Keynote Speakers

Carol Tomé

Carol Tomé

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, The Home Depot

Carol B. Tomé has served as chief financial officer since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of corporate services at The Home Depot in January 2007. She provides leadership in the areas of real estate, financial services and strategic business development. Her corporate finance duties include financial reporting and operations, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and tax.

Carol joined The Home Depot in 1995. Prior to that, she was vice president and treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation. Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as director of banking for the Johns-Manville Corporation.

In 2003, Carol joined the UPS board of directors and currently serves as chair of the audit committee. From January 2008 through December 2013, Carol served as a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, in both a board chair and board vice-chair capacity. In 2012, she chaired the board of The Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the second woman chair in the organization’s 150-year history.

Carol serves as a trustee or board member for a number of organizations including Grady Hospital. Carol also serves as Chair of the Policy Advisory Board for the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and Chair of the board of trustees for the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Further, she is a member of The Committee of 200 and The Buckhead Coalition.

In 2012, The Wall Street Journal ranked Carol No. 2 on its list of the best chief financial officers in corporate America and in 2013, Fortune magazine listed her among the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the second consecutive year. In 2013, Carol was named a laureate and a member of the Junior Achievement of Georgia Business Hall of Fame. In 2011, she received a distinguished alumna award from the University of Wyoming. Carol was recognized with the 2009 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award by BDN Network and the 2009 CFO of the Year award by the CFO Roundtable. She ranked No. 16 in Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and was included by The Wall Street Journal on its list of 50 Women to Watch in 2007.

Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Denver.

Taz Bhatia

Taz Bhatia

Physician, Best-Selling Author, International Lecturer, Acupuncturist, Certified Nutritionist

Nationally recognized, Dr. Tasneem Bhatia MD (Dr. Taz MD) is board-certified in integrative medicine, pediatrics, holistic medicine and a wellness expert, specializing in women’s health, weight loss, hair loss, thyroid conditions, nutrition and family wellness. She is the author of “What Doctors Eat,” “The 21 Day Belly Fix,” and the breakthrough best-seller “Super Woman RX.” As a highly-sought after speaker, she’s had the opportunity to share with audiences as a keynote for TEDx and GOOP Wellness summit. Dr Taz is frequently featured in numerous media outlets including The Today Show, the Doctors, Dr. Oz and Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Personal health challenges in her twenties combined with a broken health care system motivated Dr. Taz to pursue an alternative definition of health and healthy living. Early in her medical practice, as a young resident, Dr. Taz began searching for answers to her own health issues. Studying various systems of medicine, she found a wealth of information not yet taught in conventional medical schools.

A pioneer and trailblazer, Dr. Taz opened her unique and innovative practice, CentreSpringMD (formerly the Atlanta Center of Holistic and Integrative Medicine) in 2009. The practices serve as integrative medical homes for the whole family – from pediatric care to adults, prevention, and advanced therapy for disease. Expansion continues with multiple locations and providers and the launch of CentreSpringMD Spa and CentreSpringMD Pediatrics.

Ceree Eberly

Ceree Eberly

Ceree Eberly, Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company (retired)

Ceree Eberly was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President for The Coca-Cola Companyin 2009.She joined the Company in 1990and has since served in avariety of leadership roles. In 1998, Ceree became theHuman Resources Director, Central America & Caribbean Division in San José, Costa Rica, where she oversaw both Company and bottling operations’ human resources strategies. In 2003, she was appointed Vice President, Corporate Business Unit, where she led the support of the worldwide McDonald's business in technical operations, quality assurance, social responsibility, communications, global juice portfolio, IT and human resources. Ceree filled this role until 2007,when she became the Group Human Resources Director for Europe.

As Chief People Officer, Ceree leads an organization responsible for developing and transforming approximately 150,000 Coca-Cola employees across more than 200 countries into a competitive advantage, and transforming the quality of the Company’s workplace into a global differentiator. She is a member of the senior operating leadership of the Company, responsible for directing the Company’s long term vision and strategy and operational initiatives, as well as working closely with Coca-Cola’s Board of Directors in the area of executive compensation, talent management, leadership succession, diversity and human/workplace rights She serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for Oglethorpe University; serves on the AACSB International Business Practices Council,part of the global accrediting body for business schools worldwide; past board member of various nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ceree is a member of Women Corporate Directors global organization; International Women’s Forum; Human Resources Global Leadership organizations such as HR Policy Association, Corporate Leadership Council and Personnel Roundtable. She is an ongoing mentor to female leaders and has a number of reverse millennial mentors, as well as being executive sponsor of Coca-Cola’s Millennial Voices organization. Ceree has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, graduating with high honors.


Beatrice Grech-Cumbo, Moderator

Beatrice Grech-Cumbo

Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, she was a Senior Vice President of Global Talent, leading a team that strategically manages and develops the world’s largest private workforce. In this role, Ms. Grech-Cumbo was responsible for building the capabilities of associates at all levels to ensure that Walmart had a highly qualified and high performing pool of talent able to deliver on the business strategy.

