Speaker Bios

Janice Branch

 

Janice Branch has been a senior training consultant for InterAction Training for twenty years. She is a very seasoned presenter that has all the right stuff to wow her participants about the subject matter. Prior to joining InterAction Training, Janice was the Senior Manager of Training for Consolidated Communications where she managed, designed, coordinated and presented training programs for this multi-state telecommunications company with over 1000 employees.Whether it is teaching how to coach, manage, lead, negotiate, service, sell or train at every level in an organization or if it is consulting on problem solving and servant leadership, Janice is the “go-to” person every bank wants to hear from. Participants appreciate her “been there, done that” humor along with her expert ability to facilitate learning.

Janice has obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management from Almeda University and is certified by the University of Houston in Leadership and Management. In addition, Janice has obtained trainer certifications from Achieve Global and Development Dimensions, Inc.

A native Texan she enjoys many pursuits in addition to teaching and learning but none more than being a grandmother and tending to her ten acre home in Montgomery, Texas just north of Houston.


Deborah Crawford

 

Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Virginia based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 27 years of combined teaching and banking experience.

 

 


Debbie Fay

Debbie Fay is founder and president of bespeak presentation solutions, llc, providing presentation development, one on one public speaking coaching, and corporate training to businesses worldwide. Bespeak’s clients include: BNY Mellon Bank, the Hay Group, US Fund for UNICEF, Moody’s Investment Services, Tauck World Discovery, Sabra Dipping Products and many others.  An award winning trainer and teacher with a life- long involvement in theater, Debbie helps her clients present themselves with confidence, conviction, and clarity, delivering presentations that get heard and get results.   Debbie is a sought after speaker and contributing author to forbes.com and the Huffington Post. Debbie’s book, “Nail it. Create and deliver presentations that connect, compel, and convince.” is available from Amazon and other book retailers.

 

 


Jordan George

Jordan George, sHRBP, LDCP is an award-winning leadership & talent development executive with over 10 years of diverse experience in HR, learning management, and organizational development. He’s also a total pro at making stuff up (don’t worry, this bio is the real deal). As a professional improviser, Jordan has performed extensively throughout Central Florida as well as at the world’s largest improv festival, the Del Close Marathon, in New York City. Blending facilitation and performance, Jordan uses the art of improvisation to help trainers and teams cultivate positive employee experiences that empower people to do their best work. He is passionate about dismantling training stereotypes and considers himself incredibly blessed to have found a career where he gets to make people laugh for a living.

 

 


Kindra Hall

 

Kindra is an award-winning columnist, author, and national champion storyteller.  As a former Director of Marketing and VP of Sales, Kindra discovered the most effective method for capturing attention and increasing revenue–great storytelling.  Kindra’s work can be seen in a weekly column at Inc.com, and has been featured in SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur.com and behind the scenes in New Your Times best selling books.  A former board member of the National Storytelling Network, and with a Masters’ Degree in Organizational Communications & Management, Kindra now teaches innovative companies and their employees to become better leaders and communicate with the irresistible power of strategic storytelling.

 

 


Kathlynn McConnell, CPLP, CRO

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Kathlynn McConnell holds a B.A.Sc Degree from the University of MN Duluth, is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), full time Director of Training for Members Cooperative Credit Union , and the Chief Refueling Officer (CRO)/president /owner of Lifestyle Consulting Services.

Focusing on the “human side of business”, Kathlynn works with her MCCU team members and partners with businesses and organizations of all sizes, giving them tools to get their staff inspired and engaged so they can provide fabulous customer service, communicate well and play nicely with each other in the sandbox (which we call the workplace).

Kathlynn has partnered with clients such as the Mayo Medical Clinic, Toro, Land O’Lakes, Public Works Association, Bank Trainer’s Conference, the Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Management, hospitals, universities, financials, non-profit organizations…well, you get the idea.

In addition, Kathlynn also is the Past President for the American Society for Training and Development- Lake Superior Chapter, Vice President of the Professional Women’s Network, and serves in a variety of capacities in many other community, church and professional organizations.


Carl Pry

Carl Pry is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and Certified Risk Professional (CRP) who is a Managing Director for Treliant Risk Advisors in Washington, DC. Through his working career, as well as through his experience as a banking attorney and officer, he has provided a variety of regulatory compliance and financial performance services to financial institutions and other clients throughout the country. He has written extensively regarding consumer and commercial compliance, tax, audit, and financial institution legal issues, and is a frequent contributor to and currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the ABA Bank Compliance magazine. He has spoken at scores of banking, compliance, and state bar associations, and has conducted training sessions for financial institutions across the country.

 


Janine Truitt

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC, a business strategy consulting firm. Her aim is to provide practical and sustainable solutions, programs and strategies that are a catalyst for innovation. She is also the Founder and Chief Blogger at “The Aristocracy of HR” and Host of Periscope TV show “Ask Czarina Live”. Janine is a globally-known figure, dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and a respected voice bringing both a human touch and business savvy to HR and Technology. She has been quoted by Maternity.com , SHRM, US News Careers and been featured by Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise and Ebony Magazines.

 

 


 

Honey Shelton

honey-shelton-cropped.jpgHoney Shelton brings the best of both worlds to her speaking and training engagements. She has 25 years of experience as a training and quality improvement consultant for banks and banking associations across the country. Her banking background includes spending three years as Executive Vice President/Chief Retail Banking Officer with First Victoria National Bank. Nationally recognized as an outstanding speaker, over a half million bankers have participated in programs Honey has presented. Her depth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and compelling personality has left her lasting mark on InterAction Training, the firm she founded in 1983. As a graduate of the School of Bank Marketing from the University of Colorado, she realizes the value of quality education. Honey invests time as a faculty member for banking schools around the country. She is a repeat presenter for most of the state banking associations. Honey continues in her own personal pursuit of excellence and is a member of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). Currently she is pursuing a self study program on Six Sigma. She has obtained certification in Reality Therapy from the William Glasser Institute as well as certification from the Training and Development Program at Texas A & M.