Association of
Leadership Educators

2019 Keynote Speakers

Barrett Keene is the Global Head of Manager Development at Intuit. In this role, Barrett is responsible for the development and effectiveness of Intuit’s 1,500 people leaders. Intuit is a financial tech company based in Silicon Valley that powers prosperity for consumers, small businesses, and self-employed individuals through products like TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint. Prior to Intuit, Barrett worked at Tesla as an executive coach, the Head of Performance Management, and the Head of Leadership and Talent Development for Tesla’s Engineering and General and Administrative organizations.

In addition to Barrett’s work as an internal Leadership and Talent Development leader, Barrett spent four years helping 12 Fortune 500 companies develop their leaders and employees with Accenture Strategy and the previous eleven years as an independent leadership development consultant within more than 80 organization.

Prior to joining Accenture, Barrett was an active member of the Association of Leadership Educators while studying Transformational Leadership and Behavioral Integrity in his PhD program at Cornell University. Barrett and his wife live in Palo Alto where she is in a PhD program at Stanford studying Sexual Assault within different contexts of poverty.

Isabel Lopez is president of Lopez Leadership Services specializing in leadership development. Ms. Lopez is former corporate executive for a Fortune 500 company. As a corporate executive she supervised hundreds of employees and managed multi-million dollar budgets. Her organizational background is extensive. She has conducted leadership development seminars, workshops and planning processes for private foundations, grass roots communities, national, state and local leadership institutes/programs and educational institutions under her own company name for over 25 years.

Isabel is known as a provocative weaver of tales and texts. She is a writer who has been published in both business and general interest journals. She is also a contributing author to the books, Reflections on Leadership, Faith in Leadership and most recently has authored The Wisdom of Servant Leadership. She has been associated with the Greenleaf Center since its early days and has taught Foundation of Servant Leadership for the Greenleaf Academy. Ms. Lopez is often sought out for her unique ability to weave humanistic and spiritual aspects of the whole person with the concrete tasks at hand. She is also a mother, a grandmother, writer, and speaker.

Jeff Miller, a charter member and past president of ALE, will be co-facilitating with Isabel. Isabel and Jeff have been collaborators for several years in their teaching and consulting work with the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. They are truly a leadership "odd couple" who enjoy working and learning together.  Jeff is a Connector & Builder of Human Leadership Networks for Innovative Leadership Solutions, a company that believes in the power of individuals to transform themselves, their communities, and their organizations through personal and team learning. This work has enabled Jeff to share his knowledge and skills in over 12 countries on six continents.

He is an associate of the Cascade Center for Community Governance, an adjunct faculty member in the University of Indianapolis MBA program and the Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership at Creighton University. He has also taught in Indiana University Kelley School of Business, been adjunct faculty in Leadership Studies for Fort Hays State University, and a member of the faculty in the Global Leadership PhD program at Indiana Tech. Jeff also is a faculty member in the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership's Academy, and served as co-Program Director for the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership.

Dr. Corey Seemiller is a seasoned educator, researcher, and speaker on Generation Z. Her work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times as well as in other news publications, podcasts, and academic journals around the world. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world and has more than 100,000 views. Her books include Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students, Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z students, and her latest, Generation Z: A Century in Making, offers insight into nearly every aspect of the lives of those in Generation Z.

Dr. Seemiller is also the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook and associated measurements and tools to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development as well as Fenix: The Fearless Feline, an award-winning children’s book she co-authored with her then 8 year-old Gen Z daughter.

Dr. Seemiller received her Bachelor's degree in Communication, Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Higher Education. She has worked in the college setting for more than 20 years – and for the last several, directly with Generation Z students. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University.

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