous speakers from PDP events:

  • Jessica RushJessica Rush
    Chief Talent Officer
    How to Get Hired


  • Clint EdensClint Edens
    Regional President, Patterson Dental
    Career Selling & Lessons from Crisis


  • Mario ZandstraMario Zandstra
    President & CEO, Family Legacy
    A Divine Business Calling: Who? When? Where? How?


  • Adam CannardAdam Cannard
    Manager - Talent Acquisition, Fisher Investments
    Interviewing Success


  • Robert HowardRobert Howard
    Big Tech Recruiter
    It Gets Better, I Promise: From sales to recruiting in Big Tech and navigating the first 7 years of your career

  • Brian GaliciaBrian Galicia
    Global Sales Leader for Sales Automation & LinkedIn, Microsoft
    LinkedIn Workshop


  • Deb SawyerDeb Sawyer
    Managing Director, ZRG Partners
    Leading with Emotional Intelligence


  • Staci WoodsStaci Woods
    Director - Solution Engineering Strategic Messaging and Execution, Oracle
    Faith in a Fortune 100 Company

  • Curtis SchroederCurtis Schroeder
    Principal Advisor - Sales Strategy & Organizational Development, Oracle
    Faith in a Fortune 100 Company

  • Joanne MorettiJoanne Moretti
    Founder & CEO, JCurve Digital
    Positioning Yourself

  • Mike SchultzMike Schultz
    President, RAIN Group
    What Sales Winners Do Differently


  • Sam AzideSam Azide
    Outside Sales Representative, IBM
    How Learning Continues After College


  • Meagan RowellMeagan Rowell
    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, PolyOne
    How Learning Continues After College


  • Jemia YoungJemia Young
    Diversity Talent Program Manager, TEKsystems
    Show up Different: How to Knock Your Interview Out of the Park


  • Lynn HiggsLynn Higgs
    CEO, Fortis Solutions Group
    Positioning Yourself


  • Brian WilliamsBrian Williams
    Founder & CEO, Perspectivity International
    The Power of Effective Communication


  • Grant CardoneGrant Cardone
    Best Selling Author, Sales Trainer & Marketing Influencer
    Building a 10X Career


  • Jim AlcinaJim Alcina
    AVP of Sales, Pegasystems
    Interviewing Success


  • David BellasDavid Bellas
    Head of Sales - Australia & New Zealand, LinkedIn
    Positioning Yourself on LinkedIn

  • Shawn DorroughShawn Dorrough
    Author, Speaker and Certified Career and Business Coach - The Wealth Shift Project; Senior Manager - GuideStone Financial
    Five Rules to Creating a Successful Business Career

  • Curtis MohrCurtis Mohr
    CEO, The Pinske Edge
    Balancing Progress, Professionalism & Levity at Work


  • Ty WilliamsTy Williams
    Manager of Inside Sales, Palo Alto Networks
    Interviewing Success


  • Eric WallerEric Waller
    Managing Partner, Moab Medical Development
    Positioning Yourself


  • Dennis AllenDennis Allen
    Private Equity/Turnaround Situation Expert
    Flying High as a High Performer


  • Warren BurtWarren Burt
    Territory Account Manager, AppDynamics
    Navigating New Beginnings


  • Alex DixonAlex Dixon
    Deal Execution Lead, Accenture
    Navigating New Beginnings


  • Kimberly DixonKimberly Dixon
    Account Executive, Qualtrics
    Navigating New Beginnings


  • Morgan GreenwoodMorgan Greenwood
    Enterprise Acquisition Inside Account Manager, VMware
    Navigating New Beginnings


  • Scott CloutierScott Cloutier
    Senior District Sales Manager, Federated Insurance
    Interviewing Success


  • Jeffrey JonesJeffrey Jones
    Marketing Representative, Federated Insurance
    Interviewing Success


  • Kathleen HartmanKathleen Hartman
    Sales Trainer, Rackspace
    Positioning Yourself

  • Mack RhoadesMack Rhoades
    Vice President and Director of Athletics, Baylor University
    Rebuilding and Reshaping Culture


  • Mike RodriguezMike Rodriguez
    Speaker, Author and Leadership Expert, Mike Rodriguez-International
    Are You Ready to Become More?


  • Justin PowellJustin Powell
    Sales Operations Leader, Owens Corning
    Interviewing Success


  • Mickey HessMickey Hess
    National Sales Manager, 3M
    Positioning Yourself


  • Diana CurtiDiana Curti
    Partner Services Coordinator, IMG College
    Marketing Baylor Athletics


  • Clark McCormackClark McCormack
    Account Executive, IMG College
    Marketing Baylor Athletics


  • Amanda MeslerAmanda Mesler
    General Manager, Microsoft
    Running, Leading, Making an Impact


  • Natalie CassNatalie Cass
    Corporate Recruiter, Qualtrics
    Interviewing Success


  • Taylor SaffordTaylor Safford
    Site Lead – Dallas Office, Qualtrics
    Interviewing Success


  • Dave GordonDave Gordon
    Chief Marketing Officer, Gallagher Bassett Services
    Positioning Yourself


