--Terence Donahue, corporate director, Learning, Emerson Electric
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--James D. Kirkpatrick, PhD, Senior Consultant, Kirkpatrick Partners
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--Mijeong Kim, Ph.D., director, Learning & Performance Institute, Credu, Korea
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--Meg Pletcher, national director of learning & development, Emeritus Senior Living
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—Will Thalheimer, PhD, president, Work-Learning Research, Inc.
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— Nicole Roy-Tobin, chief learning officer, Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Services, LLP