Ms. Grech-Cumbo has spent more than 25 years as a strategic business consultant to a wide variety of clients in manufacturing, retail, technology services, transportation, higher education industries and governmental agencies. She has facilitated transformation and assisted clients with growth and restructuring initiatives.

In addition to Ms. Grech-Cumbo’s consulting experience, she spent over three years with Magnequench Inc. (MQI) as a senior vice president of human resources worldwide reporting to the CEO. She was also responsible for the operations of two U.S. manufacturing facilities as well as labor negotiations for the represented workforces.

Nina Boone

Genevieve Bos

Co-Sales Leader, US, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transaction Solutions Group , Aon

Nina is responsible for implementing client coverage strategy and driving AMATS revenue growth through the development and management of client relationships with financial sponsors and alternative asset managers. Nina has over three decades of experience leading new and expansion revenue generation strategies. Nina is recognized for her expertise in sales process and discipline that has consistently driven year over year record revenue generation, her collaborative approach to team selling and her commitment to bringing the next generation of producers up through the organization.

Nina was also named US Board Chair for Aon’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in early 2017. Nina is passionate about women’s leadership and the positive effects great women leaders can have on revenues and engagement, both externally and internally at Aon. Nina believes in a direct correlation between diversity and revenue generation. Nina’s enthusiasm for empowering women at Aon led her to establish the “Engaging Men to Empower Women” mentoring program in August 2015, focusing on business acumen and career progress through cross-level business expertise, and highlights the value of gender diversity in the workplace.

In her free time, Nina is a coach and mentor for women entrepreneurs and young women future leaders in several countries. She is also a VIP member of Women in the Boardroom, an organization that prepares women to serve on corporate boards. Nina holds an Executive board position with Savvy Ladies, a non-profit organization providing financial education and resources for women to inspire them to plan for the future. She completed the Class of 2016-2017 International Women’s Forum Fellowship, the leading women’s executive development program in the world. Nina participated in the both the Harvard Women’s Executive Leadership program and the INSEAD Women in International Business program.

Personally, Nina is an entrepreneur herself, currently involved in the patent process for a new idea for an everyday utility. She is an avid traveler and lover of New York City.

Tanya Counter

Tanya Counter

Regional Vice President, Enterprise Business, Salesforce

Tanya Counter is the Regional Vice President of Enterprise Strategic Accounts at Salesforce, which for the second year in a row, Salesforce has been named #1 on Great Place to Work's list of the World’s Best Workplaces! Tanya and her team are responsible for accelerating transformation, driving growth and customer success across large scale global companies.

Tanya leads by example by giving back, mentoring, developing top talent, and creating an atmosphere of authenticity, diversity, trust and fun. In addition, Tanya is the executive sponsor for the Salesforce Women's Network in Atlanta. Prior to Salesforce, Tanya held various positions at Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Unisys after beginning her career in banking. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University. Outside of work, Tanya enjoys yoga, meditation, real food, art and the outdoors!

Kim Hoefer

Kim Hoefer

Vice President, Talent Acquisition, First Data

Kim Hoefer oversees global Talent Acquisition for the Technology and Product Development organization within First Data. She is responsible for leading a matrixed team of recruiters around the world that are passionate about finding the best technology talent for First Data, supporting the continued transformation of the company. Kim is also part the Talent Acquisition leadership group for First Data, driving continued improvements in processes and best practices to attract talent to the organization and provide the most up to date tools for the recruiters. Kim joined First Data in July 2009 and has been fortunate to have had a diverse range of opportunities including leading Executive Recruiting and the Global Recruitment Center in Costa Rica.

Prior to joining First Data, Kim was a Vice President at Fiderion, a boutique executive search firm, specializing in the financial services industry, responsible for full cycle search execution. Kim has worked in both large and small Executive search firms during her career, including Korn/Ferry and A.T. Kearny. Clients have included a wide range of companies from retail, manufacturing, financial services and professional services.

Kim graduated with a degree in Economics from Tufts University.

Mary Moore

Mary Moore

Founder and CEO, The Cook’s Warehouse

As founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, Mary Moore has combined her love of cooking and business. The Cook's Warehouse is Atlanta’s premier gourmet store and cooking school with three locations, at Ansley Mall in midtown, Peachtree Station in Chamblee, and Merchant’s Walk in East Cobb, complemented by an on-line store at and mail order catalog.

Moore recently acquired the oldest online retailer in the housewares space,, to add to her growing online presence. She is a leader in the housewares industry, and has received numerous awards. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and has made numerous television appearances. Moore has also ventured into technology developing an app called Plenty that allows users to find restaurants and foods that work for them based on a robust filter of diets, allergies and cuisine types. She is very involved in community and is past Chair of the Atlanta Community Food Bank Board, past President of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, a member of the Woodward Academy Governing Board chairing the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, and the Carter Center Board of Councilors.