  • Jim Fifield
    Retired Music Industry, Apparel and Consumer Goods Executive
    First Wednesday - April
  • HSB Communications & Marketing
    Becca Broaddus, Brittany Foreman, Lindy Fuller, CJ Jackson
    Marketing the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation
  • Richard McLemore
    Canada BDC Regional Manager, Oracle
    Branding Workshop
  • Chris Newberry
    Vice President of Sales, Global Atlantic Financial Group
    30 Years in 30 Minutes
  • Kartik Pashupati
    Research Manager, Research Now
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Paul Kirch
    CEO, Actus Sales Intelligence
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Phil Jackson
    Director, Healthcare & Insurance Verticals, Decision Analyst, Inc.
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Hayley Dawson-Owens
    Vice President, Client Service, Decision Analyst, Inc.
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • John Colias
    Senior Vice President and Advanced Analytics Consultant, Decision Analyst, Inc.
    CASRO Market Research Panel
  • Ian McCaw
    Director of Athletics, Baylor University
    Leadership & Time Management
  • Jay Mitchell
    President & Founder, Mereo, LLC
    Career Secrets: The Baylor Edition
  • Emily Warren
    CEO, Homecare Interact
    Start Now: The Importance of Social Media in Your Career
  • Kerry Olin
    General Manager, Microsoft
    First Wednesday - April
  • David Engfer
    Manager, Pariveda Solutions
    First Wednesday - March
  • John Barry
    Chief Marketing Officer, Baylor University
    Branding Workshop
  • Adam Bryant
    Corner Office columnist, The New York Times
    First Wednesday - February
  • John Rainey
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, United Airlines
    First Wednesday - November
  • Shirley Hunter
    VP Global Operations, Teradata
    First Wednesday - October
  • Sharon Chacon
    Executive Team Lead - HR, Target
    Branding Workshop
  • Keith Link
    Senior Account Manager of Sales, Occidental Chemical Corporation
    First Wednesday - September
  • Kristine Mansour
    Corporate Sales Manager, Houston Rockets
    "Tip-Off" Your Career - April
  • Debra A. Dinnocenzo
    President, VirtualWorks!
    First Wednesday - April
  • Sam Turtletaub
    Key Accts/Sales Development Leader, Century Interactive
    First Wednesday - March
  • Micah Copeland
    Executive Team Leader, Target
    Branding Workshop - February
  • Becca Hoopingarner
    Field Campus Recruiter, Target
    Branding Workshop - February
  • Mark Jones
    Chairman and CEO, TWG Insurance
    First Wednesday - February
  • Warren Burt
    Inside Account Executive, VMware
    First Wednesday - November
  • Will May
    Enterprise Account Manager, AppDynamics
    First Wednesday - November
  • Stefani Thornton
    Regional Sales Director, Reynolds and Reynolds
    First Wednesday - October
  • Ashley Slaughter
    Store Team Lead, Target
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Deborah McGregor
    CEO, Care Net Pregnancy Center
    First Wednesday - September
  • Chuck Anderson
    President, Occidental Chemical Corporation
    First Wednesday - September
  • Melanie Courtright
    VP Research Services, Research Now
    First Wednesday - April
  • Hayley Dawson-Owens
    VP Client Service, Decision Analyst
    First Wednesday - April
  • Rynetta Garner
    Senior Recruiter, Target
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Bill Goren
    Head of Business Operations, Austin Toros
    Senior Send-Off
  • Amy Kruckemeyer
    VP Human Resources, Decision Analyst
    First Wednesday - April
  • Mark Latham
    Owner, TruDenta
    First Wednesday - October
  • Ken Merbler
    President, Ken Merbler & Associates
    First Wednesday - February
  • Tanner Mezel
    Principal, DSG Consulting
    First Wednesday - March
  • Paul Nelson
    Sales Executive, IBM
    First Wednesday - November
  • Chris Olsen
    Recruiting Manager, Research Now
    First Wednesday - April
  • Brandon Parrott
    CEO, Kids Sports Network
    First Wednesday - January
  • Kartik Pashupati
    Research Manager, Research Now
    First Wednesday - April
  • Laurie Watson
    Store Team Lead, Target
    Branding Workshop - Spring
  • Truman Blocker
    Partner, Spectrum Financial Group
    First Wednesday - September
  • Brittany Blum
    Business Development Manager, VitecOnline
    First Wednesday - January
  • Matt Bowman
    Regional Manager, Paycom
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Stuart Clark
    Senior VP Sales & Marketing, McLane Company
    First Wednesday - November
  • Rhett Dawson
    International Sales Director, Success Motivation International, Inc.
    First Wednesday - October
  • Matt Hess
    Education Director, World Hunger Relief
    First Wednesday - February
  • Tiffany McGowen
    Director of Recruiting, Paycom
    Branding Workshop - Fall
  • Deborah McGregor
    CEO, Care Net Pregnancy Center
    First Wednesday - February
  • Kevin Miller
    Salesperson, Tom James
    Senior Send-Off - Spring
  • Claire Moncla
    Communications, Waco Foundation
    First Wednesday - February
  • Ben Randolph
    Account Director and Principal, Agency Entourage
    First Wednesday - April
  • Mike Raymond
    Senior Advisor, Curves International
    First Wednesday - March
  • Tom Sicola
    VP Marketing, McLane Company
    First Wednesday - November
  • Kathryn Thompson
    Corporate College Recruiter, Paycom
    Branding Workshop - Spring
  • Kathy Wise
    Assistant Director, Mission Waco
    First Wednesday - February
  • Ashley Allison
    Executive Director, Waco Foundation
    First Wednesday - January
  • Sara Dunne
    Co-Publisher, Nside Publications
    First Wednesday - March
  • Ron Gajewski
    President, Beyond ROI, Inc.
    Senior Send-Off - Fall & Spring
  • Michael Jenkins
    President and Managing Director, Dallas Summer Musicals
    First Wednesday - October
  • Jim McKinley
    Founding Partner, 360Partners
    First Wednesday - September
  • Richard Sandomir
    Sports & Business Reporter, The New York Times
    First Wednesday - April
  • Bryan Tilson
    Advertising Executive, Wieden+Kennedy
    First Wednesday - November
  • Matt Zolfo
    Equipment Sales Consultant, Henry Schein Dental
    First Wednesday - March
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