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Guillermo Corea

Chief Business Innovation and Growth Officer, American Psychological Association

Guillermo Corea is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years of experience in digital media, business development, venture capital, and strategic management. Currently serving as the chief business innovation and growth officer at APA, he holds the distinction of being the first person appointed to this pivotal role. In this capacity, Corea is responsible for spearheading the development and implementation of innovative revenue generation strategies for both the association and its affiliate, APA Services, Inc. Corea brings a wealth of expertise to this role, underscored by his successful track record in launching new operations, expanding revenue streams, and fostering impactful partnerships.

Before joining APA, Corea spent nine years with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), where he held various roles, culminating in his position as managing director, workplace innovation lab and venture capital. During his tenure at SHRM, he demonstrated a keen ability to lead innovative initiatives, including the launch of an impact investment vehicle, new business lines, and products. His strategic vision and leadership significantly contributed to the expansion of SHRM's e-commerce revenue.

Corea's career has spanned across diverse sectors, including roles at Scripps Networks, Ciena, and TMG Custom Media. His international experience in managing operations and expanding into global markets has further enriched his skill set. 


In addition to his role at the APA, Corea serves as an advisory board member for the Velocity Network Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by Velocity Career Labs, focusing on innovative blockchain technology. His involvement underscores his dedication to contributing to cutting-edge initiatives and supporting research and development within the technology sector.


Corea holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA in economics from Lynchburg College.

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James Robbins

Founder, First Ascent Leadership

James Robbins transforms busy, task-focused managers into inspirational leaders who achieve results using simple frameworks that anyone can implement. He is the author of "Nine Minutes on Monday," which was named the 2012 Business Book of the Year. James works with Fortune 500 companies to help them create amazing cultures through excellence in leadership. Named one of the top Leadership Speakers of 2018 by INC Magazine, he enjoys working with leaders at all levels to increase their impact. In his spare time, James heads to the mountains for new adventures, often accompanied by one of his three adult children. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Michelle Tatum-Bush

Partner, FordHarrison

Michelle Tatum-Bush provides advice and handles disputes for employers in Florida and with operations throughout the US.

Her clients represent a wide variety of industries, including construction, brokerages, medical practices, management, insurance, and not-for-profit organizations. Michelle has particular expertise in FMLA and ADA accommodations matters. She is also passionate about helping clients throughout their litigation matters, whether the cases involve discrimination and harassment in the workplace, retaliation against whistleblowers, WARN Act claims or violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in the Employment Act.

Michelle understands the challenges facing employers first hand. Prior to joining FordHarrison, Michelle was a judicial staff attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida, where she oversaw the operation of the Criminal Division and was responsible for hiring, firing, managing, and disciplining attorneys as well as interns. Michelle also served as the Capital Judicial Staff Attorney, appointed by the criminal judiciary to attend all phases of capital murder trials to assist judges with instantaneous research and recommendations on issues that arose during hearings and trials.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Michelle also served as a Special Master, appointed by the Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit on a per case basis to preside over evidentiary hearings regarding petitions for belated appeal filed in the First District of Appeal. In this role Michelle issued written orders to the First District Court of Appeal setting forth findings of fact and conclusions of law regarding a petitioner's entitlement to a belated appeal.

Michelle served eleven years on the Board of Directors for the University of North Florida Alumni Association, serving as its President for two years. During her time serving as Board President Michelle was honored to give graduation commencement speeches at each graduation ceremony, awarded monies raised by the Alumni Association to the first-generation scholarship fund, served as an Ex-Officio board member on UNF's Foundation Board, and was selected to be on the committee leading the Foundation in developing the University's ten-year strategic plan. Michelle remains very involved in UNF.

Michelle also speaks frequently to groups of HR professionals, brokers and other audiences on a wide range of employment-related topics.

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Carol Craig

Founder and CEO, Craig Technologies and Sidus Space

“I don’t like being told I can’t do something,” says Carol Craig, founder and CEO of Craig Technologies and Sidus Space, headquartered in Merritt Island, FL.  Craig Technologies is an Engineering, Design, Technology and Manufacturing company that supports government and commercial customers nationwide with employees in over 20 states. Over ten years, Carol grew Craig Technologies from one person in 1999 to over 450 associates with steadily increasing revenues and diversification and has spent the last decade focusing on aerospace and defense with a concentration on commercial opportunities. In 2021, Carol separated the company’s aerospace branch and created Sidus Space. Sidus Space serves the government and commercial space industries and is backed by proven experience in the design, development, and commercialization of new and innovative space technologies and services through aerospace and defense partnerships and collaborations. With the vision of “Bringing Space Down to Earth,” Sidus Space focuses on reimagining low cost and viable space access for all. In addition, Carol became the first female founder and owner of a space-based company to go public when Sidus Space was listed on the NASDAQ for its initial public offering (IPO).

