Fall Executive Roundtable

2021 Speakers


Dr. Amin Massoud

Dr. Massoud Amin

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Dr. Massoud Amin, IEEE and ASME Fellow, is a professor of electrical & computer engineering (ECE), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Recipient, at the University of Minnesota. He directed the University’s Technological Leadership Institute for 15 years, and has worked at EPRI and Washington University. In addition, Dr. Amin is the author or co-author of more than 340 peer-reviewed publications and the editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and served on the editorial boards of six academic journals. More information on Dr. Amin.

Janice Litvin

Janice Litvin

Wellness Speaker | Keynote Speaker


Janice Litvin is an award-winning speaker, certified virtual presenter, and official SHRM Recertification Provider, she wants to help as many people as possible take care of their physical and mental health, including teaching them to manage stress to prevent burnout, fall in love with fitness, and eat healthier. In these ways, she is helping people change their lives. She has developed unique strategies to maximize engagement in workplace wellness and has also developed a stress management methodology available through her workbook, Banish Burnout Toolkit™. More information on Janice Litvin.

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Bestselling Author / Keynote Speaker


Author of the bestselling book, BlindSpots – Why Good People Make Bad Choices, and holds the highest certification recognized globally by the speaking industry, the Certified Speaking Professional. In 2004, his boss was arrested for the largest stock fraud in Washington State history. As a result, Kevin spent 33 months in federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit. There he studied Cognitive Psychology and recognized — then deeply researched — the blind spots that lead to his predicament. More information on Kevin McCarthy.

Justin Patton

Justin Patton

Executive Coach | Keynote Speaker


Justin Patton is an executive coach, leadership presence expert, and award-winning author who challenges leaders to use their presence to communicate with stronger trust – both in the workplace and with the people they love the most. His programs will inspire you to reimagine who you are at your best and what is possible in your life.
More information on Justin Patton.

Anne Phibbs

Anne Phibbs

President | Keynote Speaker


Anne Phibbs, PhD is Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives. In this role, she helps organizations move their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts forward with training, consultation, audits, assessments, and strategic planning.  Anne directed LGBTQ offices at both Metropolitan State University and the University of Minnesota. She also served as Director of Education in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, where she built a DEI leadership program centered around emotional intelligence. Anne earned her PhD in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis. More information on Anne Phibbs.

Tisha Schuller

Tisha Schuller

Founder | Adamantine Energy


Tisha Schuller founded Adamantine Energy to provide thought leadership to future-proof energy businesses against rising social risk. Tisha consults private clients from Fortune 500 energy companies to non-profit environmental organizations in managing disruption, energy policy, business strategy, politics, and community engagement. She also serves as the Strategic Advisor for Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative. More information on Tisha Schuller.