TLG President, Lyn Turknett, to speak at SHRM-Atlanta Symposium August 23, 2016 on Corporate Culture

Strategies that Drive High Performance and Business Results with guest panelist, Nanci Lamborn, Global Head of Human Resources for eVestment, Inc.  and Robyn Smith, Vice President Human Resources, Jackson Healthcare.

SHRM-Atlanta Symposium
August 23 | 7:00am – 4:00pm | Infinite Energy Center | Register

SHRM-Atlanta is pleased to present the 2016 SHRM-Atlanta Symposium. This one-day event is full of educational sessions, networking opportunities and a resource partner area just for you. The Symposium will feature sessions under the following tracks:

  • HR Boot Camp
  • Strategic HR
  • Talent Management
  • Wellness & Total Rewards

Sponsorships still available! Get in front of 300+ HR professionals as a Symposium sponsor!
Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities


Corporate Culture: Strategies that Drive High Performance and Business Results 


(Business/Strategic Credit; Competencies: Leadership, Navigation; Business Acumen, Talent Mgmt)


Corporate culture is a critical component of any successful organization. This session will address key questions about culture, such as – What does the latest research tell us about the impact of culture on the bottom line? How does culture support an organization’s strategy and brand? How does HR impact culture? What are the key drivers of culture change? How might cultures that support innovation, collaboration, safety, efficiency, or customer focus differ?  What are the levers for driving culture change?  Learn the answers to these questions and more from an expert in Cultural Assessment and Change. You will also hear from a panel of current HR Leaders as they tell their organization’s “culture story” and how HR can utilize the power of culture to positively impact the business.


Participants will learn:

  • Five cultural characteristics all organizations need
  • Top ways HR can support culture change
  • How culture can drive attraction and retention of key employees
  • Why culture needs to align with brand and organization strategy


Speaker:              Carolyn Turknett, President, Turknett Leadership Group

Panelists:             Nanci Lamborn, Global Head of Human Resources for eVestment, Inc.

Robyn Smith, Vice President Human Resources, Jackson Healthcare


Carolyn “Lyn” Turknett is co-founder and President of Turknett Leadership Group, an Atlanta-based consulting firm providing leadership and organization development services to companies in a variety of industries. She has more than 20 years of experience in management and leadership consulting. The focus of her work is character in leadership, organization assessment and change, women in leadership, and executive team development. Ms Turknett was named the “2015 Woman of Purpose” at United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Leading a Life of Purpose event.  She was also selected as a recipient of the 2015 “Women Who Mean Business Award” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s program to honor Atlanta’s most influential business women who’ve made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for others, and are leaving an incredible mark on business in Atlanta. See Lyn’s full bio here. 


Nanci Lamborn is the Global Head of Human Resources for eVestment, Inc., the global leader in institutional investor data and analytics. The fast growing Atlanta-based FinTech firm has placed six years running on the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top Atlanta Workplaces list and the 2015 Fortune Best Companies to Work for in America list. At eVestment, Nanci has been responsible for HR strategy while managing multiple successful acquisitions to take the company from 48 employees to over 350 around the world today. She was selected earlier this year to join SHRM at their national headquarters along with 45 other professionals around the globe to develop exam content for future SHRM certifications. Her workplace engagement and cultural strategy content has been quoted by Workplace Dynamics, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and on Business Executive Radio Exe’s SME showcase. In addition to holding her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, she holds both the SPHR and the SHRM-SCP certifications. She relaxes by camping, performing music, and enjoying time with her extended Atlanta family.


Robyn Smith, Vice President of Human Resources at Jackson Healthcare, has spent the majority of her career creating healthy, inviting and enlivened organizational cultures.  She has a deep understanding and commitment to people and the value they bring to the organization.

Over the past 20 years, as a seasoned HR professional, Robyn has built a diverse portfolio of HR expertise, managing increasingly complex responsibilities in various industries both nationally and internationally.  In her executive role at Jackson Healthcare, Robyn leads all aspects of Human Resources for the company.  She has oversight for the Human Capital Management system and developing and shaping employee relations and employment policies and practices.  Additionally, Robyn manages the benefits and compensation programs for the organization and has oversight for compliance with federal and state regulations.  Most importantly, Robyn participates with the executive team in guiding the strategic direction of Jackson Healthcare.

Prior to joining Jackson Healthcare, she served as Vice President of Human Resources for a global software company.  Robyn has also served in HR capacities for a physician’s practice management company, as well as in the staffing industry.

Robyn has developed specific expertise in Executive Leadership, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Organizational Change Management, Coaching, Organizational Design & Development, and Performance Management.

She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Robyn is particularly proud of her role as a Culture and Wellness Ambassador for Jackson Healthcare which has won First place for The Best Places to Work in the large company category for 2014 and 2015 and First and Second place for the Healthiest Work Place in Atlanta for 2015, and 2016!


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