Widening your Workforce #shegetitdone

Struggling to find workers? Let’s talk about hidden ways you might be closing the door to pockets of workers that could help fill your skills gap. This session will feature a female executive panel offering insights on how to open the door to a wider workforce base. The moderator will engage the audience through brief interactive peer to peer discussions, as well as questions for the panelist and idea sharing as we explore how we make our culture match the needs and wants of our changing workforce





Kelly Ottman

The intersections of Dr. Kelly Ottman’s professional accomplishments, educational history, service experience, and personal mission position her to make a positive difference to the health and success of a corporation. As an executive, she successfully led complex organizations. For the past 25 years, her focus has been on developing leaders, often executive teams. Her multi-disciplinary academic leadership training includes a two-year executive development fellowship. An understanding of board functions emerges from her serving on various professional, educational and not-for-profit boards, as well as reporting to and consulting for boards. Dr. Ottman’s knowledge, skills and experiences center on the growth of individuals, teams and organizations. Key areas of expertise and impact include leadership and team development, mission and value clarification, strategic planning, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, global mindsets and business with China. Her current research focus centers on leadership in China.


Kelly Tomblin

Chief Executive Officer at INTREN LLC
Kelly Tomblin, CEO and author of 100 Days of Doing Power Differently and ThinkLove, has more than twenty-five years of leadership experience in many industries throughout the United States, the Caribbean, the U.K. and Latin America. A winner of the prestigious S&L Platts Global CEO of the Year award, Kelly currently is CEO of Intren, one of the largest owned and operated WBE specialty utility contractors in the country. Headquartered in Illinois, Intren is proud to have a majority female board with a chairwoman who was named 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources category. Kelly is a global speaker on redefining power, building leadership and supporting equality, and believes that healthy organizations are designed to expand the human potential. She has an MBA from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business, a Juris Doctorate in Law and BS in Journalism (Magna Cum Laude) from West Virginia University.

Stacey Tompkins

President at Tompkins Excavating
Stacey Tompkins, president of Tompkins Excavating in Putnam Valley, New York, started her career in the food service industry as a food service director for Aramark Services, managing the corporate dining facilities of several Wall Street clients. She is also a licensed real estate broker. When Tompkins Landscaping Corp started to expand, she transferred her business skills to a new industry and became more involved. She is now the majority owner of the firm, which specializes in commercial site development. Her strong management background has helped cultivate a company culture that retains top-quality employees. Since taking the helm in 2013, Stacey oversees every aspect of the business and revenues have more than quadrupled. A leader in the community, Tompkins Excavating is involved with many charitable endeavors, including Support Connection, Habitat for Humanity, Putnam Valley Central School District, Jan Peek House, Community Cares of Mahopac, the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Project Yellow Light and the Lustgarten Foundation. An active member of the Business Council of Westchester, the Building Owners and Managers Association Westchester County and the Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region. She recently accepted a position with BRI as an Executive Board Member and is a member of the planning committee. She has served on the board of directors and the Executive Committee for the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce and has been an active committee member of the Gateway to Entrepreneurship (G2E) program at Westchester Community College. Under her leadership, Tompkins Excavating has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Business Council of Westchester’s 2019 Hall of Fame – Women in Business Success, New York State Senate’s 2019 Women of Distinction, Women in Leadership Award from The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce (2018), Business of the Year from the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce (2017), New York and New Jersey Brava Award Honoree (2017), 914 Inc. magazine’s Women in Business Award (2016), a Family-Owned Business Award from Westfair Communications (2016), a Cornerstone Award from Habitat for Humanity (2015) and a Mature Trailblazer award from Putnam County Chambers of Commerce (2013). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta and lives in Putnam Valley with her husband and three sons, all of whom play an instrumental role in the family business.

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