About the Speakers:
As Fuze’s Chief People Officer, Mary Good’s focus is on attracting, developing, and retaining the talented people Fuze needs to be successful in its mission and creating a challenging and rewarding environment that makes Fuze a great place to work/
Mary has a passion for applying her leadership and HR experience in helping early stage companies navigate through hyper growth, transformation, scale, and change. Prior to Fuze, Mary previously served as CHRO for hCentive, a SaaS-based healthcare technology company based in Reston VA. In addition to hCentive, Mary has led the people function for four public technology companies (pre-IPO stage to $4B revenue), including Blackboard, CACI, SRA International, and AMS, Inc. Mary holds an MBA with a concentration in HR Management from Syracuse University and a B.S degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. She serves on the Penn State Research Foundation Board as the chair of the finance committee, as well as on the board of several early stage companies.
Mary holds an Executive Coaching Certification from the College of Executive Coaching and is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow. She also maintains her SPHR and is a member of SHRM.
Mary chairs Penn State’s Philanthropy Council for the College of Health and Human Development, most recently raising $80M in a six-year campaign to increase endowed scholarships. In 2003, Mary co-founded The Women’s Leadership Initiative at Penn State, a formal program aimed at accelerating undergraduate women's leadership development.
Faith Whittaker has experience guiding clients through issues that arise in the workplace. She handles employment-related litigation for her clients, who range from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Understanding each client has different tolerances and objectives in dealing with employment matters, Faith is passionate about learning her clients' industries and gaining insight into their operations. While prepared to vigorously proceed through litigation, she teams with her clients to conduct a thorough evaluation of the case, examining the risks and options, before crafting a unique strategy that meets their needs. She works with in-house counsel and legal departments, as well as human resources officials and company executives, to analyze each matter and chart the best course toward a resolution. Faith handles litigation relating to all facets of employment law, including, but not limited to, discrimination claims, retaliation claims, wrongful discharge claims, class and collective actions, claims relating to background checks, wage and hour claims, noncompetition issues, and common law tort claims. She also handles wage/hour and exemption issues for clients and has extensive experience in negotiating settlements.
Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law (J.D., 2007) ○ Northern Kentucky Law Review, symposium editor University of Dayton (○ B.A., cum laude, 2004) History
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