Do your meetings inspire or bore? Join to make the leap from mediocre to marvelous in 2019. You’ll discover new ways to transform your town halls and meetings into more exciting employee experiences—thanks to hands-on instruction from Diana Kowalsky (REI), Golda Akhgarnia (Jack in the Box) and Stacie Barrett (Domino’s Pizza). You’ll learn how to foster fun, drive dialogue, boost morale and engage employees with simple storytelling principles and the latest digital tools. This is one event you can’t afford to miss if you want to connect employees to your purpose and mission.
Director of internal communication
Stacie Barrett is the director of internal communication at Domino's. She's responsible for digital and in-person communication to franchisees and corporate team members worldwide. She specializes in integrating messages from all areas of the company into simple, coherent and digestible communications. She leads a team that strategically tells stories through a robust intranet, lighthearted newsletters, compelling video and world-class events. She also leads Domino's Worldwide Rally, an event that is translated into nine languages and brings 9,000 franchisees and team members from over 85 countries to Las Vegas for education, inspiration and celebration. @StacieB
Director of internal communications , Director of diversity and inclusion
Jack in the Box
Golda Akhgarnia joined Jack in the Box Inc. in 2011 and is its internal communications and diversity and inclusion director. In her role, she drives employee engagement and company culture using a variety of channels, including intranet, newsletters, all-staff meetings, executive videos and digital monitors. She also works with senior executives to deliver strategic messages to employees. Golda previously worked at San Diego State University as a media relations specialist and at the San Diego Museum of Art as a public relations coordinator. She earned a B.A. in communication studies with a minor in Latin American studies from UCLA.
Director of communications and public affairs
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)
Diana Kowalsky is director of internal communications and public affairs for Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), the nation's largest outdoor retail co-op. She leads a team focused on building trust with the people at the core of the co-op: its staff. REI cultivates its culture through human moments of pride and recognition, sharing REI's story, fostering organization-wide conversations, leading the co-op through change and building confidence in leadership.