Carol’s story, leading her to where she is with a Nasdaq IPO today, is truly unique. Before becoming a self-described “astropreneur,” Carol was one of the first women eligible to fly combat aircraft in the U.S. Navy and the first female aviator in her squadron serving as an active-duty P-3C Orion Naval Flight Officer. She was responsible for all tactical communication and navigation aboard combat aircraft in this position. An engineer by trade, Carol provided software design and development for military aircraft cockpit systems before her Naval service and instruction of flight planning software for the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School post service.

Carol earned a BA in Computer Science from Knox College, BS in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  

In 2017, Carol received the 2017 “Making a Difference” award from The American Business Women’s Association Oceanside Charter Chapter.  In 2016, Carol received a Special Congressional Recognition award from Congressman Bill Posey during Hispanic Heritage Month for her outstanding and invaluable service to the local community.  In 2015, Carol was selected as the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Florida and South Florida District and was recognized as the national first runner-up finalist in Washington, DC. The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) recognized Carol with the Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award in 2013. She received the prestigious 2013 HENAAC Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Great Minds in STEM. In 2008, the Society of Women Engineers recognized Carol as Entrepreneur of the Year.
 
Carol has also been featured in several publications, including The University of Illinois Alumni Magazine, Florida Trend, Washington Technology, Entrepreneur.com, Orlando Business Journal, and Florida Today.

Over the past 10 years Carol has held positions on over 30 boards and currently serves as a member of the Knox College Board of Trustees, is the Enterprise Florida Executive Committee Military Business Unit Liaison, and is a board member with the Florida Tech College of Business, Advisory Board, Florida Chamber of Commerce, UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dean’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB), Junior Achievement of the Space Coast, Florida High-Tech Corridor Council and for the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL.

Carol and her husband, CAPT John W. Craig, USN (RET), a former F/A-18 pilot who now flies for JetBlue Airways have two teenage children. In response to her son’s diagnosis with Prader-Willi Syndrome in 2001, Carol founded the Danny Craig Foundation, aiming to raise and administer funds for multiple organizations that focus on researching children’s medical disorders and identifying interventions that help them lead independent lives.

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Gloria Sinclair-Miller, SHRM-SCP

Vice President Membership and Customer Community Experience, SHRM

Gloria Sinclair Miller is an accomplished Senior HR Business Executive with more than 20 years of successful global and domestic human resources leadership in a variety of industry sectors including biopharmaceutical, retail, financial services, non-profit organizations. Gloria has held leadership positions with the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Borders Group Inc, TD Bank and Rosenbluth International.

Gloria currently serves as the Director for Enterprise and Executive Network Membership with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).  In this role, Gloria is part of the Membership team overseeing the servicing and retention of our executive members as well as supporting all membership segments, educational programs, certification and services focused on advancing the profession of human resources and creating better workplaces for all.

Gloria holds a Master of Science (MS) in Human Resources Management and Services from Widener University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Resources Management from Wilmington University. She also holds the SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP) designation.  

Gloria has served in numerous Volunteer Leadership roles including Chapter President and long-time Board Member for the Philadelphia Society for Human Resources Management (Philly SHRM) Chapter, and Board Chairman for USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.  She is currently the HR Lead and member of the 2030 Commission for Womens Veterans ROCK.


 

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Louis D. Wilson

Managing Partner, FordHarrison

Louis Wilson is the Managing Partner of the Melbourne office. He regularly assists employers on a wide range of matters, from providing advice and guidance on day-to-day labor and employment law issues to representation in complex employment litigation matters. 

Louis has extensive experience assisting organizations with drafting employment contracts and non-compete agreements, developing personnel policies and practices, conducting workplace trainings and investigations, and carrying out separations and reductions-in-force. Louis also regularly represents employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies, with a particular focus in breach of contract, discrimination, FMLA, wage/hour and whistleblower matters. Additionally, Louis has a broad range of experience representing management in traditional labor matters, including providing legal advice in connection with union organizing campaigns and representation in labor arbitration and unfair labor practice charge proceedings.

Over the course of his legal career Louis has advised and represented clients involved in a variety of industries and sectors, including companies involved in the financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, restaurant and retail industries, as well as a number of public employers and government contractors. He is a member of the firm's Global Legal Services practice group, as well as its Healthcare and Restaurant practice groups. Earlier in his career Louis was an attorney in the labor and employment practice group of a large international law firm based in New York City where he worked extensively with employers on a variety of labor and employment matters, including complex corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. He also spent several years in London, England where he qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and studied UK employment law. While in law school, Louis served as an Articles Editor for the George Washington University Journal of International Law and Economics and was a member of the George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board.

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