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2019 Operations Conference - Keynotes Announced

Thursday, November 29, 2018  
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Don't miss these national leaders joining us in WI!

WALHDAB is pleased to announce our slate of keynotes for the 2019 Operations Conference taking place February 5-6, 2019.  

Wednesday, February 6
8:15-9:15 a.m. 
Morning Keynote – National Alignment of the Public Health Workforce

Brian Castrucci, MA, DrPH – deBeaumount Foundation

Brian C. Castrucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. disruptor, instigator, and fierce advocate for public health. In just six years, he has helped build the Foundation into a leading voice in health philanthropy and public health practice. 

An award-winning epidemiologist with 10 years of experience working in state and local health departments, Castrucci brings a unique background to the philanthropic sector that allows him to shape and implement visionary and practical initiatives and partnership and bring together research and practice to improve health.

Under his leadership, the de Beaumont Foundation is driving change to improve population health, foster collaboration between public health and primary care, and strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure. Among the projects he has spearheaded are CityHealth, the BUILD Health Challenge, and the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey.

2:15-3:15 p.m. 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Closing Keynote - Emotional Labor and Preventing and Managing Workplace Burnout
Brian Muir – The James Madison Group


Brian Muir, President and Founder of the James Madison Group Inc., has over 25 years of training, consulting, and organizational development experience in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector he has worked with over 200 municipalities, counties, local government associations, and state and federal agencies and has developed over 14,000 public sector front-line and management personnel in 18 states.


Seeing a need in the public sector for more training, organizational, and community development services that address local government’s unique challenges, he founded The James Madison Group in 2002. Brian’s 15+ years of developing, training, and consulting public organizations; and his four years of first-hand local government experience on the North Salt Lake City Council, one year as Mayor Pro Tem, uniquely qualify him to develop and provide specialized public-sector training and consulting services.

While serving on the North Salt City Council Brian established Uniting Neighbors, a community service organization that continues to focus on Emergency Preparedness, Neighborhood Watch, and Beautification. Brian has worked closely with all organizational levels, including elected leaders, upper management teams, supervisors, and front-line staff. His goal is to continually develop the company curriculum and services through ongoing research, so that his clients will have innovative solutions to the complex organizational, personnel, and community challenges they face.



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