Featured Speaker – Marian Wright, President, Wrightside Consulting

Marian Wright is the President of Wrightside Consulting, specializing in helping organizations achieve excellence by developing great leaders, building effective human resources strategies, and implementing a thoughtful approach to organizational change. She started Wrightside Consulting four years ago to help businesses establish a strong foundation of people practices as they grow. As a consultant, she partners with leaders from small and medium-sized businesses across a variety of industries.

Prior to launching Wrightside, she spent fourteen years in HR leadership roles across a variety of human resources functions at the Progressive Corporation. While at Progressive, she partnered with executives to lead change and drive talent management initiatives. She created the talent management function in Progressive’s Information Technology organization to elevate the organization’s ability to select, develop, deploy and retain top talent.

She holds multiple certifications, including Prosci change management, Strategic Workforce Planning, and a number of instruments that help leaders increase self-awareness, understand their strengths and motivators, and identify areas for continuing growth to reach their personal and professional goals.

She is from Northeast Ohio. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Ohio University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

She enjoys spending her free time writing, watching her sons play sports, and cheering on our Cleveland teams!

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