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Amy Jones, Human Development and Staffing Business Partner, Didion Milling, Inc.
In her 20+ years as a human resources leader, Amy has built extensive knowledge in human resources strategy, staffing, leadership development and training, succession planning, employee relations and developing strategy around talent management and compensation plans. Upon starting her position at Didion Milling and Ethanol as the Leader of Human Development in 2015, Amy’s mission was to help leaders develop great teams and foster a culture that allows all team members to pursue their personal passion while working at Didion. Her recently published article, "When Culture is Not a Cliché," has served as an inspiration to many human resources professionals around the globe. Amy has her master’s degree in management and a Bachelor of Science in communications and public relations. She is on the board of the Cambria Friesland Career Coalition, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, an HPWP and MBTI Certified Facilitator, and well-respected in her global network of human resources professionals.
In the summer of 1993 Staff Sergeant Keni Thomas was deployed to Mogadishu Somalia with the 3rd Ranger Battalion as part of an elite special operations package called Task Force Ranger. On the 3rd of October, Keni and his fellow rangers distinguished themselves in an eighteen hour fire-fight that would later be recounted in the highly successful book and movie "Blackhawk Down". A powerful speaker, Keni captivates audiences from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home. Drawing from his experiences on the battlefield, Keni inspires people to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at every level, even if the only person you are leading is yourself. He is a regular guest on all the major news networks as a military analyst and was also a military advisor for the Mel Gibson movie "We Were Soldiers". He has been recognized by the President of the United States, by Congress and has been awarded the American Patriot Award. Keni Thomas is a graduate of the University of Florida, and the recipient of the bronze star for valor.