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Keynote Speakers

We have exciting keynote speakers lined up!

Grace Lim (June 5)

photo of Grace Lim, our other keynote speakerGrace Lim is a journalist with more than 20 years of professional experience, covering stories ranging from hard-news crime to celebrity profiles. She’s been a staff reporter for The Austin American-Statesman and The Miami Herald covering police, education and business. During one nutty year working as a staff reporter for The Star (yes, the supermarket tabloid), she traveled to 30 states, tagged Liz Taylor to Acapulco and secured the worldwide exclusive story from Charles Manson’s biological son. Despite that year, formerly known as the Grace Gone Wild (journalistically) period, she was accepted to Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where, much to the chagrin of the really serious students, she graduated (with honors, even). Lim was also a staff correspondent for the Miami bureau of People magazine and is proud to say she refrained from selling Justin Timberlake’s phone number on eBay. These days she is paying penance for any journalistic transgressions she may have committed in her youth. She teaches multi-platform storytelling at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she relies on her Plone team to routinely save the day.

Elizabeth Leddy (June 6)

photo of Elizabeth Leddy, our Plone keynote speaker

Elizabeth is an independent Plone consultant working out of Berkley, CA. She has done python web application development and deployment in a variety of frameworks for over 9 years in industries such as upper education, intelligence research and development, healthcare IT, and knowledge management. She is deeply involved in the Plone community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Plone Foundation, the Plone 4.X Framework Team and hosted the 2011 Plone Conference in San Francisco. She can also be seen locally teaching Python web development and open source participation at the Noisebridge hacker space in San Francisco.

Dr. Curtis L. Odom (June 5)

Dr. Curtis L. Odom, leadership coachDr. Curtis L. Odom is a leadership coach for MOR Associates. As a coach and consultant, Curtis focuses on executive coaching, leadership and team development, and the interpersonal professional development aspects of career management with his clients. As a former Vice President with Comcast, Curtis knows the demanding expectations and challenges his clients face. He coaches successful new and emerging leaders to help them identify the strengths they can build on along with the vital few opportunities that if addressed will help them be even better. Dr. Odom has over 15 years of experience in talent management, performance consulting, leadership program development, and coaching and feedback as a practitioner, researcher, author and speaker. Curtis has an earned doctorate of education from Pepperdine University in organizational change and has been industry certified as both a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) for over 10 years from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI) respectively. Additionally, Dr. Odom has achieved industry certification as both a Human Capital Strategist (HCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP) from the Human Capital Institute. Most notably, Curtis was awarded the high distinction of being selected as a member of the Boston Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 class for 2010.

About MOR Associates:

MOR (Maximizing Organizational Resources) provides:

  • customized leadership development programs
  • data analysis in support of evidence based decision-making
  • strategic consulting,working in partnership with clients to bring about sustainable improvements.

Since our inception in 1983, MOR has supported, advised, coached and inspired leaders as they develop strategies designed to enhance their individual and organization’s success. MOR focuses on helping leaders position their organization and their people to deliver increasing value in the future.

Plone Symposium Midwest 
2013 : June 2-9, 2013 : 
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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