Opening and General Sessions



Opening session (#902A)

9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday  


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephanie B. McCloud
BWC Administrator/CEO

Stephanie McCloud is a veteran executive with a diverse background that includes 20 years of legal, public administration and workers’ compensation experience. A firm believer in public service, she is a former township trustee and active community volunteer. McCloud is a graduate of Capital University Law School and previous recipient of Columbus Business First's "40 Under 40 Award.”




Leadership for Safety Culture
Michael Nelson, Jr.
Vice President of Technical & Production — Foods Manufacturing, Nestlé USA

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company, and an industry leader in nutrition and health research. Nelson chronicles his 28-year career with Nestlé USA and the critical role that workplace safety and health plays in the company’s quest to offer high-quality products that are essential to living well.

  General session (#902B) 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday  


Many Communicate. Few Connect.
Colette Carlson
Founder, Speak Your Truth Inc.

The common denominators of the most successful people are the ability to effectively communicate and connect, regardless of the situation or audience. In a competitive world filled with communication challenges and daily digital distraction, getting your message heard has never been more challenging. Connection must be part of the equation. Learn to connect and communicate on a deeper level to form crucial relationships that drive productivity, engagement and collaboration.