Heather Tinsley-Fix is a Senior Advisor at AARP, where she leads the organization’s work on employer engagement and helps drive AARP’s focus on providing members and the 50+ with the tools they need to thrive in today’s work environment. She also focuses on employer engagement on a variety of topics affecting the 50+ worker. With a background in marketing, innovation, and program management, Heather works with employers and job seekers, external partners, and academics to provide thought leadership on 50+ labor market issues and create practical resources that enable employers to capitalize on the value of experience. Ms. Tinsley-Fix has been with AARP since 2006. Prior to joining AARP, she held various marketing, strategy, and program management positions with the American Psychological Association, MicroStrategy, and the Advisory Board. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Literary Theory, both from the University of Exeter.
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Hannah Kain is President and CEO of ALOM, a global supply chain company she founded in 1997 headquartered in Fremont, California.
ALOM operates out of 19 global locations to support its Fortune 500 customers in the technology, automotive, medical, financial, and energy sectors with brand enhancing supply chain management services and solutions.
Hannah was born in Denmark where – in addition to a business and political career – she taught at Copenhagen Business School. Hannah holds three university degrees. She immigrated in 1990 and moved to Silicon Valley in 1994.
Hannah is a Board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and former board member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), part of the WBENC Forum Leadership Team and a current board member of WBEC-Pacific. She is the board chair of How Women Lead, Silicon Valley. She serves on the Advisory Council of Heritage Bank of Commerce and The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Kain is a member of the exclusive invitation-only Committee of 200 for executive women.
She has received numerous awards for her supply chain, leadership and diversity activities. Among her 2020 recognition, Business Insider named her one of the top 100 people transforming business. For the sixth year in a row, Hannah was named a Supply Chain Pro to Know. She was recognized as one of the top 10 women in logistics, and she won the inaugural SDCE Women in Supply Chain award in September 2020. Among her prior awards, 2019 WBEC-Pacific Pinnacle Award, 2017 Gold Woman of The Year Stevie, and the 2017 Silver Stevie for best global woman-owned business. She has been honored as a Top 25 Champion of Diversity in STEM, won the Manufacturing Institute STEP Ahead Award, the YWCA Tribute to Women Award, inducted into the Silicon Valley Capitol Club wall of fame, won the global Vistage Leadership Award, and named a WBENC Business Star. In addition, ALOM has won numerous awards.
ALOM has earned numerous quality certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, TL 9000 and DMSCA CMP Level 3.0.
Lisa Winton is the CEO of Winton Machine Company founded by her and her husband, George Winton, in 1997. With over two decades in managing the business together in metro Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa is the finance and business development mastermind and George is the engineering brains.
In addition to their team of 40 employees, interns and apprentices, Winton partners with 120 vendors to produce their machinery of which 60% are Georgia based companies. Winton designs and builds machinery that makes parts for a wide range of applications most notably including the NASA Mars Exploration Rover with collaborative plans underway for the next generation rover project dubbed Mars 2020; the Raytheon Iron Dome Weapon System which is used to help protect over 8 million people in Israel from incoming missiles and artillery; and mass production of refrigerators being built on General Electric assembly lines.
Winton Machine is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Lisa has actively advocated for trade, education and workforce development for several years. In 2019, Lisa was invited to participate in several joint meetings between NAM and White House representatives. In 2020, Lisa was honored to be elected to the NAM Board of Directors.
In May 2019, Lisa was appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as a Board Member for the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) serving as the Seventh Congressional District Representative. Lisa is serving a four year term on the State Board which is responsible for establishing standards, regulations and policies for the operation of the TCSG. As a part of her responsibilities she serves specifically on the economic development committee.
Lisa was recently elected to the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for a two year term (2021-2022). In 2019, Lisa served as a Chairman’s Appointee on the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee. She also served on Partnership Gwinnett’s Executive Council to Chair to support the 2019 Talent Development/Workforce Development initiatives. She serves as an industry panelist and speaker on topics covering domestic and global trade, STEM education and manufacturing workforce development.
Winton Machine was awarded the Gwinnett Chamber 2019 IMPACT Regional Business Award for Small Business. Winton Machine took top honors as the Gwinnett Chamber 2018 Pinnacle Small Business Overall Winner and Best Small Business of the Year: 25+ Employees. Winton Machine was a finalist in the 2018 Metro Export Challenge sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Winton Machine proudly represented the State of Georgia at the 2018 Made in America Product Showcase held at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Over the years, several other state and local organizations have also recognized Winton Machine for their contributions to Georgia’s manufacturing industry and their economic impact domestically and internationally.
Lisa is a University of Florida graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is a Leadership Gwinnett graduate. She is also a graduate of SBDC Fast Trac, GrowSmart, SBA Emerging Leaders and ExportGA programs.