Daniel loves traveling, meeting new people, and working to build bridges of understanding and empathy across challenging "divides." He deeply believes that all people matter, and he's spent much of his life working in roles that have allowed him to develop thinking around the nature of education and learning, relationship-building, and professional growth. As the former Director for the Ohio and Indiana Diversity Councils, Daniel took a fledgling organization and grew its corporate membership ranks by almost 2,000% in 2 years. He now owns and runs his own speaking and consulting business, and works with conference planners, learning and development leaders, nonprofit boards, and corporate entities - all in a pursuit to help them grow their leadership impact and make the spaces they influence more inclusive. He can be found online at www.danieljuday.com.
Eugene Kim is a senior currently attending the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. Eugene is majoring in Aeronautical Science for B.S while minoring in international relations and airline operations. He has been consistently on the Dean's List as well as the honor roll and is the current public relations officer for Alpha Omicron Alpha, aeronautical honor society in ERAU.
Jorge L. D. Albelo, MSA, ATP
Professor Albelo is an assistant professor of aeronautical science in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach Campus. His areas of expertise include underrepresented minorities in aviation, qualitative methods of research, aviation education & curriculum development, and airline operations. He is also a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration.
Amanda Aschaber is the Manager, Curriculum and Aviation Special Projects, School of Aviation at Seneca College in Toronto and Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Ms. Aschaber’s responsibilities include faculty engagement with teaching and learning strategies, program assessment measures, and new program development. Her Post-secondary course delivery has included Diversity and Teaching and Learning, and Inclusive Curriculum Development. Amanda’s research interests encompass Unconscious Bias in Program Development, and Diversity and Inclusion in College Policies, which is at the core of all the new program development projects she leads. Amanda Aschaber co-chairs the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, through which she collaborates with Aviation Schools on an international level to support inclusive practices within the classroom and at a college policy level.
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Storm Woods is the Senior Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Specialist for L Brands where she works with internal and external business partners to inform, engage, and drive positive results through inclusion.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the Ohio State University, Storm earned her master's degree in Human Resource Management with a focus on the strategic implementation of programs targeted to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion. Storm has made her career in non-profit as well as Fortune 500 organizations. She uses her training and skills to provide guidance & consultation to business partners, develop & deliver compelling training programs, and to execute events & programs that drive recruitment, engagement, and retention among diverse student and employee populations.
She was raised in a military family and spent most of her childhood in Waterford, Michigan before relocating to Columbus, Ohio to accept a position as a performer with the theatre company, Shadowbox Live. Prior to joining L Brands, she excelled in learning & development and leadership roles with Big Lots and Teavana, a subsidiary of Starbucks. Storm lives in Columbus with her husband, Anthony. In her free time, she enjoys practicing and performing as an aerialist, watching The Office or The Golden Girls, and spending time with her cat and bulldog.
Zoe Allerding is a creative, influential, and adaptive Diversity & Inclusion professional with over 17 years of leadership experience in Healthcare, Business Support Operations, and global Retail. Highly skilled at making connections and developing shared priorities, Zoe endeavors to champion untold stories, eradicate inequity and inequality in all its forms, and promote sustained engagement and inclusion.
Currently serving as the Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at L Brands, Zoe is responsible for supporting the development and execution of D&I strategies that reflect L Brands’ talent and business priorities across their global enterprise. Prior to joining L Brands, Zoe had a 10 year career in healthcare, serving in various roles at Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, OSU Physician Group, and OhioHealth, where as System Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, she worked to advance diversity and inclusion by contextualizing D&I strategy, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, raising awareness, and fostering relationships with community organizations.
Zoe is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is active in the community currently as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and has previously volunteered as a Navigator for the Relā NxGen program, a 10-month leadership development program focused on helping young professionals become more emotionally intelligent servant leaders. She does pro-bono commercial voice work, and mentors current OSU students in the Buckeye Penpal Program.
Zoe lives just outside of Grove City with her husband, four kids, two cats, and an overabundance of houseplants.
Dr. Mary Niemczyk is an Associate professor, and Chair of the graduate program in the Aviation programs at Arizona State University. Before joining the Aviation faculty, Dr. Niemczyk earned her PhD in Learning & Instructional Technology at ASU. She also worked as a financial analyst at a major US carrier and co-founded an aviation human performance company. Additionally, Dr. Niemczyk is an FAA certified pilot.
Because of her background in learning and instruction, Dr. Niemczyk is often invited by University’s to conduct external reviews of their Aviation programs. She is currently the Chair for the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), and also serves as a Visiting Team Chair. Dr. Niemczyk is also a past-president of the University Aviation Association (UAA).
Dr. Niemczyk’s research interests center on improving instructional and learning strategies to enhance the performance of individuals in complex, ill-defined environments, such as aviation. Based on her research as well as other educational psychology and neuroscience research results, she developed a learning model – The 4 A’s of Learning (active, associate, anticipate and awareness). Her work also focuses on determining the best attributes, knowledge and skills that can lead to successful performance in aviation training and job performance, as well as how to incorporate and effectively utilize the talents of various generations in the aviation industry. The results of her research have been published in peer-reviewed aviation and education journals, and a book chapter, Ensuring Success by Using the 4 A’s of Learning in, Engaging the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals.