Jason Clayton joined JBT in September 2016 as its Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Clayton has extensive industrial experience and a broad HR background, including leadership roles in talent acquisition and management, and compensation. Prior to joining JBT, Mr. Clayton served as Vice President, Human Resources for Signode Industrial Group, an industrial packaging company since September 2015. He served as Vice President, Human Resources, with IDEX Corporation from July 2010 to September 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Clayton served in a variety of HR management roles with Pepsi and Newell Rubbermaid. Mr. Clayton holds an M.S., Human Resources, Industrial Relations, from West Virginia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from the University of Florida.
Donna Grant Dorsey currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Navistar, Inc. Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines with over 10 billion dollars in revenue employing over 14,000 employees globally. As a senior leader for the company, she is responsible for all aspects of Human Resource strategy. Working with the organizations senior leaders and the Board of Directors, Donna drives results by providing strategic business and human capital leadership to drive change and innovation during the company’s turnaround. Prior to this role she led the strategic HR direction of all business operations while overseeing the team of HR Business Partners. She worked closely with the business leaders to determine the best approaches to leadership and organization development, succession planning, talent development, staffing, total rewards and strategic HR issues. She previously held roles within Navistar with increasing levels of responsibility including the leadership of Navistar’s Integrated Product Development organization.
Prior to joining Navistar, Dorsey was senior manager, human resources at Sears, Roebuck & Company (now Sears Holding) where she was instrumental at leading the development of people strategies for corporate functions and serving as a leader for diversity initiatives across the enterprise.
She has held other positions of increasing responsibility in Human Resources including: Human Resources Generalist – American Hospital Association Employment Representative – Morgan Stanley Dean Witter HR Generalist – Chicago Park District
As a leader in both her community and profession, Donna is a board member/former President of the Board of Directors for the national non-profit organization HealthConnect One. In addition, she was recently voted to the board of the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago. She has received numerous honors including 2013 Illinois Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women Award and 2012 Diversity MBA Magazine Top 50 under 50. She has been a speaker on topics ranging from Building Effective People Strategies and Driving Talent Reviews during a turnaround to The Power of Women of Color. In addition, she is a member of the National Urban League, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. She holds a Paralegal certificate and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate from Chicago Kent College of Law with a certification in labor and employment law. While in law school, she was president of Black Law Students Association.
As SVP of People & Development (CHRO) for Backstop Solutions, Beth Hayden is responsible for aligning business and talent strategies, and creating a world-class employee experience that advances the company brand and culture. With over twenty years’ experience as a human capital executive Beth has helped various companies transform their people practices and earn recognition as a best place to work. Most recently, Beth was Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas at JLL, a global commercial real estate services organization. In this role, she provided leadership for the dynamic people function, in alignment with significant organizational growth plans. Prior to JLL, Beth served as Vice President of Human Resources at RIC and Trizec Properties, and held a global HR role at Morton International. Beth earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern, and holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois. She serves on the Executive Committee of the YWCA and the Development Board of PAWS.
Imran's role as Head of Midwest Region gives him overall responsibility for Willis Towers Watson's business in the region. He also is one of the firm's global client relationship directors. Imran has a strong background in working with clients and more than twenty three years of consulting experience in a broad range of industry sectors. Prior to joining the firm, Imran was an international consultant in the United Kingdom. Imran holds a BSc. degree in mathematics from the University of Manchester and a diploma in International Employee Benefits from IEBA. A frequent speaker and media resource, Imran was selected by Business Insurance magazine as one of '40 under 40 people to watch' in commercial insurance and risk/benefits management services industries. Imran served on HRMAC's board in the early 2000's as an Interest Group representative and was elected to the board again in 2016 as a three-year director. He is serving on the education committee.
Immediate Past Chair
Vicki Slomka is the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Ideal Industries. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Elkay Manufacturing Company. Vicki joined Elkay in 2008 to help the organization through several leadership transitions, including a new President & CEO. Maintaining Elkay’s values-based culture during the transitions has been a key focus area, along with developing strong leaders for Elkay’s future.
Before Elkay, Vicki spent nine-years with Newell Rubbermaid during the Rubbermaid integration and through two CEO changes. Prior to Newell Rubbermaid, Vicki worked for Moen, a manufacturer and distributor of faucets and plumbing and Edward Don, a marketer and distributor to the restaurant and hotel industry.
Vicki serves on the Advisory Board for Novo Group, a privately held recruiting organization and is an active member of the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce serving on the Workforce Development Committee. Vicki also volunteers her time mentoring women through Women Unlimited’s LEAD program. Vicki was elected to the Board in 2013 and elected to Chair in 2017. She has served on the Education Committee, the CHRO Forums Committee, the Centennial Task Force and will now chair the Awards Task Force.
Leah Stallone is a lifelong learner and strong optimist who started her career in full cycle recruitment at a boutique staffing agency. Upon completing her MBA at Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, she earned her stripes working in Human Resource at several notable Chicago institutions: managing the benefits & retirement program at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, pivoting into a business partner role at William Blair & Company before finding her “home” in training and development at Charles River Associates (CRA). As Senior Manager, Learning & Professional Development, Leah is able to combine her passion for creating a fun, educational environment with a meaningful mission: driving the momentum of the business through professional growth of its individuals and teams. Leah Stallone is actively involved in the Chicago HR community, with experience as Co-Chair for the Young HR Leaders Interest Group and contributor on the HRMAC Membership team. She current sits on the Keller HR Advisory board.
Dan Veytsman is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at Marmon Engineered Components Company. Marmon Engineered Components Company, is a multibillion-dollar industrial group organized into three business sectors: Distribution Services, providing specialty metal pipe, tubing, beams, and related products to a broad range of industries; Electrical & Plumbing Distribution Products, supplying electrical building wire, copper tube for the plumbing, HVAC, and refrigeration markets, aluminum tubing, and brass fittings and valves for many commercial and industrial uses; and Industrial Products, whose products include fasteners and fastener coatings for construction and industrial markets, and safety products such as cut and heat-resistant gloves, and portable industrial lighting equipment for public safety and mining applications.
Prior to joining Marmon, Dan was Vice President Human Resources at a global conferencing and communications provider called West Corporation/InterCall. Dan also served in numerous HR positions at a global telecommunications manufacturer called Tellabs, including as a Singapore based Head of HR, Asia Pac Region assignment. Prior to Tellabs, Dan worked in the Computer Software industry for Platinum Technology in various, Sales, Recruiting, Global Training roles.
Dan received a B.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. He has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation.
Dan is active in the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), has served as Co-Chair of the HRMAC International Interest Group.
Dan is married and has 3 children.