Featured Speaker – Renita Jefferson, Director of Talent Acquisition, American Greetings
Renita Jefferson has a twenty-year history with the American Greetings Corporation. Renita is a sought after keynote speaker, executive coach, panelist and expert practitioner in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement, Culture and Organizational Development. She has worked with numerous organizations and universities to provide consultative services in her areas of expertise, resulting in her various appointments, honors and community engagement activities.
In her role as Director of Organization Development, Renita is the architect for all corporate-wide and functional lines of business Leadership Development programs as well as overseeing the corporate university, ImAGine U.
American Greetings’ mission is to create Happiness, Laughter and Love and Employee Engagement is critical to the realization of this mission. As Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Renita has aligned the execution of the multi-year Diversity & Inclusion strategy to enable one of American Greetings’ key values – “We care about People and treat them with Respect”. Under her leadership, the Diversity and Inclusion work has evolved from merely a “people process” into an integrated strategy in support of talent development, succession planning and performance management.
As Director of Talent Acquisition, Renita is responsible for the development and execution of the strategy to attract top talent for the American Greetings organization. This responsibility includes heading up employment marketing initiatives, branding campaigns, internal referral programs, and development of employee engagement metrics and retention programs.