Join Conner Insurance on Thursday, April 26, for “Employee Engagement Through HR,” a Conner Chat Panel, the next installment in the Conner Chat series, sponsored by Conner Insurance. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and important information through panel discussion on recent developments for HR professionals.


April 26
Employee Engagement Through HR – A Conner Chat Panel


Hear from our expert panelists on HR efforts to engage employees, with perspectives ranging:

  • Defining employee engagement
  • The importance of employee engagement
  • Who within the organization should be involved with engagement efforts
  • Best practices
  • How is Employee Engagement measured
  • How do Engaged Employees impact an organization


About The Panelists

Brian Stewart – Director of Staffing Operations, Morales Group
After 21 years of staffing experience and 15 years working in business development, Brian recently joined the Morales Group leadership team. In addition to his highly relevant previous positions, he is also an 11-time recipient of various Presidential and sales awards. His expertise in and passion for recruiting, sales, onsite management, branch management, and market development are valuable assets.

In addition to his work streamlining and optimizing staffing operations, Brian serves on IndySHRM’s board of directors as the VP of Membership and is a board member the ECM (Early Childhood Ministry) of Christ Lutheran Church. Married for 21 years, he and his wife, Jamie, share the journey of raising their two daughters, McKenzie—a dancer, cheerleader, and member of the National Honors Society—and Annika, who is also a dancer as well as a competitive travel softball player.


Jenny Banner – CEO, Small Box
Jenny believes in the power of emotional experiences. Her desire to make the world of work a better place led her to SmallBox. Whether she’s leading groups through new problem solving techniques and methods, helping clients articulate growth and success, or cheerleading internal projects, she is consistently looking to elicit human connection for positive impact.

She began her career in advertising sales, pursued a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, served in human resources leadership roles, and landed in leadership consulting and coaching. Jenny has experience inside companies from Fortune 500 to start-up and has worked with industries from construction to higher education. As a keen observer of human behavior, she sees the commonalities between organizations and people. After over 15 years of providing individuals with solutions, her work is transitioning to show others the best ways to find their own solutions.


Lindsay Boccardo – Lindsay Boccardo Training and Coaching, Millennial speaker/expert
Lindsay Boccardo is a nationally-recognized millennial expert, working with young talent and the organizations that employ them. She provides education and training to organizations through one-to-one programs, group coaching and seminars to facilitate top talent development.

She has partnered with organizations such as, Intern Bridge and the Indiana Supreme Court, creating opportunities for millennials to make powerful contributions. Lindsay is committed to bringing generations or workers together to build strong companies.


Angie Woods – SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Angie currently serves as an HR Director at OneAmerica, dedicated to providing strategic HR business partnership to one of OneAmerica’s largest lines of business. She is grateful to have been afforded opportunities to do the work she loves over the past twenty years, with HR experiences across a variety of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, and manufacturing. Some of the HR responsibilities she’s performed throughout her career, include organizational design, engagement and culture, talent management (assessments, succession planning), leadership assessment/training/coaching, employee relations, and talent acquisition. One of her favorite areas to positively impact, is partnering with organizations to truly assess engagement and culture, and facilitate deeper dialogue and meaningful outcomes.

Angie has a BS in Human Resources Management and Business Management from Indiana University (Indianapolis IUPUI campus). She is a member of both the national Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the local SHRM chapter (IndySHRM). She holds certifications in Korn Ferry Leadership Architect (Leadership 360 assessments/coaching), and DDI Targeted Selection Behavioral Interviewing. She is passionate about assisting others along their career journey, and giving back to the community, through organizations like Dress for Success.


Nikki Lewallen – Director of Partnerships, Emplify

Nikki is an accomplished business development professional, speaker and philanthropist. As CEO of Rainmakers, Nikki supports the Indiana business community by providing a platform for authentic business growth. A natural connector of people, Nikki’s expertise in business development enables her to find and nurture strategic relationships that result in meaningful business outcomes. Under her leadership, Rainmakers is one of the premier business networking organizations in Indianapolis.

As reflected in her leadership style, Nikki is an avid proponent of robust company culture. She believes that for people to succeed in business and life, it is necessary for them to love what they do. It is this passion for employee engagement that led Nikki to join Emplify in 2017, a company devoted to helping millions of people find meaning in their work.

Nikki holds a variety of board positions around Indianapolis including the Indianapolis Rotary and Purposeful Living INC. She believes that the work we do on earth to produce abundance fuels the causes nearest and dearest to our hearts.

Nikki resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Elias and her skateboarding English Bulldog, Tonka Jane.



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8:00AM – 8:30AM | Registration
8:30AM – 10:30AM | Panel Discussion
3550 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240