About the Speakers
Latrice Torres, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a globally recognized HR and DEI professional with over 20 years of people development experience. She launched LeaderKeys Consulting, LLC in June of 2020 with two focuses: 1) building inclusive and equitable leaders and 2) coaching professionals through career changes. Her mantra of #makingpeopleawesome, is her guiding principle and drives her to provide a level of partnership and service that results in measurable success. Latrice’s approach to all interactions is to be a partner first, a consultant second, and then a cheerleader/supporter, while her clients focus on execution. Latrice is a highly skilled in-person and virtual trainer and presenter and has trained thousands of leaders across the United States and internationally in Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, to name a few. She has developed enterprise-wide programming in the areas of workplace ethics, diversity, equity & inclusion, talent development, performance management, organizational effectiveness, live and virtual onboarding, mentoring programs, employee engagement, and identifying & enhancing organizational culture.
Halima K. McWilliams is an Associate Principal at Corgan, an architecture and design firm in downtown Dallas. She has led the People Operations and Culture team since May 2018. Halima is an enthusiastic culture strategist, speaker and a passionate employee experience advocate. She leverages her knowledge and expertise of over 24 years of experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) as well as strategic HR to aid organizations in crafting customized, practical and realistic solutions that work. Halima is a nationally certified HR & Diversity Executive. She also is a certified Enterprise Design Thinking practitioner via IBM. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Capella University. Halima has worked in leadership roles in Fortune 500 organizations such as Raytheon and First Data. Before joining Corgan, she was a Principal Consultant with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Kelvin serves as Sr. Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Delek US Holdings. He is an influencer, an innovative thought leader, and an agent of change. He has had the privilege to lead Human Resources in approximately 22 states for the world's largest retailer! Kelvin designed and developed the unique card game to enhance the knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion of people of all ages while having fun. “You played the race card”. Kelvin's primary objective is to leverage this tool to educate individuals and organizations to see value through gamification to embrace all cultures, races, and people.
PJ is described as a “critical thinker with a heart for human flourishing.” For the past ten years, PJ has inspired executives and transitioning professionals on how to polish their natural strengths while managing limitations. As a Strengths Champion certified coach and certified coach practitioner through the Certified Coaching Federation, PJ has over 3,800 coaching hours and has delivered 510 presentations to-date and continues to be an advocate for those who advocate. PJ coaches in house counsels, lawyers, from the associate level to the partner level, solo law firms to mid-size firms, C-level executive boards, sales teams, business owners and financial services industry executives who need traction when processing specific goals. PJ is one of only a handful of non-lawyers chosen to advise the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers board of directors (2005). The DAYL has for the last ten years invited PJ to present at the DAYL’s annual leadership retreat.
Leann has over 15 years of experience in global Fortune 500, mid-size and start-up companies as an HR leader with a business mindset that creates employee engagement, drives positive employee culture and leads a motivated and energetic HR department. Her advanced knowledge and understanding of HR practices, talent development, talent acquisition, operations, strategic HR planning; along with strong knowledge of employer legal requirements and responsibilities are foundational to her success across all industries. Leann's reputation is established in seeking HR positions in diverse industries, such as financial & professional services, retail, and restaurant, in public, privately held, and start-up organizations.