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2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Dr. Kimberly Yousey-Elsener, Senior Manager of Career Data and Research at the Career Leadership Collective brings over two decades of experience in higher education having professional roles in coordinating student affairs and academic affairs assessment, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, residence life, academic advising and support, community engaged learning, student retention, and student activities. Kim most recently came from Binghamton University where she was the Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Solutions for Engagement.

Her published works include “Coordinating Student Affairs Divisional Assessment: A Practical Guide” from Stylus Publishing as well as “Successful Assessment for Student Affairs: A How-to Guide” and “Advanced Assessment for Student Affairs: Making Reliable Data-Based Decisions” from PaperClip Communications. Her research interests include developing cultures of assessment and inquiry, equity minded assessment techniques, student retention, graduate career outcomes and high impact practices. Kim is most passionate about translating data into information to be used to transform systems and structures in order to ensure all students are successful during college and beyond. She received her PhD. from New York University in Higher Education Administration and Policy, her masters in College Student Personnel from Kent State University and a Bachelors of Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University.

Marti Konstant, Workplace Futurist | CEO & Founder of Konstant Change | Founder, Agile Careerist Project | Author

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist, inventor of the category career agility, and the best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a former technology executive that has worked in Silicon Valley.

As a Top Career Influencer and a Top 50 Future of Work Influencer, she has been featured in media outlets such as NBC Chicago, Forbes, and The Muse, and has worked in companies like Samsung, Dow Jones and Apple.

Marti is an expert in applying agile principles to individual and workforce development.

Meet The Keynote Speakers: Meet the Team

John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability, is dedicated to connecting individuals with disabilities towards education and employment through mentoring, workshops, public speaking as well as job placement. Our Ability is the only disability owned and operated business dedicated to building employment opportunities through our job platforms, employment webinars, digital profile system and personal empowerment.

In 2013, John Robinson was named one of ten White House (Obama) Champions of Change for Disability Employment. In 2015, Our Ability, Inc. is presented with the Business Excellence Award in Small Business by the New York Small Business Development Corp. In 2018, John Robinson is presented with the Chamber Champion Award in recognition of actions that have advanced the mission of the Capital Region (NY) Chamber. In 2019, John Robinson is named to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reimagine the Erie Canal Commission (for New York Economic Development). 

John Robinson is the subject of “Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story” a public television documentary seen around the world. Syracuse University Press published an autobiography of the same title in 2009.

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